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Hi I'm Clark

I'm a retired United States federal law enforcement officer. I'm a father of five and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently retired from a United States Federal Law enforcement career. Much of my career was involved working within the agency canine program. In this capacity I worked daily with canines and their handlers. I am a thirteen-year survivor of pancreatic cancer. I regard my faith and the power of Jesus Christ as the reason that I have been permitted to continue in this life. Medically I faced dismal odds of survival but with God all things are possible.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my paternal and maternal ancestors were some of the earliest members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have found my own testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a young person in high school I felt a deep desire to know for myself if what I had been taught as a child was true. I put my faith to the test through sincere prayer and pondering the scriptures. This experience along with many others has strengthened my belief and commitment to the church. I have learned that following the teachings of Jesus Christ taught withing the church is the only path to true happiness.

How I live my faith

I have served in the church since my childhood. I have served as a youth leader, teacher and Bishop (the lay leader of a local congregation). Currently I am serving as an early morning Seminary teacher. Seminary is an early morning scripture study program offered to all high school age youth.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Clark
Absolutely not. It is totally voluntary. Missions are encouraged but not mandatory. I served a mission in Australia in the early 1970's and my mission continues to influence my life to this day. Deeply believing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true motivated me to serve a mission in order to help others. Show more Show less