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Hi I'm Clair

My life's quest is for happiness, originality, and good fun. I don't have all the answers to life or love. But, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up with three older brothers who wrestled, teased and bruised me into the scrappy girl I am today. I love my brothers. They gave me Doritos to eat when I was 6 months old. They taught me how to punch someone when I was 5. They taught me how to throw a football when I was 11 and they taught me not to, "Take no crap from nobody" when I entered High School as a some-what shy freshman. I'm either alive because of them or in-spite of them. Our house was always full of animals growing up; from dogs, cats, snakes, hamsters, turtles to bearded dragons and our beloved pet pig, Shelby. This was in a large part do to our parents. Although they lived the majority of their lives in the city, they never stopped being country at heart. We camped and hiked as much as possible on my papas farm; exploring caves, finding indian arrow heads and cannoning along side beaver. My parents also owned their our craft business. We all had our rolls in the process of creating. My job was to stain. But, I remember watching my mom as she painted the wood figures and wondering how she did it. Since then i've always loved Art, drawing, creating, exploring, and story telling. I guess it's no surprise now that I'm studying to be an illustrator. I love playing tennis and swimming. I've been a field commander, a sky diver, a beanie baby collector and an ex-missionary where I serve in Tegucigalpa Honduras. I'm currently a college student and life never ceases to surprise me.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? That's not an easy question to answer. It's like when people ask me why I don't wear socks with my shoes. I tell them "It feels good." Then they usually ask, "Doesn't it make your shoes smell?" I replay, "Yes, but it still feels better." So yes, being Mormon sometimes stinks. Have you ever tried to explain something to someone who didn't speak your own language? I have, and it's much like explaining to someone why I'm a Christian/ Mormon. I understand, It's frustrating for both parties and it stinks. But being Mormon is wonderful! If you haven't read the Book of Mormon read it. I promise you it will change your life; it changed mine. My story really begin about a half century ago when a man and a woman (both new converts to the church) fell in love and decided to get married. I was born into an amazing family and later on baptized into an even more remarkable church. I always felt that the church was true but it wasn't until I fell in love that I knew it. You see I feel in love with someone who didn't believe in the gospel like i did. I wanted nothing more than to be able to explain to him why I knew the church was true, but for whatever reason I was unable to do so. After than event in my life I dedicated a lot of time into finding out weather or not the church was true. The first time I read the book of Mormon all the way through it honestly took me a very long time and I felt as if I was left with more questions than I had answers. Then a month or two later I read it again in one week and it was as if I’d never read the book of Mormon before in my life. The best way I can describe what I felt by the time I finished was like opening my eyes after a long time of having them shut, or breathing after a long time of holding my breath. I finally knew. After that I have never doubted the authenticity and the divinity of the book of Mormon. I Know the Book f Mormon is true with all my heart, and I Beg you to read it.

How I live my faith

Christ was all about serving others and lifting them up and so are we. Christ didn't get paid for doing what he did so why should we? Many times as members of the church we are asked to serve others in the church as teachers, activity coordinators, music directors, all the way up to serving as full-time missionaries in different parts of the world. I had the privilege to serve a Mission is Tegucigalpa Honduras. It was the most amazing and humbling experience of my life. Unlike most Christian organizations today I didn't go to Honduras to build churches or schools. I went to give a different kind of service, to teach people about Jesus Christ and his atonement. I've seen many lives changed through scripture and prayer and i know that there is no substitute for it. But, besides my full-time mission I've been engaged in many community service activities from building houses to mowing yards. I've directed music, I've helped planned service activities, I've made church programs, and I do it al for free, because i know that's what the lord would want of me.