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Hi I'm Clarissa Berens

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very new convert. I was baptized October 8th 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I came to this church I was in a dark unhappy place. I was lost and confused and I was finding anything I could to make me feel happy even if it was for a short time and made me feel worse afterwards. I didn’t believe in happiness that was real or lasted very long. I had no sense of worth or potential for myself. I was extremely impressed by how passionate and proud everyone was about their faith. I had never seen that at any other church I had attended. I met with the missionaries and it made me even more excited about what the church had to offer me. I was extremely lucky that the missionaries had enough faith to ask me for a commitment to be baptized on Oct. 8th at our first meeting. I have learned so much from this church and the people in it. It is amazing how without trying each one of you has taught me a valuable lesson or helped me in some way. The one thing that I appreciate the most about this church is the unconditional love that is offered here. Everyone is treated like family even if they are a stranger. Being a part of this church has taught me that I am worth a lot more than I know and that I have so much more potential than I could possibly know. The day I was baptized will be a day I will remember for the rest of my life. The first thing I thought as I came up out of the water and looked at all of the people around me was that my family just got a lot bigger. The next day when I was confirmed it gave me a strong feeling of overwhelming joy and empowerment and that I had so much potential to help others like everyone helped me. I have grown so much in the past month and a half and my life will forever be changed. I am very excited about sharing my new found happiness with everyone and I just hope to help others find the same happiness I found as we all deserve to know that there is something better than just living in the dark and filling our lives with things that will only make us feel worse in the long run.

How I live my faith

I enjoy helping everyone around me at every opportunity. I pay close attention to those around me and make sure that anyone that is hurting I reach out to them in any way I can. I enjoy sharing my testimony with everyone that I meet.