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Hi I'm Clayton

I grew up in Northern California. I am a small business owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of six. I enjoy playing basketball and running outdoor adventure races. I grew up fishing and camping as a family and continue to enjoy that with my family. I own my own business and look forward to meeting new people everyday. I traveled to Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States and Canada. I enjoy learning about other people and cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and grew up learning to rely on and have faith in Jesus Christ. I learned at a young age to trust in Him. During difficult times that life presents I turned toward Heavenly Father in prayer and asked Him for help to learn and grow. He often answered my prayers which brought peace. As I was starting High School my parents separated and by the end of High School they Divorced. I really struggled to understand why and what does that mean for me and my future. It was during that time that I developed a strong testimony of how much Heavenly Father loved me and that He would be there to help me. I found that as I read the scriptures, prayed and looked for opportunities to serve others, I was a much happier person. This experience brought me to understand that Jesus Christ died for me, that he has called a prophet in our day to lead and guide us, and that the Bible and Book of Mormon are scriptures to help us become more like Him. I continue to share my faith with my children and teach them to walk after the Savior and to look to Him as our example of the path to happiness.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the youth program with the boys fourteen and fifteen years old. I help plan weekly activities for them that promote both secular, physical, mental and spiritual development. We do high adventure activities through scouting that facilitates their personal growth. Last year I was asked to put on a dance festival for the youth. We had over 350 youth participate from the ages of 12 to 18. They learned dances from around the world and performed them for the community in three separate performances. Local civic leaders attended as well as our friends of other faiths. Well over 20,000 service hours were given over 9 months to make the 1200 authentic costumes from the specific countries. The youth had dance instruction each week for 9 months in preparation for the performances. The festival brought youth together from many different backgrounds and allowed them to accomplish a difficult goal over a long period of time. It was well worth it. I learned about the willing heart that is needed in the service of others.