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Hi I'm Clyde

I'm a farm boy who did not want to farm, I recently retired after 38 years with the same company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Coming from a farm family of four boys, it may be surprising that none of us wanted to stay with the family farm. I graduated with a B.S. degree in accounting and spent 38 years as an accountant and business systems analyst with a large company. My interests include music and computers. I have participated in various choirs and vocal quartets. In my younger years I played the guitar. I am not very good as a guitar player, but I want to pick it up again now that I am retired. My greatest satisfaction and joy comes from being with my sweetheart of over 40 years and in our frequent association with our five children and their wonderful spouses and children. We have 12 grandchildren that continue to impress us with their goodness as well as with their talents and abilities. My wife and I are currently preparing to fulfill an assignment as LDS Church missionaries in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Our assignment will begin the end of April and will last for 18 months. We are excited to go but we will miss our family, especially the youngest grandchildren who will change so much in the time we are away. We are grateful for email and the ability to video conference with them through Skype.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in God and in His Son Jesus Christ who is our Savior and Redeemer. I believe in the Bible and I know that God loves His children and wants them to be happy. I believe in the same organization that existed in the church that Christ established when he lived upon the earth. I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led by modern day apostles and prophets who teach us how to be happy by living as Jesus taught us to live. I have been blessed in so many ways by being a member of this Church. I rejoice that through obedience to God's commandments that I can be reunited with my family and friends after this life. I know that death is not the end of our existence and I am grateful to a loving Heavenly Father for the blessings of this life and the blessings available to us through out eternity.

How I live my faith

As a 19 year old, I served two years as a Mormon missionary in the province of Quebec, Canada. I was able to learn some French which greatly assisted me in sharing the gospel message. Since that time I have had various assignments in my local LDS Church units including working with both youth (in Scouting and other youth programs) and with adults. I have been privileged to serve as a lay ecclesiastical leader of local congregations. I have made many dear friends during this time. I am also privileged to to visit monthly the homes of five or six families who are members of our local congregation. My companion and I visit them to check on their well being, assist them according to their needs, and to pray with them if they wish. I have been involved in community projects such as neighborhood watch organizations and neighborhood cleanup efforts.