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Hi I'm Norm McClellan

I'm a life-long member of the Mormon Church. I love my family - including every one of my eleven children.

About Me

In my youth, I accompanied my parents on a Church mission to South America where they supervised the construction of chapels. I later returned to South America on a mission of my own. I have learned to love those of Hispanic cultures and enjoy being around them. My wife and I enjoy our eleven children. All but one of them is now married and they have scattered to live in seven different States and one even lives in Taiwan. With each year that passes, we accumulate more grandchildren. I woked for Burroughs Corporation (now Unysys Corp.) as a software engineer for over 30 years where I helped write compilers, data communication packages, and other system software aides. When I retired, we moved to Utah to be closed to family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and ancestors have been members of the Church for many generations. I grew up in an active family that lived the Mormon way always. At first, I accepted the Church because my parents told me it was true. But, as in all our lives, times came when I questioned the validity of what they taught. When such times occurred, I turned to the Lord in prayer and sought a testimony of my own. It came a little at a time. I can't identify a certain moment when I was completely converted. I am still being strengthened from time to time. I remember on one occasion when I had just finished reading the Book of Mormon for the umpteenth time, that I knelt down with my little children and asked the Lord to again confirm the truthfulness of what we had just read. The intent was to implant testimonies in the hearts of my children, but in reality, the Holy Ghost chose to edify my testimony at that time instead. The Spirit bore record so strongly to my heart and mind that I have never since had any cause to doubt the witness that it bore to me on that occasion. The work that we do in the temples brings such great joy and happiness to both me and my wife. I can remember times as we would drive home at night, often following a very exhausting evening in the temple, where we would feel so elated. The joy that comes as we do what the Lord has requested of us is amazing. We could hardly wait to return and continue our efforts there the following week. We have also noticed that as we continue our service in the temple, that the difficulties that come to us in our every-day living have become easier to handle. They still come - but they are always manageable.

How I live my faith

For most of my adult life, I have served as a clerk in ward and stake units. I have helped in many areas including financial, membership, statistical and historical areas. I have watched as the process of doing this work has evolved tremendously over the last half century. I served a mission for the Church, being assigned to proselyte in Argentina. It strengthened my testimony to help and watch as the people I worked with learned of the gospel and changed their lives to live its principles. It was my opportunity to copy my family's genealogical information onto computer. This was no small matter as I entered over 5000 names into the "family tree". For the last 20 years, I have been called to serve in various temples. I appreciate the opportunity to perform sacred ordinances there for the salvation many.