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Hi I'm Claire

I love hiking, playing tennis, eating fresh raspberries, and spending time with friends and family. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a wonderful home full of laughter and love. My family members are also my best friends, and I am happiest when I am spending time with them. I love learning and I am studying accounting at college, which is challenging but enjoyable to me. Some of my hobbies include piano, hiking, cooking, singing, and tennis. I also love running. One of my favorite things to do is to get up early before the neighborhood is awake and take a jog down the long country roads of my hometown, enjoying the fresh morning air and the beautiful sunrise.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my wonderful parents were converted to the LDS church despite the lack of support from their immediate families. They wanted my siblings and me to be raised with the true gospel of the LDS church so that we could have the happiness they had found. It is such a blessing to have such loving parents, but truthfully, I had to gain my own testimony in order to be strong in the gospel. True conversion comes through reading the scriptures, following the counsel of the prophets, attending and learning from church meetings, and praying to God to know if the church and its teachings are true. I have done all of these things and I have discovered for myself that the LDS church does indeed have the fulness of the gospel. This gospel brings true joy to my family and me. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

To be honest, the gospel impacts every aspect of my life. The clothes I choose in the morning should reflect my values of modesty. My words and actions during the day should show my respect for God, myself, and others. My behavior should be in line with the commandments and the teachings of the church. It may seem a lot to ask members to make religion a 24/7 commitment, not just a Sunday event. However, the gospel is not restrictive; rather, living the teachings of the gospel allows me to live a happy, fulfilled lifestyle because I have direction and purpose and no regrets. I am also living my faith by becoming a missionary. I will be teaching about the gospel for 18 months in California. I have been asked to teach in Spanish, so I am looking forward to learning that beautiful language. I am excited to dedicate my time to serving others and teaching about my beliefs.