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Hi I'm Clara Lois

I'm a musician. I'm an artist. I'm an adventurer. I'm an athlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Pretty much everything interests me! I grew up studying classical music, specifically the viola. I played any sports I could but stuck with water polo in high school; I also sang in choir then. I grew up on a ranch in Los Angeles and I attend Brigham Young University in Provo with a major in graphic design, however I've deferred for an 18-month long mission which I will be serving in Santiago, Chile. My mother is legally blind yet also the most patient warrior I know. I've put myself through some unnecessary emotional distress concerning self-image and self-worth which I'm happy to say is over now; as pathetic as those issues may seem, they're very real. Throughout the entire ordeal of doubting and hating myself, I never EVER hated or doubted my God and Savior. It all was entirely my fault and They only helped me see clearly and conquer my demons. Despite any set-backs, I found/created various opportunities for art projects. My biggest pet peeves are 1) not doing something I know I can or not fulfilling my potential 2) fakes & cheaters 3) that eating isn't exercise. I have an awesome family of 4 siblings and 2 parents whom everyday I see are more than I deserve. Random adventures seem to have a way of finding me and I never turn them down!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church, but I'm still a convert. Through living the gospel, I've witnessed a change in me through the atonement of Jesus Christ, our Savior. The gospel and cleansing power of Christ's atonement change hearts. The atonement provides a hope that can't be found in anything else. Of course I've gone through my own phase of questions, doubts, rebellion, etc., heck! it's never-ending! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provides solace and joy. It also encourages growth. This gospel of Christ is perfect, although admittedly its followers aren't, and having something like that in life is the greatest thing! Jesus is personally my brother AND my atoning Redeemer. I KNOW Heavenly Father has such a love for me that I can't--I can't explain or even comprehend it. No one can take that away from me. My testimony of such truths and other hopes have come from living as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Religion is real to me and applicable to daily life. I don't see the logic to being a "Sunday Practicer" or whatever people call those who only follow their faith in a chapel. I've held a fair share of leadership positions and absolutely loved each one. Stepping up to help and represent others made me step forward in my own testimony. It's easy to find ways religion is "annoying"or "inconvenient" but let's be real--that's dumb. Living my faith gives my life purpose, happiness, answers, hope, and knowledge. Why would I, a person who sees truth through my faith and finds in it overall joy, ever abandon or betray it? I'm so over yolo-ing --and i'm not even 20 yet. The church showed me the overwhelming stupidity and confusion of some people and the nonsense they will gobble up. I'm not going to waste my time, energy, potential or life on that! I'm cut out for MUCH greater things, you are, too by the way, and I'm not forfeiting that--not for "good times" aka dangerous or forgetful moments, popularity or anything. "I know in whom I have trusted" (2 Nephi 4:19).

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Clara Lois
Of course not! We love to help everybody because each person is one of God's own beloved children. He actually work to find opportunities to serve. Show more Show less