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Hi I'm Claire

I'm a country girl going to school at BYU. My parents are divorced. I love my family so much.

About Me

I grew up in rural Washington. My parents divorced when I was young, and I was raised by my mom. I have a younger brother. Music has always been a part of my life. I took piano lessons for eleven years, and I enjoy performance and expression through music. I love to travel. I have been across the United States, and I treasure the experiences I've had. I love to read, sing, and laugh. I am currently going to school.

Why I am a Mormon

I have attended Church my whole life. Needless to say, the decision I make to be a part of Christ's church every day is my own choice. When I was young, out of necessity, I built my foundation on truth. My world was crumbling around me, and the Savior, His Gospel, was the only sure place in which I could find refuge. I rely on the fact that God doesn't change, His truths don't change, His love doesn't change. It is as necessary to me as breathing. I believe when I pray, God hears. I believe the Prophet and Apostles today speak the word of God. I believe the scriptures are true. Every time I have a question, an answer is contained within the pages. I believe the priesthood is the power of God. I have been richly blessed by those who have righteously exercised it in my behalf through the Sacrament and priesthood blessings. I believe in the Savior's amazing grace. When I felt that all light in my heart had gone, His grace relit my soul, raised my spirit, and gave me peace. Peace, eternal truth, answers, grace, the hope of God's light: this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to make the Savior and the Gospel the center of my life. I have served with my peers as a youth, as a congregation and choir pianist, by leading the music in our worship services, and I had the opportunity to work with the children for a few months. I live my faith by trying to pay attention when the Holy Spirit puts ideas or actions in my heart and by trying to be obedient to those promptings. I live my faith by reading the scriptures every day, even if I am tired or have homework to do. I also try to improve my scripture reading by searching for personal applications or by searching for answers to my questions. I live my faith by going to the temple. I try to go each week. It is a beautiful time to feel close to my Heavenly Father and think about my Savior, His desires for me, and how I am doing. It is a chance to serve and to reflect. I live my faith by praying to my Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, several times a day, as I am moved upon by the Spirit. I live my faith by trying to keep my thoughts and body clean. I am not perfect at living my faith, but I live my faith as I strive to live it more perfectly.