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Hi I'm Clarissa

I grew up in Utah. I graduated high school with a 4.0. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am preparing to go on a mission in a couple months, and I am so excited! As soon as I get back I'm going to go to college, but I still don't know what I want to study. I play the piano and viola. I love learning how to do new things. Right now my favorite new thing is crocheting. I love reading good books like Les Miserables, Little Women, The Help, scriptures (of course), etc...

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church by my two wonderful parents. During my very early teenage years I read the Book of Mormon on my own, and after a lot of study and prayer I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. I have never felt happier or more at peace than when I study the scriptures and live the principles of the gospel. I know that my Heavenly Father and His Son are happy when I do what is right because I have felt their overwhelming love envelope and uplift me, yet somehow I always end up making mistakes anyway. It is in these mistakes that I have learned of the depth of their love for me and for all people. I know that when I have done wrong, He loves me and just wants me to come back to Him. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and is a prophet of God. I know that God loves all people and wants them to return to His presence to live happily for eternity. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of this earth today. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is divine, and He is our Savior. He lived, died, and lives again. I live the gospel because it draws me near to Him; that is where I want to be.

How I live my faith

I loved giving service in my community through city and church youth organizations. We cleaned the sides of the highway, visited the elderly, and helped those in our community who couldn't do some things for themselves. Now that I am too old to serve in the youth groups, I can tell that I spend a lot less time in acts of service than I used to. I am trying to remedy that by finding ways to serve my family and friends before I leave them to go on my mission. Currently I spend much of my time studying and preparing to become a missionary so that I will be sufficiently knowledgeable to serve the people of my mission.