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Hi I'm Clay Blackmer

I'm one of ten children raised in southern California. I have one child and two step-children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Whittier, California to two great parents. Eventually there would be ten children-five girls and five boys. Our three bedroom, two bathroom home was full of a lot of chaotic fun! We had great neighbors and friends. I attended great public schools with great teachers and friends. Our parents instilled within us a great love and deep respect for our country.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned as a young child that I was happiest when I was doing something for someone else. My Church and neighborhood were filled with elderly people and I loved helping them. It made me feel closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ. I noticed at a very early age that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided many opportunities for service. It helped me think less of myself and more of others. I also learned public speaking at around five years old and it helped me connect with others. My parents had deep convictions of Jesus Christ and His divine mission and church. I wanted to feel the same way and knew I would if I continued faithful to the Church that gave me so much joy. Eventually I knew for myself that He was the Son of God and Savior of the world. At age nineteen, I was called by the Church to serve a two year mission in Rome, Italy. I love the Italian people with all my heart. In that great land, I saw the gospel of Jesus Christ change and enrich their lives. It was further evidence to me how Jesus Christ needs to be the center of our lives.

How I live my faith

Balance is very important to me. Family, worship, and exercise are key elements to a balanced life. We attend Church together every Sunday. My wife teaches the ten year olds and I assist the Bishop with his schedule. We love the other people in our congregation as we all work to bless the lives of others. This gives our family meaning and purpose. We live in a beautiful area of the country with hills and mountains all around us. It is nice to be outdoors together and be reminded of He who created it all for our benefit.