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Hi I'm Claren Bryson

I grew up in Logan, UT and came back to Logan after being married and having children. I now design and make jewelry.

About Me

After my husband was hurt on the job, we were separated for almost two years. While my husband went to school and I ended up going to school too. I found out that I had an aptitude towards electronics and went to school at at a Technical School. I graduated at the top of my class as an Electronic Technician and got a job as a technician. After only 2 1/2 years I was in a car accident which changed my life. I was able to lose weight, but I'm still not able to get out to much but I love to go to church and when I'm feeling well enough I am able to get myself ready now and get in my motorized wheelchair and buzz on over to the church which is only a block away. I love to have friends and family visit and keep in touch with family all over through the internet. I talk to my Mom almost every day and I have 3 brothers and sisters who are all wonderful people and active in the LDS church. I credit my parents for leading us in the right direction, especially my Mom. She has worked so hard all her life for her family. I like to share with people the diet that helped me lose so much weight. The internet keeps me connected even though I can't get out like I would like. I hope that soon I will be able to get my drivers license and get out and be involved with the community more. I'm almost 60 years old but I feel I still have so much I need to do. I feel like I'm maybe 45 instead of being as old as I am. I still have much I can give and I strive every day do so.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. All my ancestors were pioneers except one set of great Grandparents. Some even knew the prophet Joseph Smith personally, but that's not why I'm LDS. When I was seven years old in primary our teacher was reading the story of the Jesus Christ and I remember crying and knowing that it was true. All through my young years clear through the age of 18 I had spiritual experiences like that where the spirit made it known to me that I was a member of his church. For a while though I left the church. I had my feelings hurt by members of the church and I felt like I wasn't welcome when I went to church, so for two years I quit going to church and did things I shouldn't have been doing. I worked and played and that was it. Then one day, when I was 20 years old, I came to realize that I was very unhappy and I knew that I needed to get back to going to church and being involved with the people there. I knew that no matter how the people were I would never again let it drive me away from what I knew to be true. Now, even though I can't go to church like I'd like because of my health, I always have the church in my heart. I know Heavenly Father loves me and we'll all be reunited in Heaven, all my family will be there and great will be the joy in my heart.

How I live my faith

In my ward I am a Visiting Teaching Supervisor. It's not very difficult but it fits my capabilities. I can use the phone easy and talk to them by phone or the internet. Even though it's just a little job it's vital that somebody does it. In the past I have held a wide variety of positions. I've been a pianist in primary, Young Adult leader, Assistant Ward Young Women's Camp director,11-12 year old girls Teacher, 3 year old primary Teacher, Primary Chorister and then 3 year old Teacher again. This was all before the car accident in 1990, when I was 36 years old.