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Hi I'm Clarke

I'm a singer, I'm a dancer, and yes I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been playing piano since I was twelve. My seventh grade choir director instilled in me a love of singing music and have been singing ever since. I took gymnastics for a few years when I was younger. I started dancing with my high school's ballroom team and it just became a part of me from then on. I was the nerdy awkward kid throughout most of junior high and high school, and going to college I realized that I haven't changed much. I have sung with BYU Men's Chorus. I served in the France, Lyon mission from March 2014- Februrary 2016. I love my family immensely. My father and two older brothers have served missions and I'm privileged to join them. I love sports ranging from soccer, basketball, baseball, track, cross country, ultimate frisbee, and many more. I love anime, superheroes, Sci-Fi, fantasy, and a good romantic comedy. I can't put down a good book once I've started it. I love the rain, wind, and mountains. I love animals, especially cats and dogs. And little kids are just the most adorable things on earth!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a community were most people were mormon, however there were some people here and there who were not. These people gave me an opportunity to see what my life would be like without the church. I saw so much heartache, misery, anger, and rebellion that I thought that there was no way that you could escape from it. Then I would look at the people in my life that set good examples for me, like my parents and close friends, and I would see a different picture. I saw happiness, kindness, patience, love, compassion, and obedience. However I still saw these people go through hard times, and they had just as much heartache and misery as those who weren't mormon. I didn't understand for the longest time why these people who lived their lives so righteously still had these terrible trials. I learned why from my own experiences. I felt an immense heartache that I thought would never leave, I though I'd never feel happy again. Then I thought of how my friends and family dealt with their problems, and each and every time they turned to the Lord. I, too, turned myself unto the Lord and now I can testify that He lives. He lives and loves all of us, His children. I know that He wants us to grow strong and return to Him so he gives us trials to overcome. I testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church, that the prophet Joseph Smith did restore the gospel in this last dispensation. I testify that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. These things I testify in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing and showing others what it means to me. One way was through home teaching, even though when I would go home teaching around our ward it was always to older and capable people who knew much more than I did. Still, I would go and teach them and I would leave knowing that they were uplifted and that I was gaining a knowledge of what I was teaching to them. Another way I live my faith is by serving a full time mission. Two years of dedicated service to sharing the very principles and blessings that have enriched and forever changed my life. It's an answer to the Savior's call in Matthew 28: 19-20 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." However the most important way that I live my faith is in everyday life. Being kind to everyone, offering to help, obeying the law, daily prayer and scripture study, and becoming the person whom the Savior would have me be. Gentle, patient, and a long list of other characteristics that describe my Savior Jesus Christ.