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Hi I'm James William Tad Clayton

I love my family, and I love Jesus. I can play guitar. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am on a mission in the Alabama Birmingham Mission. I really love to play guitar, lacrosse, chill with my friends, and preach the gospel! I have found that the thing that bring me the most joy in my life is spending time with people I love, especially my family. Because of the gospel of Jesus Christ, everyone can feel of that same joy. That is a message worth sharing, and so that is why I am serving a mission. Before I left home, I also enjoyed water skiing, kendama, music, and anything that could make me laugh. I loved growing up in Utah, and I will probably attend college there when I return, but for now, I will serve the Lord!

Why I am a Mormon

I continue to follow the gospel because it brings me true and lasting happiness, and I know that this is Christ's true church. I love Jesus so much that I will do anything for him. I have seen the happiness that living principles of the gospel has brought, and I want that for my family one day. The scriptures say "...men are that they might have joy" and I truly believe that through living the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have gained joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving a mission full time! I bear my testimony every day and try to bring others back to Christ. I feel that the most important way to share the gospel is by the way you live. Being an example is the best missionary tool , because you never know who you will bless and affect. I try to follow Christ in word and in deed, and as long as I try my best, I know that its good enough. The two great commandments are to love God, and to love your fellow men. If I can do that, I feel that God will be proud of me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

James William Tad Clayton
Nope! it is strongly encouraged but it is not required. I believe that it is the right thing to do for all men in the church though. Show more Show less