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Hi I'm Clarie Jessop

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Montana. I love being outdoors, hiking, running, sledding, hunting, shooting my bow, and horseback riding. I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor's of Art in History and a minor in the Russian language. I am now serving as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Russia Yekaterinburg Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

As a convert to the LDS faith, I know first hand what life is like without the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Without the Gospel, my life had less peace, less love, and less meaning. With the Gospel my life has a true purpose. It is the Lord who guides my life and decisions, who is with me through the trials and pitfalls, and who enables me to do all things and accomplish all of my own goals as well as His desires for me. Now I know that my Savior has a plan for me. If I turn to Him, I can do all things. I love the scriptures and the joy and guidance and comfort they bring to me daily as I study and ponder them. I know that God listens to me through prayer and He talks to me through the scriptures. After my dad died, I felt lost and alone. I never was able to find any closure or lasting comfort. With the knowledge that comes with the Gospel, I now know that I will see my dad again one day. More than that, though, I know that my dad's passing had meaning. I understand that I would not be who I am, I would not love God as I do, and I would not have been led to this Church without his death. And I know that in the eternal perspective, this is a small moment. Losing my dad now, means I can have him forever later. This is my own personal testimony of my Savior's love for me. It doesn't apply to everyone or even anyone else. But I know that good comes from the bad. My God has helped me see that. My dad is my guide, my mom is my hero, my older brother is my helper, my little brother is buddy, my youngest brother is my protector, and my sister is my comforter. With them I find the greatest happiness. I love my family. With the knowledge of the Gospel, my family and I can be together forever. My best friend is my laughs and my example. I have a testimony of the power that people have in our lives. God has sent me people to make my life worth living. All this comes from knowing the Gospel is TRUTH.

How I live my faith

I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2009. Since I began attending BYU-Idaho in 2011 and with the Rexburg Temple is so close, I went to the temple every week. The peace and joy it brought to my life was and still is unparalleled. When I could not attend the temple during the week for any particular reason, I felt the absence of that peace, comfort, and protection that I found when I entered the House of the Lord. The greatest way I can and strive to live my faith, however, is through serving others. Whether it be small acts of kindness for strangers, helping friends with problems, or spending quality time with my family, I try to think about others. Though I am not perfect in this, I want to exercise the charity and love that Jesus Christ exemplified in His mortal ministry and the love He shows me daily. I only hope I can make my Savior and Redeemer proud.