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Hi I'm Michael Clark

I'm a twin, a robot-building nerd, and I love to do stuff with my friends and family. My name is Michael, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy hanging out with my friends and taking part in the Robotics Club at my high school. I like to hunt, fish, and do basically anything outdoors. My family and friends have always been a big part of my life, and any activity that will allow me to spend time with them is something that I love doing. I have always had a firm belief that Christ and God are out there. I always believed that the Book of Mormon contained the words of God, and that He loves me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to this church and always enjoyed it. When I was 15 or 16, I decided it was time for me to decide if I really believed in this church or not. So I followed Moroni's admonition to pray to know if this church is true. When I got the confirmation that it really is true, and that I should continue being a practicing Mormon. I know that Christ truly does love me as an individual, not just because I am a member of His church. I love this gospel and all that adds to my life! I have never regretted the decision to stand up for what I believe to be true. There were many times at the high school I went to where my faith was tried, and standards tested. The faith I have was never "popular" to my peers, but they usually respected me for it. Whenever other students would start to swear or use unnecessarily vulgar language around me, I would ask them to quit saying them around me. One thing that I found out was that people are usually pretty respectful of each other's beliefs. Sure, there will always be someone who wants to push your buttons, or do things to make you mad, but people in general are typically very respectful. So it got to the point that other students would hear each other being vulgar or crude, and they would start correcting each other. I know for a fact that God will bless us as we do the best we can to live His Gospel. I love Him with all of my heart, and for that reason I am serving His children in the California Arcadia Mission. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and Redeemer, and that because He lives, I will also be able to rise from death, with my entire family! I love this Gospel and all of the joy it brings into my life.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of my Young Men's group on Vashon Island. I will be serving a mission in the California Arcadia mission, speaking Spanish! I report to the Mexico MTC August 9th, and I can't wait to serve the Lord as a full-time missionary!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Michael Clark
We believe that the Bible contains the word of God, and we revere the Bible very much. We believe that through a deep, sincere study of the scriptures, we can come to know much more about ourselves and our God. Show more Show less