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Hi I'm Cline Waddell

I was born in Eastern Idaho very close to the Teton Peaks. I am an accountant, a farmer/rancher, and an entrepreneur.

About Me

As a youth, we lived under the shadow of the Teton Peaks. I grew up working on a small dairy farm working with horses pulling sleighs in the winter, and farming with them in the summer. As a teenager, my family moved to the Boise area where I graduated from high school and college with an accounting degree. I met and married the sweetest and most beautiful lady. We have seven children of our own, and several others who call us Mom and Dad. Life has not always been easy for us financially, but with hard work and the Lord's help, we always survived. We have always owned farms - some large, some small - but operated them from my accounting income. The last 25 years we have settled on a small farm. The last few years I have been a successful entrepreneur and started several successful businesses. Part of that success is due to great partners, but a great deal of my success I attribute to my Father in Heaven blessing me with guidance concerning staffing, problem solving, financial transaction considerations. I love life. I love to pet the horses we have on our farm. I love planting seeds, watching the plants grow, then harvesting the produce. I love the mountains and the waterfalls. I love to raft white water rapids and fish in clear mountain lakes. I love being with my family to enjoy nature. I am grateful the Lord has blessed both my wife any me with good health that allows us to enjoy these things together and to share them with others. I love God.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have had a personal witness of the divinity of this work. I believe that the priesthood of God has been restored to the earth because I have felt it's power and it has saved my life on several occasions. I believe that this priesthood has the power to save. I am a Mormon because of the revealed plan of happiness: our pre-earth life, the reason we came to earth, and where we go after we die. I believe in the priesthood power to unite families eternally and that all men and women have the opportunity to partake of Christ's atonement. I am a Mormon because I believe God loves us who live now as much as He loved those who lived during ancient times. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He blesses us with revelation, both to the church and to each of us personally. He has called apostles and prophets in our day to help guide us and keep us safe if we but listen and obey. I love being a Mormon because when I express my feeling to others, I know that God loves me and blesses me and my family. I love going to church on Sundays and mingling with other members and feeling the spirit of peace they have in their lives. I wish all men and women the same experience.

How I live my faith

I believe that "faith" is an action word. To simply believe in a principle or idea, but do nothing about it is vain and has no substance. I have been active, as long as I can remember, serving others. As a youth my father and I would visit widows and those who were sick. I would mow their lawns, take them flowers, or sometimes just tell them what my day had been like, and ask them how their day had been. I found that it was not hard to be kind. As an adult, I served in some scouting capacity most of my life. I love to mentor young men because I have been able to see, not only where they are now, but what they can become. Being able to instill the values of hard work, honesty, charity, and self worth has always been a rewarding experience for me. I have learned that we love those we serve. I have loved being with the young men. The best way I have shown my faith is by being a father. I have not been a perfect father, but our children know that I believe in Christ and His atonement because I have told them so on may occasions and have tried to show them by the way I live. As a family we read the scripture regularly and talked about what they meant. We broke the scriptures down into daily activities that effected their lives. As with the pattern my parents set for me, we involved our children serving others at a very early age. Our children learned that faith is exemplified by charitable serve to others. Currently my wife and I have been called to serve as workers in our local temple. It is truly a great experience to cheerfully serve others in an atmosphere of Christlike love. I believe "faith" is an action word.