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Hi I'm Clint

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 25 year-old college student finishing up a European Studies degree with minors in Music and German. I served a mission in German-speaking Switzerland and developed a love for Europe. I recently returned from a study abroad program in Europe where I studied modern German literature and culture. I plan on attending graduate school. I am a bassoonist who loves good music of all genres. I enjoy being in nature and love to spend time in Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park in Southwestern Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and trusted what my parents told me. However, when I was 12, my father passed away tragically in a car accident near my home. My heart was broken and I remember feeling dispaired. I really needed to know for myself if families were eternal, if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had the God-santioned authority to perform eternal marriages, if God really loved me and my family members, if he had a plan for me, and if the resurrection was real. As a result of my trial, I started reading the Book of Mormon differently. I began searching for answers to my questions. I actually began to converse with my Heavenly Father in my prayers instead. These spiritual experiences are the basis of my conversion. I continued and continue to build upon these experiences.

How I live my faith

I try to attend church services regularly, pray, read my scriptures, and keep my promises which I made with my Heavenly Father. This includes serving others in my church congregation what we call a ward and in the community. I volunteer frequently in the community and have served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in my hometown. Within the church I visit other members on a monthly basis and volunteer at the church's welfare orchard and cannery. Above all, I try to be kind to Heavenly Father's other children. I will admit, that it is often difficult. However, I know that Jesus Christ died for others just as much as he died for me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No. However, all worthy priesthood holders are strongly encouraged to serve. Simply put, the blessings of serving others, learning the scriptures, and dedicating one's life to God can help prepare young men to become better husbands, fathers, community members, and church leaders. Show more Show less