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Hi I'm Clark C.

I study law at J. Reuben Clark Law School. I bake. I love racquetball. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a second year law student at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. I'm still deciding where I want to focus my study of law. I am one of eight kids. I have an older sister, two older brothers, two younger brothers, and a younger sister. Because my dad is in the military we have moved around all my life. Moving so much has given me an appetite for traveling, and I love to see new places and learn about new cultures. I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. I lived for two years in Paraguay as a missionary. I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I grew up as a member of the Church. As I got older I asked myself if I really believed the things I had been doing all my life and if I should keep following them for the rest of my life. Lots of people talk about special experiences they had to help them know the Church is true; but I felt like I had never had one of those life-changing moments. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed a lot. The Lord began to bring back to my memory times in my life that I had felt His Spirit. I began to realize that I have always known that the Church is true. As I keep living according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ my knowledge grows stronger and stronger that I am doing what's right.

How I live my faith

I believe that the best way to live is like Jesus Christ did. I try to respect and love everyone. I do what I know is right, even when that's not the popular thing to do. I am happy, and always let everyone know that it's because I live how God wants me to. I try to help out whenever I can.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Clark C.
I was a missionary for two years. Before I became a missionary I worked and saved up money so I could support myself while I was out there. My parents also helped support me while i was a missionary. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Clark C.
Everyone in the world has made mistakes, we all have done things we shouldn't. Jesus Christ died for us so that we can receive forgiveness through his grace. He is always willing to give us His grace if we do what He asks of us. Because of grace we can all live with God again. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Clark C.
Even though I've been a Mormon all my life, I still had to find out for myself if it was all true. When I was 19 I really wanted to know if what I had been doing my whole life was right, and if I should make the sacrifices to keep doing those same things for the rest of my life. I prayed a lot and read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I wanted to have a vision or hear a voice or something spectacular to happen. After a few days I was a bit disappointed that I hadn't received the kind of answer I wanted. But as I kept trying to figure out the truth, I had a feeling that kept coming back to my mind. I felt good, and peaceful, and calm. It's hard to describe, but I knew that I knew that Mormonism is true. I realized that living the teachings of Christ had helped me to know for myself that they are true. John 7:17 teaches that if we do what God asks we can know if the doctrine is from God or not. Living my life following the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has allowed me to come to know for myself that those teachings are true. I feel the Spirit of God reaffirming that truth to me every time I do what He asks of me. Show more Show less