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Hi I'm Clint

I'm from San Jose, CA I'm an IT security consultant and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in San Jose, CA. My twin brother and I are the oldest in our family. He and I got along pretty well growing up and it was nice to always have a friend. We were always playing sports, dating, and all that. One fond memory is building cars with my dad and brother. My folks did a good job of teaching us to balance our lives and stay true to what is really important. With the busy schedules of life, I try to stay balanced, spending time with my wife and kids every day. Finding ways to help others in need. I also try to play basketball once a week and when we get together with the rest of our familiy at reunions we try to do something active like water skiing, basketball, hiking, etc. Family is the most important thing to me. I don't know how close we'd be or how important family would be if we didn't have Christ's gospel...but I know it would be different. My dad and mom made following Christ an integral part of our lives, not just something we do, but something we are or are trying to become; we attended worship service weekly and we always tried to help others that needed it. Now, 15 years later, with my wife and 4 young boys, I'm trying to do the same thing...encourage the boys to develop themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Share with them my passions for life and my love for Christ. Maybe it is harder than it sounds; but some days I wonder if we'll make it through. But with faith in Christ, one day at a time and enjoy the ride!

Why I am a Mormon

To me, there is nothing greater than knowing something...knowing something so clearly and undeniably that you nothing could sway you, nothing could change your mind. That kind of confidence is liberating. I'm not a University professor...but I imagine that is part of their passion is being able to impart truth to their students and see them grasp it; not just blindly accepting it, but gaining a true understanding and accepting it because they have concluded after much study and effort that it is true...and maybe even "feeling" something that tells them it is true. That kind of foundation...knowledge - something constant, something strong upon which to build/rely on/stand is pretty unheard of in today's world. Things change every day: stock prices, interest rates, gas prices, even something that you would think should be standard and unchanging like what is right and wrong...just about everything changes around us. I'm a Mormon because I found the truth...a truth that doesn't change with the whims of society. When my kids ask me what is right and wrong, I know it doesn't "depend" and I know how to answer them. I can navigate life, from what I've learned and the guildines I've studied and continue to study from Christ's gospel, I can find the way. Having this truth in my life and the knowledge to navigate life in the way God intends for me has given me great joy and peace. I want my wife, kids, other family, friends, everyone to have that joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good person. If I have time on the way to work, I'll buy a homeless person breakfast (my favorite is donuts, but I've been to McDonalds, 7-eleven, Starbucks, Walgreens). I  spend as much time with my family as I possibly can; I coach little league for my kids from time to time, I lose to my 9 year old son in basketball every once in a while, I read childrens books for 30 minutes at night. Over the years, I've worked with youth groups, organized camping trips and hikes, tried to fellowship other adults that worship with us and learn from them. Lately, I work with the missionaries. We have two incredible missionaries...they are over about every other day and are fun to have in our home. They are great examples of following Christ and being like him; especially to our boys. We want the best for them and following Christ is the way. Sometime I don't think my wife's and my good examples rub off on our kids, so it is nice to have the extra help. Finally, I love my wife and try to do what a good husband would do - I'm convinced that the world would be a better place if we all would love our spouses a bit more. That is what I try to do.