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Hi I'm Calvin

I'm a Mormon. Latter-Day-Saint

About Me

I have been a member of the church my whole life. Haven't been the best member ever? There were times in my life when I made poor choices, hence, resulted in less then favorable consequences. I am Hawaiian by birth raised between the mainland (Southern California) and the islands that I love. My two older bothers and I were raised in a single parent home, which, looking back at it now, must of been very, very difficult for our mother. I know that we could not of made it through our life's challenges without the support of good priesthood leaders, home teachers, relief society members, and young men leaders in the church. As it turned out, my two brothers and I all served full time missions for the church and all three of us also were married in the temple to our eternal mates not just for this life only, but for time and all eternity. Currently, I live in the South with my wife and daughter (seen in the photo above) working and still serving in the church. I am currently serving as the Branch President (like a bishop, but with a smaller congregation) of a Young Single Adult (YSA) branch. One of my most favorite callings at this time, serving some of the most wonderful group of people ever!

Why I am a Mormon

I guess I am a "Mormon" (Latter-Day-Saint) mainly because I was raised in this faith, or more like a life style. As I mentioned before however, just because one is "raised" in the faith, does not necessarily mean that individual is automatically strong in that faith. I, as with others have been and at time still continue to have challenges that test and try that faith. In my growing up, I have not always made wise choices. Choices that brought heart ache and sorrow to me and others. And as with others, I had to fond out for my self whether the things that I was taught my whole life in the church were true or not. Yes, even members of the church must work for and discover for themselves, if the Book of Mormon is true?, If God lives?, Is Jesus the Christ our savior and redeemer? Answers to questions like these can only be answered through study of correct means, sincere prayer on bended knee, and faith. I had to do that myself, in a time in my life when circumstances, brought about by poor choices, brought doubt and questions into my life about who I was and what did I really believe? or even know. I too needed to be "converted" just as someone who was just introduced to the gospel for the first time. Yes, I had to read the book of Mormon and discover for myself if it was true, Yes, I had to humble myself on bended knee and pray and ask if these things are were and are true. Yes, I had to listen with an open heart, and a contrite spirit in order to recognize the true spirit of true when it came. So I did, and it did come, and I now know who I am, and why I am a Latter-Day-Saint today. Because it is true, it is eternal, it is our eternal nature to want to return home to our God. So; to answer the question as titled: Why I am a Mormon? See the above.

How I live my faith

The best I can. I am "not" perfect, but I do live the best I can as a christian, father, friend.

Are Mormons Christians?

Calvin
I get this question a lot living here in the South. Simply put, Yes, Mormons are indeed christians. Always have been, always will be. This means we believe (know) that the Messiah of the Old Testament, The Jesus Christ of the New Testament, is our savior and redeemer, the Son of God, The Only Begotten of the Father. He suffered for us in the garden of Gethsemane for "all" mankind, so that we can cleansed from our sins if we only repent. He sacrificed his life for us that we may all live again in eternity. He is not dead now, he lives. Yes, we are christians. Show more Show less