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Hi I'm Caleb

I'm a new father & math tutor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a new father. I work for MicroStrategy and tutor on the side mostly math. I like to cook and love solving puzzles jigsaw, word, number, logic, etc. My family is the most important thing in my life and I'll happily sacrifice any personal desires to see my family happy. My beautiful wife of 3 years has opened many doors in my life to new areas of interest. I look forward to an eternity with her and gaining many more interests and hobbies.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into a Mormon family, I'm a member of the church today because I have felt and experienced of the goodness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through prayer I have gained a personal knowledge of God's love for each of His children, the truth of The Book of Mormon, and that God has given us prophets in this day. Having experienced this happiness and assurance, I wouldn't be happy anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege of serving my friends as I meet with them at church. I love visiting these friends in their homes and getting to know them better as I share gospel messages with them. Sometimes I think I get more out of these visits than they do. I also enjoy the opportunity of periodically teaching the men at church. I love learning from them and enjoying their fellowship and insights.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Thankfully, no. We are encouraged to take an active part in our government which includes learning about candidates and deciding who we should support personally. Some members choose to affiliate themselves with political parties, but that is a personal decision. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Our lives are enriched greatly by not having a paid clergy. Because we do not have paid clergy, each member of the church has opportunities to learn and serve. It's true that we are able to build friendships through this interaction, but there's a more important aspect to this as well. Because we take turns teaching, we have greater reason to study and apply the scriptures in our lives. As we do this we gain a clearer understanding of our Heavenly Father and our relationship with Him. Along these same lines, we are able to have spiritual experiences through our service and ministering to each other that we would miss out on were we to rely on a paid clergy.  Show more Show less