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Hi I'm Kaleb

I love music and movies. I love to make people laugh. I love to talk to people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of four. My favorite sports are volleyball, ultimate frisbe, and wakeboarding. I participated in the Hill Cumorah Pageant in 2010. I served in the Colorado Denver North Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born in the Church has always been a blessing. I was baptized when I was eight years old by my dad. As did three of my closest friends at the time. I had read the Book of Mormon and knew it was true, and that it always helped me draw closer to my family and my Savior. I understood even in my youth that only one true church could exist, as was the same during Christ's mortal ministry. I knew that there was a living prophet, and loved to hear the inspired words he spake. One year later, I lost my ability to walk. My dad gave me a Priesthood Blessing. The next morning, I retaught myself to walk, and by the afternoon was able to walk home from the hospital. This was nothing short of a miracle. I knew without a shadow of a doubt, that Joseph Smith, through Jesus Christ, had restored the fulness of the Gospel, including the Priesthood, the same power by which the Savior performed miracles. And continues to today. As I have grown up with this experience, I literally testify of Him with every step I take. My testimony as continued to grow as I have learned, and applied the Gospel to my life. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me a sense of direction, and eternal purpose as I have seen in the lifes of those who accept the invitation to become a disciple themselves. This is the reason why we are here. And this is why I am serving a mission.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in Colorado. I spend my days sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone I come in contact with. I help people understand the role of the Book of Mormon in their conversion, and how everyone who reads it can relate to the experiences shared therein. I teach people how prayer is a two-way communication with our Heavenly Father, and to recognize how and when He answers. I explain and show people the importance of church attendance, and how we can benifit from hearing the testimonies of people we can relate to in age, occupation, experiences, and beliefs. I teach people the role of the Holy Ghost in their conversion, and how they can have the constant companionship of a member of the Godhead everyday to help us make daily choices, life decisions, avoid danger, feel comfort, and live in peace. I love to relate with the people I teach, and that there is room for every art and science learned thus far by humanity. The Gospel doesn't restrict us from fun activities; it protects us from foolish, avoidable mistakes that can scar us, and make us feel worthless. It makes sense as we give it a chance, and comes as we trust that living as a member of His church will bring us lasting happiness, and reason to believe that we are all precious in the sight of a loving Heavenly Father who knows us each personally, knows our struggles, knows our tremendous potential for good, and is waiting for us to return to Him with open arms, like the Prodical Son.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kaleb
Families are how our Heavenly Father intended us to be organized upon the Earth. Some of the most important lessons learned in life are within the walls of our own homes. Families in mortality mirror the family we had in heaven. Families are the best place to teach, learn, and apply the principles of the Gospel. We can do so without distraction and discouragement. Families bring love, service, and joy into our lives by example and association. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Kaleb
If you had one child living in the east coast, and one living in the west, which would you talk to? Both! Heavenly Father loves all of His children. We are reminded that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If then, Jesus Christ visited the people in Ancient America, what was this experience like? The Book of Mormon captures this beautiful experience in simplicity and plainness. Unlike the far and few in Jerusalem, those in America saw Jesus descend out of heaven, and heard the Father's voice declaring Jesus Christ's divinity. They felt the wound marks in His hands and in His side. He called Twelve Apostles in America to teach the Gospel, administer the Church, and hold the Priesthood. Jesus performed miracles like those in the Holy Land. Jesus loved the children, and called them up one at a time and blessed every one. His visit to America has added another dimension to my testimony of Him, much like bifocals, and show His powerful, perfect example as the Son of God. Show more Show less

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

Kaleb
The church isn't a political institution. Its priorities are centered on preaching the gospel, not electing candidates into office. We are taught to defend the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property, and the protection of life. We are taught to seek after and uphold civil officers that will protect and enforce these basic rights. We believe in the freedom of religion, the separation of church and state, and that the governments have to right to influence or prescribe rules of worship, unless such religion involves crime. We believe that citizens are bound to uphold and sustain the governments in which they reside. We believe that sedition and rebellion are unbecoming every citizen, and should be punished accordingly. We believe the commission of crime should be punished according to the nature of the offense. We believe all men should step forward and use their ability in bringing offenders against laws to punishment. We believe religious societies have a right to deal with their members for disorderly conduct, to excommunicate and withdraw their fellowship. We do not believe any religious societies have authority to try members for property or life. We believe that men should appeal to the civil law for redress for personal abuse inflicted, rights of property or character infringed; men are justified in defending themselves, their friends, their property, and the government from assaults where immediate appeal to laws cannot be made for relief. Show more Show less