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Hi I'm Colton Callahan

I'm LDS (Latter-Day Saint) or a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I like to shoot guns, hunt, read books, ride ATV's, dirtbikes, love to learn about history or cars all that fun stuff. I think I like mountain biking, I haven't done to much of it. When I go shoot people with paintball guns it's fun, except I only do it once or twice a year if I'm lucky. I also enjoy Snow Boarding, but where I live it doesn't snow much so I only go once, twice a year. I enjoy boating when I go which is not to often, because my family doesn't have a boat. I like to do a variety of things. I want to be an auto mechanic for my occupation. I'm 22 and haven't decided what college I'm going to yet. In High School I was a wrestler, played Football up until 9 grade then wrestled from 9 grade until I was a senior (12 grade) in High School.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been (LDS) Latter-Day Saint, or Mormon our churches nickname everyone gives us for my whole life. Just because I've grown up LDS it doesn't mean that I follow what my parents do. In our church we believe that one has to gain a testimony for himself (find out if being a Mormon is right for you) because you can't borrow someone's faith, you have to have your own. I first learned that The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true in 9th grade when I read the Book Of Mormon all the way through for the first time. I felt so much closer to Christ as I read it and actually knowing the Book Of Mormon has helped me know the Bible better. People don't think we are Christian, but we are. We do believe in the Bible. I know being a Latter-Day Saint is for me because I'm so happy and know this is the way that God wants me to live. He reminds me of that everyday as I read from the Book Of Mormon, Bible, Pray, live a life like Jesus Christ did.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being like Jesus Christ every day. The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is a social church. We meet together every week in wards. Wards are split up geographically and everyone who is a member in that geographic region goes to that ward. Since we see each other every week on Sunday, and also twice a week if our ward has activities we get to know each other real well. So if someone is in need we know who it is in the ward so we help them. We do this by sending over dinners for them if they have had a baby. Or members give suggestions of who is hiring and who is not, and who someone can talk to to look for a job. (Wards are usually anywhere from 100 people to 350 people) If a member is struggling with something whether it be spiritually or about everyday life, they bring it up at church so the other members can help and give advice. Basically it's a team effort, everyone in the ward is trying to be more like Jesus, and they all help each other to achieve this goal. So, I live my faith by helping other people like Jesus does, being nice to people, being respectful of other religions, helping out members in the ward. Everyday stuff.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Colton Callahan
Yes we do. A prophet doesn't have to do some mighty miracle or big thing like Moses did. God doesn't show case his power just because he can. Our Prophet today, Thomas S. Monson does not need to prophecy some great thing or predict the future. He shows he is a Prophet by showing us how we can be like Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

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

Colton Callahan
No, we don't, it is in our scriptures in D&C section 134. God told Joseph Smith and the early Saints our stance on it. That's why our church did not fight back even though we could have when Joseph Smith was martyred. (The Nauvoo Legion) Instead the Saints went to Utah, because God commanded them to. Show more Show less