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Hi I'm Kalob

I Love God, I Love my life, and I'm a Mormon; A Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I am someone that is in love with the adventure. Now what is an adventure you might ask? How about wearing a dollar store wig and over-sized sunglasses through a major department store? That is the adventure of a lifetime! I have found that life is what you make of it. If you want a party, you gotta start it! I like to paintball, ride four wheelers, go hunting with or without guns (hiking just doesn't sound as cool), I like to ride bikes, I like to do parliamentary debate, I like to think about everything, and I like to play sports with low expectations and lots of "new moves" involved. I feel like anything you do can be fun if it is with the right people. Its not the game its the players. I am all about keeping life in perspective. Making enough room for God, family, and friends makes the perfect balance in this awesome world we live in. Get that out of balance and you are heading for disaster. Family is everything to me, God is a bit more, and friends are the glue that hold those two together. I am all about having a few good friends to spend many good times with. I owe everything I am to my parents and my Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons. When I was growing up, things were good but not always easy. I was raised in the LDS Church and I have always loved living in a God centered environment. It was a nice off-set to the rest of the world around me. Everyone seemed to have something they were struggling with and my family was no exception. When I was about 12 my mother had a strong impression from God to teach me and my sister from the Book of Mormon. Now the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon were relatively "new" to my mom. She was raised in a family that was not very familiar with all of the practices and teachings of the church. (My grandmother was the first member of my family to join the Church, and knew little of the "Mormon lifestyle".) My mother had read the Book of Mormon and knew it was true but had never made that priority with us Kids. When she received that prompting, she acted immediately. Those early morning readings are sweet in my memory. They were times of growth and strength to my young heart. I came to know my purpose in life and who I was in they eyes of God. It was a place where I would come to know my Savior; who He was, what He did, and His infinite love for me. That testimony of Christ would sustain me through the trials that were soon come. Through the love, mercy, and atonement of Jesus Christ, my family is still together today. I know that this was only made possible through the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and my King. It is Him I worship and it is Him I thank for every good thing in my life. I know that God sends prophets to the earth to teach us about Him and His Son Jesus Christ. Prophets teach us of our purpose in life; to have joy and to return to God again. I know there is a living prophet today. These truths, along with everything else that God has given through his prophets, have strengthened my faith in Jesus Christ. Of these things I testify, In the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith right now by serving as a missionary for my Savior Jesus Christ. I spend every moment of my day talking to others about my Savior Jesus Christ and inviting them to come to him through faith in Christ, Repentance, The ordinance of Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, and then by receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. After we make the baptismal promise we live our lives in the service of our God, going to the temple to make more promises and living a Christ centered life each day; to keep the promises we make. As a member of the church, I am in no way perfect. That is what I love about church every Sunday. It is a time where I can take the sacrament and renew the promises I made at baptism. I learn at church about what I can do in my life to more fully keep my promises to God. I then go out that next week and try a little harder to "live my faith." It is a constant experience of growth and change. That constant change helps me to more fully know my God and truly "live my faith." Faith is an active word to me. It is something I do because I believe. It is faith in Jesus Christ that gives me a desire to do a little more today than the day before. I love my faith. It is not so much me living my faith but my faith allowing me to finally live.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kalob
Well, I believe everyone is a Mormon and just doesn't know it yet! Everyone is a child of God. A son or daughter who is loved by heavenly parents. That knowledge, along with binding promises to live up to what God expects of us, is what constitutes a full blown Mormon. We hope everyone can have that hope. In a way, we only help Mormons and Mormons who don't know it yet. If you ever want to know what I mean, Tell an LDS (mormon) neighbor that your family is sick and having a hard time getting dinners and see what happens! Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Kalob
What tells me there is a God is that there is a me! If there wasn't a God then I wouldn't have much of a purpose. I would live, die, and be no more. Forgotten in the labyrinth of lives that have been. But, I do have a purpose. There is a reason I exist. I effect more than just a blip in time. I will exist forever. That makes life so much more important to live. It more than just a thrill, its eternity. Show more Show less