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Hi I'm Cal

I write poetry, sing in the shower, sell insurance, and have been going to Church for over a 50 years. And yes, I’m a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Calvin, I was named after one of my dad's High School teachers. I'm the oldest of seven. I am a college graduate holding two bachelor degrees in business. I’m happily married, a father of six, and grandfather of six. I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart. I write poetry, I sing in the shower, I sell insurance, and I've been going to Church for over a half a century. And yes, I’m a Mormon. As I said, I've been going to my Church for more than half a century. With my whole heart I believe in the redemptive and saving powers that are only available and exclusively accessible through God's Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. I grew up a member of and am actively involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love the Savior. My heart is open to learn truth from wherever it may come. I have found that no one, no particular belief system, or no particular faith holds the corner on the market of truth. Some people or groups may have more or less than others, but I sincerely believe that we can learn truth from just about everyone that is sincere, has an open heart, and has committed their life to the Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a personal testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I've dedicated my life to Him. I know that He lives; that He suffered for my sins and He died for me. That He Atoned for me and opened the door that I might live again and be with Him again someday. I've felt His presence and heard His voice. He has comforted me, healed me, answered my prayers, lifted me up and blessed my life immeasurably. He is the reason for being, for my every breath. I have dedicated my life, my marriage and my family to Him. Years ago, I dedicated 2 years, 24 hours-a-day to Him and serving His children. It was a great, rewarding and spiritual experience. Since then I have tried to continue serving His children. I have consecrated my life and covenanted to give Him all that I have, and all that I will ever have; all that I am, and all that I'll ever hope to be. I love the idea that The Church of Jesus Christ is not a break-off or reformation from any other organized religion. As I understand it, there are somewhere around 25,000 to 30,000 different Christian faiths in the United States alone. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is restored from the original Church of Jesus Christ, with living prophets and apostles. An actual restoration of the original Christian Church's organizational structure and doctrinal beliefs. I'm a Mormon because of the happiness and peace that we enjoy as members in the Church, and the personal relationship I have with my Savior.

How I live my faith

I know that if I have any chance at salvation it will only come through complete reliance and trust in our Lord and Savior. Some may think that I belong to a "cult". Regardless of what they may say or believe, I've found a wealth of truth and comforting peace, a deep and abiding love, and an undeniable relationship with my Savior in an incredibly amazing Church. The following is an expression of my personal conviction about the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Church: "Everything about the Church, everything we do in the Church, every plan, every activity, every hymn, every program, every principle, every instruction, every commandment, every meeting, every calling, and every event is based in the singular purpose of bringing people to the Savior Jesus Christ, expanding our love for, and deepening our relationship with Him." I believe that with all of my heart. And I believe that most of the members of my Church feel the same way. We're faithful in saying our personal and family prayers, studying scriptures, attending Sunday services, and in tithes and offerings. We serve family, neighbors, and in the Church because He served others all of His life, and we want to be like Him. We're not perfect, but we try to keep the commandments and live lives of righteousness. Even so, we fully rely on the merits of the Savior's infinite and eternal Atoning sacrifice. His Atonement is our only hope of salvation and reconciliation with Him and our Father in Heaven.