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Hi I'm Kaleb

I sing, I play the piano, I run. I´m happy and I´m a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. My hobbies include playing the piano and reading. I previously attended college in the United States and will return after my mission. After my mission I will continue with my studies and continually serve as a faithfull member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know of the blessings that having this gospel brings into my life. I know that without this gospel is a life full of doubt. I have found that throughout my life Satan is trying hard to destroy my moral, hopes and faith. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me something to live for and a reason to keep trying. From my faith I know that I can live with the ones I love forever and that if I am ever in a time of need I can pray and recieve, every time, confirmation God loves me and is helping me continually.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going forth to preach the gospel to others. I am wanting to bring into their lives the joy, happiness and peaceful assurance that I feel in my life from the gospel. I can´t bear to see others, especially those around me, go through the everyday trials of life without the strengthening support of Christ in their lifes. While serving as a missionary I am learning many great and wonderful things. My mission doesn´t end after I remove the badge and head back to the states. I then will have the responsibility to take my newly learned knowledge and apply it in a family of my own.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Kaleb
There are people especially called to talk to people about the Mormon religion. They are called missionaries. They love the oppurtunity to talk with you about your beliefs and share a message about the gospel with you. I would personally recommend listening. The message may be short, but the blessings of acting on the message last forever. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Kaleb
The missionaries, when they visit your home, will bring a message that will help you draw closer to Christ. Their purpose isn´t to destroy your faith or to change your religion, but to help the people strengthen their relationship with God. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Kaleb
We should have faith in the one individual that can help us in life; Jesus Christ. In our lives we find ourselves in many situations that can be difficult. Whether it be the death of a loved one, the continuation of a sin that you can´t leave, or a feeling of helplessness in a world of strife, we need to have faith in Jesus Christ. The definition of faith for me is something simple; it´s the belief that things will get better, because Christ is helping us in our lives. I have discovered that the answers to many of our questions are often found in the scriptures. "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." (James 1:3-4) In all of our afflictions we need to have patience. It´s through faith and prayers in our trails that we gain faith. Simply because we are placing our lives in the person to whom we´re praying (Jesus Christ), and through our numerous prayers and reliance on Him we are building our faith. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kaleb
There is a promise that is continually given in the Bible that goes something like, "ask and ye shall recieve." (John 16:24, Matt 7:7, 21:22) and "knock, and it shall be opened unto you". These biblical promises stand strong and true for us today. The steps that the Mormon missionaries always give to those who want to know for themselves are as follows: -read the message (The Book of Mormon, listen to the missionaries, etc.) -think about it in your heart and mind -ask God in a prayer if it´s true or not. One can use a food example to more easily relate. If you want to know if a paste is good or not you need to try it. And if you want to be really sure, you can go ask the chef for his advice. It´s the same with the Mormon religion. Don´t judge the Mormon religion without trying a bit first. Ask the Mormons about their religion, not another person. It is common knowledge that God doesn´t lie, that´s impossible. An answer that you receive from God is just that, an answer from God. God doesn´t lie, so you can be sure that the answer you get is true. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Kaleb
Compare our relationship of our Heavenly Father and us with a father and his son. Any good father wants his son to talk with him. He wants to know how he is doing and the experiences he is having. This is our Heavenly father´s relation towards us. He wants to listen to us. Sometimes, as human beings, we act as though we are adolescent teenagers. We don´t want to have to do anything with Him, but He is always there for us. There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon (2 Nephi 28:32) that explains this quite clearly. "For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me;, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God..." God is always willing to help us and talk to us. One more scripture from the Bible (Mathew 7:11) also explains how willing God is to answer our prayers. "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" God is waiting like a patient father to hear us talk to Him. If He is waiting and willing to answer our prayers, all we need to do is ask Him if He exists, and He will answer our prayer. Show more Show less

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

Kaleb
They are many things that tell me that there is a God. Among these things are the feelings I have, they tell me that there is a God above watching over us. I feel happy when I say a prayer. I feel good when I read the scriptures. I feel joy when I am with my family. And above all I feel overjoyed when I know that I will have the oppurtunity to live with my Heavenly Father again. All of these feelings give me joy and hope. Without these feelings my life wouldn´t have any meaning. That, in and of itself, is a testimony that God is real and wants me to be happy. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Kaleb
I run, and need a healthy body to do so. By submitting drugs into my body I wouldn´t be able to do the things that bring me joy; run, eat, play and sing. It´s the same principle with tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea. All of these things damage our body to a certain degree. Sure, you can say that using illegal drugs is a lot worse than drinking coffee for your health. But for us, both are commandments. Just as we shouldn´t lie or kill, we shouldn´t use illegal drugs or coffee. The only way to truly understand this commandment is to try it. Show more Show less