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Hi I'm Kaleb

I'm an entrepreneur. I love my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an avid entrepreneur and love exploring new ideas and making things better. I've worked as a professional magician and as a surgical assistant, danced in a musical theater troupe, sang in an a capella choir, and lived in Jerusalem. I have a business degree from Brigham Young University-Hawai'i, and have been involved in dozens of empowerment projects around the world, including Cambodia, Tuvalu, Ghana, and Palestine. One of my best friends is a Muslim from Lebanon. I've played classical piano since I was five, and love archaeology. I'm also very passionate about defending liberty and free-enterprise, and love to see other people succeed in their dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon household, but I choose this life because it makes me happy and gives me opportunities to grow personally and serve others. I am an advocate of personal agency, the ability to think and make our own choices, and to arrive at our own conclusions- Mormonism has allowed me to do this, and encourages me to discover absolute, universal truths that have helped me in my journey through life. I am still learning and discovering some of these truths for myself, but the things I have found to this point have given me comfort and courage through life's challenges.

How I live my faith

I pray with my Muslim brother five times a day, because it helps me feel closer to my Heavenly Father. I teach lessons on Sundays about things I am studying personally that have given me hope and helped me find peace. I am a strong believer in personal liberty and agency, and feel that discussing principles of freedom is an extension of what I have come to know spiritually. I also love to express this knowledge through music, and whether it's playing a hymn on the organ or singing a song, I know that music is a powerful way to communicate, spirit to spirit.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Any Christian will tell you that the focal point of their faith is the belief that Jesus paid the price for our sins vicariously, acting on our behalf to satisfy justice. "Proxy", or vicarious baptism is, for me, a very logical extension of this concept- whereby individuals that do not know and accept Jesus and His gospel while they are alive can learn about it and have an opportunity to receive it after they die. It solves so much concern and confusion over the issue of a just God punishing someone for being ignorant of something they had no way of learning. Baptism on behalf of deceased persons not only respects, but also expands personal agency; their decision to receive that ordinance is now a reality with two possible options and corresponding outcomes. It's a way for us to acknowledge them as the physical reason for our existence, and a fitting tribute to their role in the humanity as our ancestors and progenitors. We share that gift and that belief in the victory of resurrection over death through our assertion of baptism's crucial role in the redeeming process. Show more Show less