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Hi I'm Callum

I grew up in Texas. I sang in my high school choir and I love to play soccer. I'm an Eagle Scout. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play soccer. I sing bass. I am the oldest of 5 children; 3 boys and 2 girls. I graduated from high school and am leaving on a 2 year mission for the Mormon church. I have been accepted to a University and plan to study physics.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith restored the church of Christ to the earth. I know we are led by prophets today in a more and more confusing world.

How I live my faith

I'm serving a 2 year mission for my church.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Callum
Jesus Christ is the founder of our church. When Christ was on the earth he set up his church. Despite all of the miracles that he performed and wonderful things he did he was crucified for our sins, and after his death and the death of his Apostles the true church was taken from the earth. Joseph Smith was confused by all of the different churches and while he was reading in the Bible he came across a scripture in James 1:5 it told him that if he lacked wisdom he needed to ask God. He decided that this was the course of action he needed to take so he went to a grove of trees and he prayed. In answer to his prayer he saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ and they told him that Christ's true church was not on the earth at this time. They also told him that he would be called as a prophet and that he would restore Christ's church to the earth. Therefore Joseph Smith did not make another church. He restored the same church that Christ formed during his earthly ministry. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Callum
God loves all of his children and he wants to give all of them the opportunity to accept him. This includes those that were not baptized while living. This whole idea of proxy baptisms is not entirely new because our Savior Jesus Christ stood in our place and performed something that we could not do for ourselves (The Atonement) and thereby allowed all of us to return to live with our Father in Heaven. Much like this we are able to stand in the place of those who are not able to be baptized for themselves because they don't have bodies anymore. This action gives them the opportunity to return to live with our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less