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Hi I'm Caden

I'm a son and a brother, and I love my family. I love to laugh and live. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from high school last year, and I've finished my first semester of college. I'm not quite sure what career I want to settle into, but for now I'm planning on working with statistics; my major is declared as actuarial science. I have spectacular friends. I met most of my closest friends in high school, and I love and trust them entirely. I love to see how each of our unique personalities fit together. We may not always get along, but I absolutely love my family. My mom and dad have taught me all my life, and my four brothers are great buddies. I love to ski and play ultimate frisbee, and I enjoy writing my own music on the piano. I love the outdoors--I'm quite fond of camping and hiking, especially with family. I like animals, especially my family's dog, Puka.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. It's not because I was born to parents that are also Mormons. It's not because I have been taught my whole life the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's not because I have spent most of my life in Utah, where most of the people I associate with are Mormons as well. All of these things have certainly helped me in my decision to be who and what I am, but I am a Mormon because I choose to be, because I love to be, and because I love Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I've recently been called to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'll be giving two years of my life to share the gospel, and I'm both nervous and excited. There is no better way that I could use the next two years, and it will be so worth it. My whole life I've planned to serve a mission, and despite opposition to that plan, I will finally be following through with it. Until I leave, I'll be teaching a group of LDS youth in my community, along with one other teacher. I'm also actually kind of nervous to teach, but I'm sure it's what I need to do until I start my mission. The class I'll teach each Sunday is relatively large for a church class--sixteen students in their mid-teens. I already know each person in the class, and I want to help them in anyway I can. If they grow more enthusiastic to learn more about the Gospel, then I will have done my job. I love being a Mormon; living my faith brings me great peace. If I can help my students to find similar joy in the few months I have before becoming a full-time missionary, I will be very satisfied.