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Hi I'm Randon Calderwood

I'm from Juneau, Alaska, and am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Las Vegas Nevada

About Me

Currently, I'm serving as a missionary in the Nevada Las Vegas West mission. I've been here since November 4, so I'm pretty new. I attended the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, for eleven days and then caught a flight to Vegas, where I'll be serving the Lord and anyone I can for two years. Before the Mission, I attended college in Provo for a couple semesters. I took leave to go on a mission, and when I return I'll be back into studying Mathematics...most likely. I don't really know what I want to do as a career, but I hope to figure things out soon. I love the beauty of this world, and so far the beauty of mathematics as well. We'll see what the future brings! Growing up in Juneau, I played soccer on my high school team and any club I could get into, and just got used to playing in the rain. I'm a fan of Real Salt Lake, the Major League soccer team based in Salt Lake, Utah, and am excited for the upcoming World Cup. I also snagged the opportunities I could to play games with friends like League of Legends or Battlefield 3. While I'm not currently an active user while on my mission, I will always enjoy spending time with friends online. Also: bucket list goal? Skydiving. Gonna happen someday.

Why I am a Mormon

Frankly, I'm a Mormon because I know this gospel is true. I have felt the power and truth of the Priesthood in my life, and know of a surety that God lives, and loves us. Christ really did die and atone for our sins, and I know the principle of repentance to be a true one. No matter what we have done, there is no depth to which we can fall that Christ cannot help us. We can be cleansed from our sin. We can receive strength through His Atonement, and change to be a better person. We are here for a purpose. God loves us and will watch over us, and will be with us always as we do what is right. This gospel has been restored in this time by revelation and is the true doctrine of Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds the true authority of God on the Earth. It is the only true church on this Earth. I know the church to be true through experiences and feelings I have had, and that makes all the difference in my life. That is why I'm a Mormon-- it is true, and it brings joy and happiness to my life.

How I live my faith

Right now, I live my faith as a full-time missionary in Nevada. It's quite a commitment: for two years, I'm giving my full time to the Lord to invite others to come and partake of the happiness that comes from living the Restored Gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ. That means I'll be giving up a lot-- for two years I'll have limited interaction with my family and friends, won't have much access to the internet and the things I used to do, and quite a few other things, but it's totally worth it. This gospel has given so much to me. It's really a part of who I am, and has brought me more happiness than I can describe. Happiness, peace of mind...through this gospel, I know who I am and why I'm here on Earth. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, and I can be and am helped throughout my life by his loving hand. Because of this gospel, I know that there isn't anything I can't do. God will help me through whatever trials or struggles I have, and I can always look forward with a perfect brightness of hope. I know that this gospel brings happiness, and that's why I'm here on a mission. I'm here to help other people feel the same way I have, to know that they are loved. That's why I'm here: to spread the good news of the gospel to as many people as I can, so that they can know for themselves of the truthfulness of this message.

What is the priesthood?

Randon Calderwood
The priesthood is the authority given by God to act in his name. It is through the power and authority of the priesthood that ordinances of the Church are performed and carried out. Because we believe in ordinances like baptism, we believe that for them to be effective and true they must be done with authority of God. Such ordinances have eternal effects, and as such can only be done with the proper authority. This authority comes of God and is conferred from those who have it to other worthy individuals. Each person who holds the priesthood can trace the line of authority from holder to holder back to Christ, who conferred it to Joseph Smith when the church was restored. It is a necessary part of the gospel. The priesthood is the true power of God, and is used solely for the blessing of other people's lives. Show more Show less