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Hi I'm Caleb Greaves

I play soccer, I'm an Eagle Scout, and uh... this sounds better in 3... so I support good ear hygiene.. and I'm Mormon.

About Me

My name is Caleb Greaves. I have one brother, one sister, and a mom and dad, all of whom are completely awesome. I have gone to one year of college at BYU, majoring in Physics. I'm writing this right now in the MTC, or Missionary Training Center. I'm going on a mission to Berlin Germany to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people there. I took German in high school, and luckily I slept every single day. So that was a good use of time. I love playing volleyball, soccer, and basically anything else where I can smack talk. I also love mountain biking and rock climbing, but that doesn't mean I'm good. Unlike every other Mormon ever, I don't play piano or sing, but I do play a didgeridoo, but shockingly enough, no one has ever asked me to play it in church. I'm trying to work on being less sarcastic, and that's going just terrific. Really stupendous. I'm overjoyed with my success.

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so I've always been Mormon. When I was younger, I relied on my parents' testimonies to know that the Gospel is true, but when I got older, I knew I needed to know for myself. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed, and a song taught to very young kids came to mind: " I Know my Father Lives". I knew it was true then. But that is never the end of a testimony story. As I went through challenges, as I often doubted my faith, the thing I always held on to is how happy this Gospel makes me. Following the commandments, going to church, all of it makes me happier than anything else in my life. I can always know that. All anyone has to do is trust in the Lord and try for a month to live it, and you will be happier than you ever thought you could be, no matter what else is going on in your life. My favorite story that a leader in our church - Dieter F. Uchtdorf - teaches is that Heavenly Father views us like toddlers, just learning to walk. When ever we make mistakes, it's like we fell down. It's bad for us, but our Heavenly Father knows it is all part of the process. Through Jesus Christ, we can be picked back up and dusted off, and we can continue learning. I love that merciful view of our time on Earth. I am a Mormon for one simple reason. It's all true. From the outside, it sounds crazy. Heavenly Father and Christ appeared to a young boy who grew up to be a Prophet. The Book of Mormon tells how Christ visited the Americas after He was resurrected. It's nuts. And true. And the only way to find out for yourself, the only way to have your life changed is by contacting the missionaries, reading the Book of Mormon, and praying to your Heavenly Father about it. Ask Him if it is true. Then you can know for yourself. I promise you, it will make your life better. I promise.

How I live my faith

All throughout high school, I was a leader in my youth group. I doubt this was because of my ability. It was probably for my own benefit. In college, I was the assistant secretary to the Bishop and then the Family Home Evening Coordinating Chair, which means I had to actually talk to people (yuck) and help others set up their weekly activities with their "families" in college. Living your faith can be difficult. Sometimes, it's easy to be the "secret" Mormon. In high school, many people didn't know that I was Mormon. I didn't ever do anything against my faith, and I went to church every week, but I never really opened my mouth and talked about it. But every young man my age has been asked to serve a mission, so I sent in my papers. Apparently, I oversold my proficiency in German, because I've been called to Berlin. As I learn how to best communicate my testimony or witness of Jesus Christ and his Church being restored again, that testimony grows stronger. I am learning the Gospel in a way that is very simple and easy to understand. I love having the chance to share my testimony every single day. In a few weeks from when I'm writing this, I'll be in Germany, talking to random strangers and telling them what I now not just believe, but know, is true. And that is that Jesus Christ lives. That when He suffered and died for us, He created the Atonement. Very summarized, that means that if we are baptized, we can be completely clean, completely forgiven, completely new. I have testimony of the Atonement. We all make mistakes every day, but through the Atonement, we can live with God again someday. This is because the Priesthood has been restored to the Earth. The Priesthood is the power from God given to prophets and others to work miracles and baptize people (in part). With that power, we can all be worthy enough to be with Christ and God someday, completely perfect.