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Hi I'm Grant Callahan

I'm on a missionary, classic car enthusiast, a die hard Vanderbilt fan, and a Mormon.

About Me

Taking a two year break from college bestowed on me a greater sense of purpose and direction. Before my mission I worked at a restoration company inventorying everything from vintage furniture to one of a kind sports memorabilia. In my job I learned to love history and became an avid collector. It’s pretty strange to think of a twenty year old who likes “old stuff.” Even though kind of odd, everyone has their own passion for something whether it be Disney, baseball cards, classic cars (my personal favorite), or even knickknacks. Everyone has their own story and interests, I love finding out about people’s lives and accomplishments. Deeper in everyone’s heart than temporal items comes the desire to be loved. We as people need someone to lean on wherever we stand. My mission continually shows me that there is a way back to the fold no matter how far we stray. That way is through, Christ the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because of the peace that the word of God is in my life. Seeing my sister struggle with harmful addictions changed me forever. Over the course of four years emotions of sorrow, anger, and distrust ate away at my soul . Seeing my little sis slowly destroy herself made me question if God really cared. These feelings lingered in the beginning of my mission until I saw how my circumstance gave me an advantage teaching my investigators. My new friends knowing my background story knew I wasn't just preaching, I endured a similar trial as a family member. The gospel truly changes lives! Families I taught dealing with addictions prior to baptism now felt the love and atoning grace of our Savior. Enough said. I'm a mormon because its made all the difference in my life.

How I live my faith

Everyone knows the cliche "to talk the talk, means to walk the walk." I live my faith by actively seeking knowledge and spiritual feasting on the words of Christ. I currently serve in the Tennessee Nashville Mission as a full time missionary. True fact. I can rap and moonwalk... You learn SO much from working with children in the community, especially the underprivileged. You never acknowledge personal blessings, until seeing the circumstances of others. Helping others brings out hidden talents within ourselves. I actually became outgoing! When looking into the eyes of a child in need, you realize a call to action. Someone needs to step in to stop an unforgiving cycle. Anything counts. Knowing that I made the difference in a child's life, changed my whole outlook and perspective of humanity. I don't think of them as service, they are my friends. Circumstances may prove difficult, but I can make the difference.