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Hi I'm Callum Waring

I grew up in England and I have lived there my whole life. I want to be a mechanical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of seven children - got an older sister. My parents are great people and great examples. I enjoy spending time with them, my siblings and my relatives. I used to play the guitar - only slightly. Also I enjoy football, used to play a lot at school. For 4 years I did Kenpo Karate, achieving a blue belt - almost green - which would have meant being 1 away from senior (brown belt). In addition I more recently have been doing Fitness training for the past year. At aged 16 I finished secondary school with 10 GCSE's. My favourite topics were always those involving maths. When I visited the college I wanted to attend, for one reason or another, I couldn't take the subjects/courses I intended to. This sudden change of events forced me to act fast! After investigating, I decided to take this course: BTEC national extended Diploma in electrical and mechanical engineering. For some weird reason I just knew this was the course to take, it was a very quick decision! i finished college after 2 years with a B in AS maths and (D*D*D*) in engineering - which was the best grade possible! I know for a fact the Lord was leading me with my decisions. i am a very happy person, and it takes a lot to dampen my spirit. i like to keep a positive outlook. now i am currently serving a two year mission in the washington tacoma mission! having the greatest experience of my life serving the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. Some of you reading this may assume I am just an innocent, ignorant child to what the world is like and I don't know any better. You may also think that the only reason I am a member of the Church is because "my parents made me." This is false. I refuse to be esteemed in such a patronizing ideology. Therefore, I have - like everyone else must - found out for myself. Over the duration of my life and as i have learnt more, questioned and investigated more; my knowledge and belief has been increased and expanded as the Holy Ghost has manifested the truth unto me. I have had my doubts, I have made mistakes - some far too great to share here. I have had the ability to leave for a very long time. But I choose to remain faithful. Why? There is no one reason. My foundation is Jesus Christ, my parents have loved and taught me, friends have uplifted me, teachers have blessed me... throughout my life I have had too many prayers answered, too many spiritual witnesses and experiences, too much love and tender mercy from my Heavenly Father to deny his existence, deny my faith and deny the truth. You reach a certain point in life as a member of the Church when you no longer, JUST, believe the doctrines, principles and teachings of Jesus Christ - to be true - but you, with full integrity and deep humility, KNOW with all your heart that it is all true! Allow me to illustrate how greatly the scriptures can be applied, by sharing one of my favourites: 1 Nephi 3:7 read it here: https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/3.7?lang=eng#6 We are children of a loving Heavenly Father who desires us to return safely to him, so he sent his son Jesus Christ to show us the way. I believe and know with all my heart that Jesus Christ is the head of the church and he reveals his truth through prophets. The scriptures are true, the teachings are true. The lord has blessed my life, allow him to bless yours. This is my knowledge, in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in numerous ways. I try my utmost best to fulfill all my duties and responsibilities, ultimately keeping the promises I made with Heavenly Father. During my youth I spent a lot of time serving in Church callings such as: Sunday school president, and assistant to the bishopric. Likewise to my service rendered in the Church, I also try my best to serve my family, friends, neighbours and indeed everyone. We are all God's children, and "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God." In addition to service and sacrifice of time, energy and resources, study really helps me live my faith. Daily scripture study and frequent prayer have helped me through all of my difficulties. I have sought answers from the Lord to help me with college, church, friends, family and my own personal mistakes and trials. EVERY time he has answered, be it through the comforting guidance of the Spirit, the example or actions of someone else, the teachings of the gospel, or from my own personal scripture study; it matters not. He answered! Through opposition and persecution I have been greatly strengthened. Through the teachings of the church my testimony has flourished and upon Jesus Christ, I am built! Now I am serving a full time mission, inviting others to come unto Christ in the Washington Tacoma mission. I am a disciple and humble follower of Jesus Christ. By loving him, believing him, and serving him... I live my Faith.