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Hi I'm Darrin Caldwell

I am a Mormon! I'm a husband and a father of one beautiful little girl. I'm a social media marketer and consultant.

About Me

About me... let's see. I love the outdoors and like to spend time playing soccer & ice hockey, fly fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming in the Provo River, rock climbing, riding motorcycles, and more. I'm the last of 9 kids in my family (yup I'm the baby). I have 4 older sisters and 4 older brothers. I grew up on a small farm in the small Swiss town of Midway, UT. I know, I know, typical Mormon from Utah, BUT since I turned 18 years old I have lived in Taizhong Taiwan (台中台湾), Florida, California, and now I live in Idaho. When I was 18, I decided to go on a LDS Mission and was sent to Taizhong, Taiwan where I worked, taught, & happily served for 2 years. When I got back, I went to Brigham Young University of Idaho for my undergraduate and graduated in Business Marketing with an emphasis in Mandarin Chinese (中文). It was while attending BYU-Idaho that I met my amazing wife Sera. She is such a great example to me and our sweet baby girl and I thank God that he allowed our paths to cross. I can't imagine my life without her and appreciate her love, kindness, care, and understanding. We now have a beautiful baby girl, Lea, and she already has me wrapped around her tiny little finger. Upon graduating, I worked in Marketing for a potato company for 2 years and then started my own company (http://trivitasgroup.com). I now help companies all over better utilize social media and other marketing channels to grow their businesses, and I love it. I am so very blessed! :)

Why I am a Mormon

The answer to this statement has changed over the course of my life. When I was little, the answer was, "Because my family is Mormon". Don't get me wrong, I loved going to church, I felt good when I went and knew the lessons that I was being taught were great things for me to follow and believe. However my testimony of the critical truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ didn't fully come until I was in the Missionary Training Center (MTC), preparing to teach the Gospel to the Taiwanese people. Up to that time, I had a testimony that God existed, He hear and answered prayers, families can live together forever, God has a plan for us to return to him, and more. But none of those truths were really exclusive to the LDS church, many faiths taught and believed these truths. I can still remember when it hit me that Joseph Smith really was a prophet of God, he really did see and speak with God the Father and Jesus Christ, and he really did translate the Book of Mormon. I had just returned from another regular church talk from one of the leaders of the church -- we had them all the time, but for some reason this time the Spirit of God touched my heart more fully that evening. When we got back to our group's meeting room, we began to sing the hymn, "Praise to the Man"; I was literally overcome by the Spirit and began sobbing. I had never felt a feeling like that before and I knew that God was testifying to me that the things that I had learned my whole life, heard that night, and was singing about that night were absolutely true. I knew then and know now, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints was in fact restored by the prophet Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon is the word of God, all truths and ordinances essential for our salvation & exaltation have been restored, and that we have a living prophet on the Earth today that leads and guides us! Why am I a Mormon? Because I have felt the truth of the Gospel of Christ testified to me through the Spirit.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in my everyday life, but at times that can be very difficult (especially when I'm driving haha). Right now I am serving as the 1st Counselor in the Bishopric of our ward and enjoy working with the members of our congregation. I strive to be an "example of the believers" to those around me, and most of the time I feel like I do a pretty good job. I know that I'm not perfect, but that's why we are all here on Earth, right? This life is a testing period for all of us, God's children, to learn and grow. Sometimes we have to learn from our mistakes, and other times we are smart enough to learn from our friends, family, church leaders, and living prophets. Sera and I pray together each night to give thanks for our countless blessings and to ask for help and protection for our small family. I know that when we regularly pray and read the scriptures together as a family, I can feel God's spirit fill our home. The Gospel of Jesus Christ really does help me to prioritize my life and recognize those things that are of lasting / eternal importance; like family, friendships, service, education, and fun experiences with loved ones. I also feel that the Gospel gives me a clearer understanding of who I want to become in my life and what kind of family I want to have. Through the teachings of Christ and our latter-day prophets, Sera and I have decided on specific standards and truths that we want to incorporate into our family culture & traditions. As the standards of the world continue to slip and deteriorate, we are confident that these truths will be a protection and guiding light for our children in times of trial and difficulty. How do I live my faith? Simply, daily, and purposefully. I love the Gospel of Jesus Chris and feel that I would be so lost without it, and I pray that I can always have the courage and dedication to live my faith in al that I do, say, and believe.