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Hi I'm Caleb

I'm a mormon. I live in Utah. I served a mission in Guatemala. I enjoy reading the scriptures

About Me

My name is Caleb and I am a college student and outdoors enthusiast. I like to have success in my schooling, but at the same time I love to experience the slow and exciting moments of the outdoors. I am studying medicine and have goals to become a doctor. My family is very musical, starting with my grandma and extending to all of her children. I am currently studying the violin which is my favorite instrument and we try to play together as a family. I love to watch movies and read books. I like science fiction and fantasy novels and many different kinds of movies.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members of the church and so I have been a member all of my life. Although it has greatly helped me to follow the example of my parents, I have taken an active role in understanding what is the Gospel, and I have decided for myself that it is the true Church. For many years I have participated with my family in church meetings and activities. I enjoyed them greatly, but it was not until I took an active role in reading the Book of Mormon that I started to understand that the this Church is truly Guided by God. I read for a long time and prayed to know if the Book was true. My answer did not come all at once, but rather, over a period of time. I know that Joseph Smith's prayer was answered and that God spoke with him to restore the Gospel, I know because God has answered my prayers and continues to answer them in my life. I am so grateful for that. I continue to learn more about Christ's church every week.

How I live my faith

Living a religion is much different than only participating in one. One can go to the different meetings and activities of the church, but that is not same as letting the teachings sink into your heart. I had the opportunity to serve full time for two years as a missionary of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I taught and shared my religion with those who were not members. In that time I learned to live my faith and not just participate. Now, as I read the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon, I find and search passages that I can apply to my own life. It is the best way to answer the question: what would Christ do? When I apply these principles to my life and the life of others, they create a much bigger effect than if I simply did it by myself. Prayer has become an opportunity to understand the Lord's will for me. I pray and listen for his answer so that I can receive his direction. I love to spend time with my family. We often gather to learn from the scriptures and from special messages from the leaders of the church. It is a powerful way to strengthen a family. Perhaps these simple things are not the most spectacular, but they have changed my life, and that is the great part of faith.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Caleb
I enjoy going to the church services with friends and family, they are a great opportunity to learn about God. The sacrament is taken every week in which we remember the atonement( or death of Christ and his resurrection). We listen to teachers that expound scriptural insights in their classes. For me that is fun, but I really enjoy being able to do so with all of the friends and family. Of course church is not a social club, but it is a great opportunity to share and learn with friends and family. I have moved several times with my family, always to a new area where we were not familiar with anybody, but we have always been warmly received by the members of the church. Sunday we attend our meetings and of course all are invited to join and share the spirit. Show more Show less