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Hi I'm Luke Castleberry

I was born and raised in Pleasant Grove, Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the church in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Family is my biggest support next to the Savior. I am the 3rd child out of 5, two older sisters, a younger sister and a younger brother. My friends have helped shaped me be the person I am today. I graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2013. I'm a firm believer in smiling to brighten other people's day, and serving others is a passion of mine. Music is the best soother for the soul. I love the outdoors, I love to fish. I enjoy watching, and playing just about every sport, especially Basketball, although I'm not the best! I'm currently serving a mission in the Tennessee, Knoxville mission, and I plan on pursuing a career in Marine Biology/ Fisheries Science when I get home in December of 2015. So far, the decision to serve a mission has been the best decision I've made my whole life.

Why I am a Mormon

I had lived my whole life in a very heavily LDS populated community. I always knew the church was true, and I had always known the Holy Ghost was with me, because I got baptized. But it got hard for me to recognize it's presence, because I got so used to it growing up. It wasn't until I had stopped having the desire to go to Church, read any scripture, or said my prayers, that I felt more lonely than ever. I realized just how important it is to do these thing's. It was a pretty dark time in my life, and I finally got down on my knees, and asked Heavenly Father to help. I then saw a miracle unfold before my eyes a couple days later. It was the first time I had truly felt, and recognized the Saviors love for me. Since then, I have had many experiences feeling the Savior's love for me, and especially by living the Gospel Standards, I feel it more deeply, and more frequently, and I want to share that with any, and everyone.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Tennessee, Knoxville mission, and I devote all my time towards inviting the Gospel into other people's lives. I used to go to church as a chore, but now it's a spiritually uplifting experience I enjoy each week. I read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon daily, and say multiple prayers each day to strengthen my relationship with the Savior. By doing these thing's, I have seen a tremendous difference in recognizing blessing's and having the Holy Ghost with me at all times. I love sharing the truthfulness of the Gospel, and expressing my testimony to other's by my actions. It strengthens my testimony as well, to hear different experiences of how the Gospel has helped others lives, and only hope to be a better person each day.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Luke Castleberry
A testimony is what you get when you read the Book of Mormon, say a prayer, or do something good for someone, and to do these thing's with faith. It's to have a spiritual witness that the church is indeed true, and you will stand by your testimony, and increase it when you endure through a tough period in your life. I have a testimony that the church is true, it's Christ's church, and there is no man that could have started it without Christ's help. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and it has the things we need to return to our Heavenly Father in Heaven. I know God called a Prophet, Thomas S. Monson to guide and direct the church today through revelation from God. I know as you read the Book of Mormon, and pray to know that it's true, you'll get your answer that it is. I know as you live the commandments, and be patient to find answers to your prayers, you will gain a personal testimony, and you will come to know of the truthfulness of the Gospel. Show more Show less