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Hi I'm Caleb

I grew up in Kennewick. I love hanging with my family, boating, playing sports and trying new things. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I lived with my wonderful parents until I graduated from high school at the age of 18. All through school I've enjoyed playing sports, particularly soccer, basketball, and tennis. I also love music! I started learning piano in second grade and switched to clarinet in 6th. Then I finally found an instrument I wanted to stick with in 7th grade: Saxophone! I played in Concert band, Symphonic band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz band, and Marching band, and loved every minute of it! Especially Marching band! I was able to make so many great friends through the music and sports programs in school. In my spare time I love reading fictional and adventerous novels, as well as hang out with friends and family; doing who knows what! I love goofing off and playing sports for fun, as well as boating/wake-boarding and swimming. I am also an Eagle scout and loved the scouting program, particularly all the camping, hiking, fishing, and cycling with my awesome quorom members. I love nature and the beauty that God has given for His childrens enjoyment and wonder. After serving a mission in the California Arcadia mission I plan on going to school to become an Opthomologist so that I can help people enjoy seeing the beauty of the Earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a fantastic family setting with my whole family being mormon. So I was definitely raised in the Church. Even though I was baptized at the age of 8, I wasn't really converted to the Gospel at that time. My testimony really became evident to me after President Gordon B. Hinkley passed away. After his death there was a challenge to the members of the Church to read the Book of Mormon in 90-something days, that being the number of years President Hinkley lived. I decided, having never read the Book of Mormon cover to cover before that point, to accept that challenge. When I had almost finished the book, having less than a chapter left to go, I read Moroni chapter 10, verses 4 and 5: "4) And when ye have received these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost. 5) And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." After reading that I stopped and thought about it for a few minutes. I then resolved to finish the Book and then do what those verses suggested. I knew what the Holy Ghost felt like, having felt it many times. So when I finished reading I knelt down and started to pray and to ask God if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt the Holy Ghost right then, and I knew, without a doubt, that everything I had been taught by my parents and in church was truue. Knowing that the Book of Mormon is true makes it evident that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Once I had that foundation, my testimony could only grow.

How I live my faith

I guess that I have been pretty active in participating in the Church. I was able to serve in leadership for each of the young mens groups I was in, the 12-13 year olds, the 14-15 year olds, and the 16-18 year olds. I feel that I wasn't as active in those rolls as I should have been, but they were still good learning experiences for me and I'm gratefull that I was able to be an example for the other young men around me. I was also able to serve as the Seminary council president for the high school I attended, which was pretty awesome. I actively participated in Seminary all four years that I was in High School and graduated at the end of my senior year, giving a speach at Seminary graduation. I was also called to serve a 2 year mission in Arcadia California and left less than 2 months after I graduated from high school. After I finish the mission the Lord has called me on I have a goal to accept every calling in the church that is extended to me.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jesus Christ founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is His church, just the way He set it up when He was personally on the earth. He Restored His gospel through a Prophet, just as He did with Adam, Noah, Moses, and Abraham. That Prophets name was Joseph Smith. Through the power of God he translated the Book of Mormon, which is the proof that this is all true. Read and pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true and you will know then if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. Show more Show less