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Hi I'm Cal Maddox

I'm a people person. I speak Spanish. I play Trombone. I believe in Jesus Christ. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 24 years old and I am an Exercise Physiology Major at BYU-Idaho. I recently returned from serving a mission in the Chile Antofagasta Mission. I was born in a small town in Washington and I enjoy being in the outdoors! I love to hike and swim! I grew up playing basketball, baseball and soccer but when I entered junior high school, I fell in love with distance running. I ran cross country and track in junior high and high school and I absolutely loved it! I also ran for a semester in college on my school's track team and it was a great experience. I also love to play music! I play the guitar, the ukulele and the Trombone and I been playing music since the age of 10. But most of all, I love my family. I have one brother and many aunts, uncles and cousins that I am privileged to have grown up with. I loved my time as a full-time missionary and I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to share the gospel in Chile.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon household to parents who were members of the church. At the age of 8, I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But I did not truly gain a knowledge or testimony of the gospel until I was 16. The summer after I turned 16, I went to a large youth conference in Utah for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was here that I gained my testimony of Prophet Joseph Smith, the restoration of Christ's gospel and of Jesus Christ and His role of Savior and Redeemer of the World. Around the age of 17, I left the church for a space of about two years. Those were the 2 hardest years of my life and I know that it was because of the lack of the gospel in my life that they were as hard as they were. I came back to the church after I turned 19 because I knew it was true. I am now 24 and I am thankful to be a member of this church and to have this gospel. I served the Lord for 2 years as a missionary in Chile where it was my joy to preach His restored gospel. I bear my testimony that I know that this gospel is true and that it is the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was called as a Prophet of God to restore this gospel to the earth.I know that God is my Father in Heaven and that Jesus Christ is His Son. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for all mankind in the garden of Gethsemane and on the cross on Calvary. I know that He atoned for all of mankind. I know that He loves everyone, no matter who they are or what they have done.

How I live my faith

In my life, I've had many experiences with people of many faiths and they always have had questions about being a Mormon. I have found the best way to answer these questions is to try to model the way I live my life after that of Jesus Christ. I know that I am not perfect and that I will make mistakes, but by trying to live like Christ, I know that I can show others what I believe. I try my best to love everyone and I have a firm belief in service. I served a mission for 2 years in Chile where it was my opportunity to serve the people who live there as well as preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been a Ward Missionary and also served in various callings in serving the youth of my own age in the church. I love serving people.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Cal Maddox
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It teaches of Jesus Christ, how He lived and that He is God's Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets that knew about our Heavenly Father's plan for His children. It is named after Mormon, one last of these ancient prophets. The Book of Mormon is a witness of Christ's divinity, His life, and His Atonement. It concludes with a promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know that it true through the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Cal Maddox
We believe in Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith. We believe that He is our Savior and Redeemer. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. We are Christians. Show more Show less