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Hi I'm Kaiden Cloward

I live in Utah, I like to spread laughter, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to sing and had a blast in show choir my senior year of high school. I love music and I've tried a few different instruments, among which are piano, harmonica, guitar, and a table saw (it's pretty cool). I enjoy acting and Shakespeare is my man. I don't dance. I'm adventurous and enjoy hiking, rock climbing, or anything else which could be potentially dangerous. I've always enjoyed reading and I enjoy writing as well. I like food. I'm a hands-on guy and I like to fix anything from automobiles to smartphones. I'm a firm believer that all you really need in life is your family, the Gospel, a Swiss army knife, and duct tape. I'm a huge fan of country music and Dr. Pepper. I grew up in Utah but I've also lived in Arizona, Illinois, and Alaska. I'm currently living in Southern India as a full-time missionary and I love being able to serve the Lord and these wonderful people by sharing the Gospel. I love my family and my Savior Jesus Christ. It's my testimony that He lives and has provided a way for us to live with our families and our Father in Heaven again.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born in the church there came a time in my life when I began to have questions about the authenticity of it's origins. Although I never turned away from my beliefs I knew that I needed something more than the testimony of my family or friends if I was going to stay strong. It took a lot of reading, pondering, and time spent on my knees but after a while I gained a personal witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. That testimony has been my crutch when I'm weak and my brace when I fall, and I owe that and everything else that I have to a loving Father in Heaven who knows me and is constantly watching over me.

How I live my faith

"Hey, tell that white guy to get back inside the train!" -Was the request my companion got from a random passenger right after I started serving here in India. We were taking a train one day and as I stood close to the open door I let myself hang outside ever so slightly so I could feel the wind rushing against my face. I wasn't the only one doing it, but because of who I was I was the only one that people noticed. As I've been serving my mission it's become apparent to me about how important it is to be an example. Just like I stood out when I was on that train everyone who has taken Christ's name upon themselves will stand out to the world for what they do, whether it be good or bad. I try to show my faith by being an example of the good so that others will want to do the same.