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Hi I'm Caleb

I graduated high school in 2013, have been called to serve in the Mississippi Jackson Mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town called Lebanon, Indiana and moved to Colorado when I was 17. I love going camping, rafting, canoeing and all sorts of outdoor activities. I played in the band in high school and marched for 3 years. I also participated in theatrical performance my last 2 years of high school. While I lived in Indiana, I participated in multiple 4H projects. Some of which include showing dairy cattle, making ceramic pieces, and doing shooting sports. I have been in the scouting program since I was very young and earned my Eagle Scout Rank in the middle of my senior year of high school. I love playing ultimate frisbee, gator ball, and basically any other kind of pick up games. I grew up in the church and have been a Mormon my whole life. I will be serving as a full time missionary in the Mississippi Jackson Mission starting September 24th. I will be serving for 2 years.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On my father's side, I can trace active membership in the church all the back to the time when Joseph Smith reorganized the church in the the early 1800s. On my mother's side, my grandparents were the first in their families to join the church and be baptized. Growing up in the church, I did not have the opportunity to live in a way where the church was not in my life. I was not able to experience the same kind of changes others who grew up outside the church did. Though my knowledge of this gospel and its teaching was greater than that of most converts, I still had to find out for myself whether it is true. Growing up in the church, conversion often happens a lot slower, or at least it did for myself. During my mid to end teenage years I found myself questioning the church. I often wondered if it could all be true, or if it really was just some fabrication from the mind of a young farm boy nearly 200 years ago. Though I did have some doubts, I continued to regularly attend my church meetings and activities. At times I would falter and stray a little ways away from the gospel standards and teachings. Though never far off, I always found my way back and continued to live up to the gospel standards. As I continued to live the teachings of the gospel and strive to become more like Jesus Christ, I realized how much better of a person I was, than when I was not doing those things. By living the gospel, I learned of its truthfulness. Even still, living the Gospel is not easy, and still I would fail at times. I have had to experience the forgiving power of the atonement. By doing so, I have strengthened my testimony. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church. I have felt the Spirit of the Lord confirm that to me. I know that the Book of Mormon is truly another testament of Jesus Christ, translated by the power of the Priesthood, through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I strive to do my best to align myself with the Commandments of the Lord. I currently hold the calling of 'Ward Missionary,' and do my best to live up to and fulfill this calling. With this calling I often times extend a hand of fellowship to others in the community and invite them to attend church meetings and activities, whether they be Mormon or not. As a ward missionary, I find it especially important to reach out to others who may have a hard time making friends or are feeling left out. On occasions, when needed, I go out to assist in teaching with full time missionaries in the area. I love to demonstrate my faith by sharing with others my knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love attending the temple. It allows me to grow closer to my Father in Heaven and feel His presence while here on Earth.