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Hi I'm Kaleb Loftus

I play the ocarina. I'm a humanitarian to India. Author and Journalist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a sports journalist and author. I coached High School Girl's Basketball. I was a Mink Farmer. I play the Ocarina, Pipe Harmonica, and Travel Didgeridoo. I've been to India to work in schools and orphanages. And I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon for many reasons. It is the only church that can answer all my questions about life, Heaven, and who God truly is. And because that, it has taken me through the hardest things in my life. There was a time in my life where I thought I'd hit rock bottom. When I thought that all the light was gone. Where I thought not living anymore was a better way to go than keep on going on the way I was going. It was where I had to find for myself if God was real, if The Book of Mormon was true, if it was truly the very word of God, where I had to find who I was in this world. And why I was important. It took me a time where I found myself on my knees praying. And not just prayer with words. But prayer with my words, but my heart was there, my soul was pleading. And the light came. I felt the most undeniable feeling, I knew it was God. It was a sense of enlightenment, joy, clarity. Where I came to know without doubt that God loved me. Not just everyone, but me individually as well. That Jesus Christ did stand in my place, and did atone for all my sins, all of my pains, and that I realized something. That Jesus Christ already atoned and suffered for my loneliness and depression and pain, and because of that, I don't need to suffer anymore for them. They've already been taken care of. So I chose to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because even though it technically is just a Church, but it's so much more than that. It's that through it, it is the path to the life you need to follow to get to Christ and be with God again. That we have a living prophet today with apostles. We have scripture that teaches us what we need to be and to do. It's a family. It's love unfeigned. It is the one unfailing foundation for my happiness and hope. I am Mormon, and nothing has, or ever will, make me happier or bring me greater joy. And that is because, it is not just a church. It is light, in a darkened world.

How I live my faith

As a missionary, I have the privilege to serve others. To share what I believe. I often get asked, "Why in the world would you wanna go somewhere you've never been before and do something like that??" I look at it as the greatest gift I could ever give to God. Here I get to give back to others what God's given to me, to share what makes me happy, to share and teach that Jesus Christ lives and that He still is there for us. I get to live my faith every morning as soon as I wake up by praying to our Heavenly Father. Then throughout the day, I am just constantly talking to others and representing Jesus Christ. The greatest form of worship is emulation. And if I just went to church on Sundays and then never lived what I was taught, then I wouldn't be doing what God asks each of us to do, that is, to keep His commandments. I live my faith by making it more than faith. By making it action, by making it my life. By acting on what the scriptures say. By being Mormon.