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Hi I'm Caleb

I grew up in Utah. I like to snowboard and rock climb. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My school year goes as follows: School, homework, eat, sleep, and repeat. Until Saturday when I can snowboard in Park City. I love snowboarding, and I go every chance I get. Also during the spring I love to multi-pitch climb with my friend Travis. During the summers I lead backpacking trips into Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Park. I have worked for four years as a guide for the B.S.A. and I have loved every moment of it. I also love to skydive. I love adrenaline. Though I always put school before my recreational activities. Since i know that school, and education should always come first, since I will learn things that will carry with me for the rest of my life, and help me in my career. Like many high schoolers I am uncertain about the future and what career path I should take. I am considering going into the medical field, but I also might go into business or finance. But before I go into college or choose a career path I am serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am now serving my mission and bringing this message of happiness to the people of Latvia. And I have never been happier in my entire life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in this church my entire life. So I have always been a Mormon. But being a Mormon is not always easy. Living the standards of this church can be difficult. But I haven't always been one hundred percent certain of this churches authenticity, until I chose to seek out the truth for myself. I may have always been a member but there is a huge difference between being a member and knowing that this church is the real deal. I have at times strayed from church standards, and this is what I have noticed: I am not as happy! When I live the standards of this Church I find that I am happier than I have ever been in this life. I have nothing that is controlling me addiction wise, I am nicer to others, and I feel the love of my Heavenly Father. I came to know of the truthfulness of this gospel when I sincerely prayed to God so that I might find for myself that this Gospel is true. The very next day was Sunday and I went to my mission Preparation class and I was teaching the first vision (when Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ, in the eighteen hundreds as a youth of 14) and I felt the most strong reassurance that the things i was teaching to the class were true. I broke down into tears, and everyone was looking at me like: "whats his deal?" ha ha at least that is what it seemed like to me. But I had been searching for a long time to finally know if this church is true. And all it took was an act of faith, which was kneeling down and saying a simple prayer to God to ask if this church is true, and I did not know it was true until the words (which I had heard so many times) were spoken from my mouth, then the lord reassured me that they were true. I testify that I know that this church is true, I know that Joseph Smith restored this Gospel to the earth. I know of Heavenly Fathers love for each and everyone of us. He loves YOU. Personally. He knows of your existence and potential. Don't loose faith, search out the truth for yourself.

How I live my faith

I had the calling of assisting the bishop in his calling of leading the youth group called the "Priests" which are young men between the ages of 16-18. I regularly home taught once a month with my home teaching partner Cody. In my free time I assist the missionaries in teaching others about the restored gospel, when a youth does this with the missionaries this is called "splits" since the missionary companionship splits or parts ways and each goes with a young man to teach twice as many lessons. I love doing this. I love teaching and I also love assisting the missionaries in bringing this gospel to others. And now I am serving a full time mission. I am now living my faith by teaching the people in Latvia in the Latvian language on a lds mission. I am serving this mission for myself or my own benefit, I am serving for the lord, and bringing the message of the restored gospel to all that will accept this message of happiness into their life's.

What is faith?

Caleb
Faith is Action. There is no other way to put it. One must act on something to show that he truly has faith. My Dad always says to me: almost, means nothing. It means that you did not accomplish what you set out to do. In order to have faith in Jesus Christ you must act and kneel down and pray to him, or pay your tithing, or come to church, or be baptized, or read the scriptures, or live his commandments. All of these things have something in common. You must act. Through actions your faith is made solid. Through actions it is made concrete. Have a firm foundation in what you put your faith in, and be not moved. Show more Show less