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Hi I'm Caleb

Yo soy preparado servir mis hermanos en Argentina para dos anos. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Oceanside, California, but that doesn't make me a beach bum. Don't get me wrong I love the ocean, but I also enjoy other activities. I grew up playing all sorts of sports (baseball, soccer, etc) until I finally found my true passion, basketball. I played 4 years at the varsity level in high school, but that doesn't make me a pro. I still play in pick up games whenever I get the chance, but life gets busy. I achieved the rank of Eagle Scout the day before my 18th birthday. I graduated about a year ago, and up until this point i have been working and preparing to go on a mission. Besta Wan Pizza House was the name of the establishment, a quaint yet bustling pizza and grill a few feet away from the beautiful beaches of Cardiff, California. It was here that i gained a lot of life experience, working everyday and bonding with the wonderful kitchen crew that I consider my family. The entirety of the cooking crew was hispanic, except for me this 6'1 white boy who stood out like a sore thumb. This is where i picked p a majority of my Spanish, and has been a great learning tool for me. Especially considering I opened up my mission call about a month ago and have been called to serve in the Cordoba, Argentina mission, speaking Spanish! I am so excited to be serving the people of Argentina, and can't wait to enter the Provo MTC on July 1st. After I return from my mission I plan on attending college, and getting my degree in computer science, which i took for 4 years in hs.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? That is a very good question. I'm not a convert, I was raised in the church. So some might say I was brainwashed or something. To that I say I am my own man, we all have control over our agency and decisions. Sure growing up I didn't have a testimony of Jesus Christ. Actually up until about a year ago I had completely shut God out of my life. During this time I found myself constantly in a state of sadness, I was lost and confused. My life had no direction or meaning. It was then, when I had no place left to go that I fell to my knees in humility. In that moment of despair when no one else was there for me, was when I was lifted up by our Savior, Jesus Christ. My life was given new purpose. I started praying constantly and studying the scriptures asking God if this was his true church. I found out for myself that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and translated the Book of Mormon. I learned to love my Savior and trust in him. I know that he died that I might live again. I am eternally in his debt. In short I am a Mormon because it brings me happiness. There is no greater happiness than that given by living the true and complete gospel of Jesus Christ. This is why I, a boy of 19 years of age, have decided to devote 2 years of my life to the Lord. This is why i will leave my friends and family, my comforts, and my future plans to spread his teachings to the people of Argentina. I testify that if you have a true desire to return to our heavenly father, and you act in faith to accept his will you will be eternally blessed. There is no better comfort than that given through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I bear witness of this in his sacred name, Amen.

How I live my faith

Growing up I was always in charge of our quorum or group of young men. This included titles such as deacon's quorum president, teacher's quorum president, and bishop's assistant. Basically I was the only boy who was mature enough to handle the responsibilities of planning our weekly scout meetings and assigning various tasks. After I graduated high school however i was placed in our ward's nursery as a helper. My job for two hours was to entertain 2-5 year old children. To keep it simple, I loved it! The women in the ward would call me the baby whisperer, which isn't creepy at all, okay! Sadly however the bishop in our ward decided that I should have a calling with more responsibility, seeing as I was preparing to go on a mission and all. I was called to serve as Young Men's Secretary. I was put right back leading the young men. Are you starting to see a trend? All in all though I love my calling, and the opportunity to help the men that follow behind me by setting a good example. I'm starting to believe that i enjoy leadership positions, maybe it will help me later in life. As for community service, I wish I did more. I help whenever the opportunity arises, but I'm not constantly searching for service projects. If you have one you need help with though let me know! Once i set my mind on something, I don't quit.