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Hi I'm Caleb

I was born and raised in Long Beach California, I'm a recent convert, I'm going to serve a mission in Australia and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Long Beach and was raised by a single Mom and two beautiful grandparents. I grew up with my 2 brothers and we were always getting into trouble. When I was in High school I met a girl and eventually we started dating and then I found out that they were Mormon. I didn't know much about Mormons, so slowly they started introducing me to the church more and more. Attending FHE, family scripture study, and eventually a sacrament service here and there. And that's how I was introduced to the church. Eventually, after dating this girl and about 3 years of investigating the church, at the age of 20 I knew it was the true church of Jesus Christ and I was baptized.

Why I am a Mormon

I "investigated" this church for 3+ years, but never seriously, I took lessons with the missionaries but never progressed. Until I wanted to. Once I wanted to take lessons on my own, once I was investigating and praying and reading and praying and reading some more, I finally got my answer. Once I knew this was the true church on this earth today, I never looked back. Being baptized was THE single best decision I have ever made. I am happy and closer to my heavenly father than ever before. I know this church helps us find true happiness in this life. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best me that I can be. I'm not by any means perfect, but I try every day a little harder to do a little better. I'm not going to lie and say that joining this church was the easiest decision I have ever made. Many people who love me and respect me where very upset with me when they found out that I had made this decision. But I knew that didn't matter. I know this church is true, I know that it is the true church upon this earth today, I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. And I know that not everyone is always going to believe/agree with me. But I knew what I know and I never check my religion at the door. I am a Mormon at school, home, work and church. I live my faith by standing strong in the things that I believe and know to be true.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Caleb
We believe Joseph Smith to be a prophet of God. Just like prophets from the past like Abraham, Moses, Adam and Jonah. But what makes him so special? Well we believe that God used Joseph to help restore the true gospel of Jesus Christ on this Earth. Part of this restoration process was translating the Book of Mormon from golden plates. He was the first Prophet of this restoration. Show more Show less