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Hi I'm Caleb

I am a learner. I press through the challenges of visual disabilities. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated High School. As a high schooler I fit into many niches. I was one of the top students in my year. I had more regalia at graduation than the Valedictorian. I also was in the leadership for the FBLA organization at my school and recently competed at the national competition (my team got totally squashed there). I was in many other clubs at my school always active. I, however, am more than just a star student. I was the unofficial leader of the Game Club at my school. I introduced many other students to my hobby of tabletop RPGs. I gamemastered through over seven different RPGs. Many of the people in that subculture of the school were amazed on one thing about me. I chose to go on a mission for my church. Some people don't realize that the gospel of Jesus Christ is for people of all walks of life. Us Mormons are people just like everyone else with a whole variety of interests.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and that this is his church. I personally have received witness countless times through the Holy Ghost, the spirit of Truth, that what this church teaches is true doctorine. My experience also testifies of the truth of this church. When I stray from the teachings of this church I find that my life does not run as smoothly and that I am missing much of the joy that I feel when I continue on as faithful member of the church. I am a Mormon because it brings joy and truth into my life.

How I live my faith

I am active in serving others in my local church organization. My talent is playing the piano. I am able to play hymns for meetings and children's songs for the children. For several months I had the opportunity to play for the Spanish speaking children. I relied only upon my high school Spanish. I was able to serve the children even though we were not able to communicate clearly. I chose to go on a mission despite many of the difficulties that I would need to push through. I have a vision impairment that is enough to get me a white cane. Going on a mission is venturing into the unknown on a daily basis. Many people who knew of my disability were surprised that I would willingly choose to put myself in such a situation. When I made that decision, I saw something that many others didn't. I knew that if what I did was in service for the Lord, he would provide a way for me. I chose to do the harder right, rather than allow my weaknesses to interfere with my faith.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

We have the Bible which is a collection of God's Word revealed through prophets like Moses. The people of ancient Isreal needed the direction from God to escape bondage to Egypt. We likewise need guidance from God to escape from bondage to sin. A prophet is needed today to warn us of the dangers of sin and show us how Jesus Christ can liberate us from sin. We can do as Jesus instructed for when those claiming to be prophets come forth. "By their fruits ye shall know them," is the test. As we hearken and apply what the modern prophets teach, we can learn for ourselves that God leads us through his representatives the prophets. I have seen this guidance protect me from the perils of alcohol, tobacco, shattered family, and spiritual decay. The guidance of a prophet has strengthened my personal relationship with God. Show more Show less