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Hi I'm Caleb

I'm a Mormon from Canada. I will be serving the people of Japan on a mission for 2 years. I write fiction and love helping others.

About Me

I am currently a 19 year old young man on my mission in Japan, Fukuoka. I'm giving my services to the people in Japan and inviting others to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His love for us. I was born into the church, and I'm also a recovering pornography addict. Before leaving for my mission, I wrote fiction, I played video games, and I took much interest in pop culture. I plan to go to university for psychology, and follow in the footsteps of spec fiction author Brandon Sanderson in becoming a skilled author myself. For now, I'm overjoyed to serve my Lord and the people of Japan.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the joy that comes with being in this church cannot be found anywhere else. I am a Mormon because I have seen the church's teachings in action time and time again. I have learned for myself the truth of what we preach and the importance of our commandments. I have learned of the true nature of God, which is unconditional love an mercy for everyone who seeks it. I know of the truth of the Book of Mormon and the Bible, both of which teach of Christ and God, and their glory and love. I have learned of the power that Christ's Atonement has to heal us, change us, and allow us to do anything

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing openly with others. I live my faith by being friendly with those within the church, and out. I discuss my beliefs and my opinions with members and non-members alike so that we can better understand and respect each other. I help others around me to see the joy in this church, and offer my skills and services to those in need.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Caleb
I see the existence of God in everything. The very complexity of everything in this world, the things that we use in our daily lives, and the fact that happiness still prevails when so much misery runs rampant in the modern world, are all testaments to me that God exists and has never left us. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Caleb
The Book of Mormon, as the subtitle on the cover of the book says, is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is scripture in the same vein as the Holy Bible, which is of course also scripture, written by ancient prophets in the Americas. It was translated by a modern prophet, Joseph Smith, who was directed and blessed by God to translate the scripture and compile it into what we now know as The Book of Mormon. The book is named after Mormon, one of the ancient prophet who wrote in the scriptures and brought the many fragmented accounts of multiple prophets together into a collection, all engraved upon plates of gold. These prophets, including Mormon, testified of the coming of Christ and His sacrifice for mankind. They knew of His existence and taught others in their time of the gospel, as we do now. Important to note is that the Book of Mormon and the Bible not only coincide in their timelines, but also support and verify each other. They are unified in purpose and create a comprehensive testimony of The Saviour and God Himself. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Caleb
The Atonement of Jesus Christ, and all that it encompasses, was the sole most important event in the history of the world. Christ's suffering and sacrifice for all mankind allow all our sins, all our sadnesses, all our pains and sufferings, to be taken away by His infinite mercy. We were all born in a fallen state, due to the transgression of Adam and Eve. We have the ability to make our own decisions. As such, we have the ability to also make mistakes. When we make mistakes, we feel sadness and guilt. Jesus Christ, the chosen Son of God, took all these negative feelings, that is the pains and sadnesses of every living being, upon Himself in the Garden of Gethsemane, and felt so much pain that He bled from every pore. So if we ever feel alone, or like we need relief from our past, all we need to do is have faith in Christ and ask in sincere prayer for those pains to be removed from us. If we promise to be better, He will take those pains from us. Christ was the only person who could ever perform this task. As the Only Begotten Son, or the chosen son of God, He had the mental and physical ability to suffer so much anguish at once and survive. He had the ability to do that, and had that connection with God, our Father in Heaven, which was essential in accepting our sins and iniquities and placing them upon His own shoulders. Because of His efforts, our burdens can become light. Show more Show less