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Hi I'm Callum

I grew up in York, I'm a Business Management student, I teach drums, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. We spend a lot of time laughing together playing games - they love to serve and I learn so much from them. We are quite a musical family as my mum is a singing and piano teacher, my brother sings, my sister plays the piano and I...play the drums. I started playing the drums when I was 11 years old and when I reached 15 I started teaching. I love teaching as it brings a great sense of accomplishment when I see I help people learn and progress. I love football and have been playing semi-professional for Pickering Town for the past year. There are many parrallels between football and everyday life. I have learnt that as long as I work my hardest, the Lord can bless me with extra strength to perform at my highest capacity. I am currently studying Business Management at university in Leeds. Since leaving sixth form I have developed a huge desire to gain as much knowledge as possible, which has truly helped me on this course. I am starting my second year and hope look back on this year knowing I've truly worked my hardest.

Why I am a Mormon

I had to make a decision when I was 17 whether I would follow the life of my school friends or whether I would follow Jesus Christ. I didn't know how to follow Jesus Christ, but knew I wasn't living His commandments. So I decided to change and dedicate my life to him. During this process of change I truly came to know that Jesus Christ can heal me, take away my guilt and fill me with peace and joy. Peace and joy can be found in this life when you humble yourself before Christ and allow him to heal and change you. That may be hard to understand how someone who we can't see can have such an effect on us; but you can feel his influence through prayer, reading the word of God and attending church weekly. I am also so grateful to have so many wonderful examples of kind, compassionate, humble, diligent, honest, virtuous and obedient men and women who I can watch and learn from. They have inspired me to know that the church is full of extraordinary people from ordinary backgrounds. Through this church they too have found peace and joy in this life; and I know they have consecrated their time and efforts in becoming more like the Saviour Jesus Christ - I too strive to become like him and hope to leave an inspiring yet meek legacy for my posterity.

How I live my faith

I love the missionaries in our church as they are so willing to serve. They all manifest this through their sacrifice of leaving home for 18 months to 2 years to dedicate their life to their beliefs. Missionary work is vital to bring peace to the lives of people in this life and salvation in the life to come; this is why I love to go teaching with the missionaries whenever I can. I learn so much about how to improve my teaching techniques and learn how to reach my potential through following these Christlike men and women. I love spending time with others my age and spend Monday and Wednesday evenings socialising with them at our church. It's wonderful to share moments with people who live the same standards as I do. I love serving these young people and want them all to know that I will be their friend when they feel no one else will be - which is something I have felt at times in my life. I also have a responsibility to help teach some lessons in the final hour of church on a Sunday and love being able to share my feelings about what I believe.