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Hi I'm Caleb Johnston

I am from Seattle and am going to serve a temporary twelve week mission in Vancouver, Washington. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Seattle, but I have lived all over the United States. I was born in San Antonio, moved to Minneapolis, then Philadelphia, then finally Seattle. I am going to serve a temporary mission in Vancouver, Washington, and then I hope to get a permanent foreign mission call. I also was admitted to the United States Naval Academy prior to my mission and I hope to attend after my mission. My hobbies and interests include: football, basketball, fitness, ping pong, mountain biking, dirt biking, politics, and economics. Right now I am working full time for a landscaping company. My dad was raised in the church and he is from Chicago. My mom is a convert to the church from Catholicism and is from St. Louis. My dad served a mission in France. I have one older sister and two younger brothers. My sister has finished her first year at BYU and is currently serving a mission in Santiago, Chile.

Why I am a Mormon

My family is Mormon, and I have been raised in the church since birth. However, by careful study and prayer, I have come to know for myself that the gospel is true. I have asked in prayer if many principles of the gospel are true and I continue to receive confirmations from the spirit. I have realized that I need to live an obedient life in order to feel a sense of spiritual well-being. Conversely, I know from personal experience that guilt follows disobedience to the gospel and that motivates me to stay strong in the church. I have a testimony that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and that it leads to happiness in my life and eternal life in the world to come. Besides my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have realized that the church organization has been critical to my own development. I have found great friends because of my faith. I have also received plenty of support from my ward. I have developed my compassion for others and leadership skills from callings that I have held. I know that the church organization and the Gospel of Jesus Christ are essential to my success and happiness.

How I live my faith

Recently, I was a member of the Priests Quorum, a group of boys from ages 16-18. As a priest, I participated in quorum meetings and activities and I blessed the sacrament. In preparation for my mission, I received the Melchizedek Priesthood and joined the elders quorum. I do not have a current calling. Right now, all of my efforts are focused on preparing for my mission. I try to go out with the missionaries as much as possible in my area in order talk to them about their experience and practice talking with investigators. I am studying missionary materials and am studying the Book of Mormon right now.