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Hi I'm Caleb Borland

I grew up in Missouri, and I'm married to a beautiful woman. I love the outdoors and tinkering with technology. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Im 28 years old and oldest of three siblings. I grew up going to a Lutheran school until 8th grade. Then, i moved to Fatima High school and found myself all alone. There were no other kids there that shared my faith. I will admit that sometimes i wanted to just succomb to the pressure and later justify what i had done...its okay. i mean, everyone does it, so thats ok right? Wrong! Thankfully i realized that i wanted more out of life than parties, speeding around in my car, and being around the wrong people. When people are in dire circumstances they often turn to God. I am grateful for the trials God has given me so that i would turn to Him for strength. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ, and others around me. I am happily married to a beautiful woman and we have a baby boy on the way! I am so thankful that Heavenly Father gives us this short time on earth to learn and grow and to build our families.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, where do I start? First of all, i do not like to put other Faiths down. That is not my intention. It all started when i was in High School. I was going through some really hard times, both emotionally, and spiritually. I wasnt really reading scriptures or praying. After many tough trials i turned to God for help. As i feel to my knees and plead with God for His love and tender mercies, I felt an almost indescribable feeling. I did not see an angel or hear any voices, but i felt a peace and feeling of love as I have never before felt. I knew that God had answered my prayer. I also learned that in our darkest times, the Savior is often the closest to us. I later began reading the Book of Mormon even more on my own. I love the Introduction which says that the Book of Mormon testifies of Christ as our Savior. After reading for many days, I took Moroni's challenge, which, was to pray to God and ask if it was true. I have NEVER heard a book tell me to ask God if it was true! That promise struck me, and as i later found out by asking God, I too received an answer by the Power of the Holy Ghost. I am grateful for the answers God has given me. Without them I would be lost, in a "mist of darkness". I know that this is God's church on the Earth. That this is the ONLY place to find all the truths, powers, authorities, and ordinances for the eternities. I am grateful for the knowledge that I will be with my family forever if we endure to the end. I testify that Christ lives. He is my Savior and Redeemer, and is yours.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by first putting my trust in God. I pray to my Heavenly Father and continually plead for his help and strength. I study the scriptures so that as I learn from the stories I will know how I can become closer to God. I also live my faith by going to church on Sunday for three hours! I am grateful for the opportunity I have to partake of the scarament bread and water to renew my promises with God. I enjoy visiting other members and talking about how we get through the hard times by relying on Jesus Christ.

Are Mormons Christians?

Caleb Borland
First off, id like to ask a question about this question. What does it mean to be a Christian? To be a Christian is to believe in Jesus Christ as the Only Begotten son of God, the Savior of the world, and follow His sacred teachings. If you agree with that, then yes indeed we are Christians. By simply looking at the true name of the church alone you will understand that this is Jesus Christ's church, not mans. We believe that Jesus Christ suffered in the garden of Gethsemane, died on the cross, and rose again. We call these three acts the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We believe that all other things we teach are only appendages to this truth, and we strive to follow the perfect example Christ showed unto us. Show more Show less