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Hi I'm Robert Craig

I'm a Mormon, have been all of my life and love it.

About Me

I'm a member of the Air Force and lived in Utah much of my life. I joined the Air Force in 1996 and have lived in New Mexico, Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina since then. I've also visited 15 different countries in Europe, Asia, Central and South America. I'm a father of 8 children and spend most of my free time with my family--by far the greatest thing in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church, but as a teenager I had my doubts about the veracity of its teachings. When I discussed my doubts with my parents, rather than being shocked or concerned, they were pleased that I was taking the time to find out for myself if God lived and if the teachings of the LDS faith were true. I took the time to study, to pray, to live in accordance with the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by living prophets. Within a short amount of time I gained a strong testimony of that which my parents had taught me over the years. The difference then was that I was no longer living off of borrowed faith, but could say without equivocation that I had my own testimony; my own gift from God. Though I've doubted occasionally over the years since that time, I continue to draw upon my experiences then and the feelings I felt at that time. Those feelings, plus the continued whisperings of the Holy Spirit as I strive to better myself though a life of attempted emulation of Jesus Christ, bring me back to a firm testimony that I'm following the right path.

How I live my faith

There's no way I could handle having a family this large without a relationship with my Father in Heaven. My faith is expressed through my love for my wife and children and our ability to overcome struggles together. I've had many different responsibilities within the church: serving with the youth, teaching many different age groups, and leading congregations. I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed every moment of my service, but overall I have found it to be rewarding, instructive, and faith promoting.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Robert Craig
No. Having lived in many different areas of the United States and visited many other countries, if Mormons helped only Mormons, in some of those areas they would not have much opportunity to serve others. We've lived in many areas in which we were one of very few Mormon families in the area. We have had the opportunity to serve and help many other families around us and have been blessed as well by their service to us. Show more Show less