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Hi I'm Craig M.

I'm a husband, father and systems training manager and I am a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I am father of 6 kids and live in New England. I joined the Church when I was 18, served a mission in Paris, France and married in the Los Angeles, CA temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I sought the Church as I attended BYU, not being a member of the Church, there was something that drew me to the people. When I first went to Church and started reading the Book of Mormon, I knew it was like reading the Bible. I felt the Spirit testify to me that it was true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. So I then began to study all aspects of the Church, but it was through service to others that I build trust and faith in the Church and it's teaching and the inspiration of it's leaders. I am happy that it has enriched my life these 30 years.

How I live my faith

I have served in a number of callings from working in Priesthood callings, the youth of the Church, Boy Scouts, and other administrative leadership positions. I enjoy the fellowship found with serving along with others in the Church. It is there that my greatest spiritual experiences have been organizing events where people share their creativity and beliefs. I also belief in regular fitness routine, that helps be stay balanced. My personal study of the scriptures and prayer are what uplift me, and get me in tune with Heavenly Father.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Craig M.
As a Mormon, I believe that the Plan of Salvation answers what was our life before coming to this existence, what we are doing here in this life and where we are going after we die. So you can look up that on this site. Personally I believe that the reason for this life is for us all to learn through experience to develop faith and receive a mortal body. Of course there are temptations and distractions and we all sin. But the path was set for us to return to live again with Heavenly Father and through the resurrection and atonement of Jesus Christ. I believe we can return as families, perfected spiritually and physically. This gives me confidence in my decisions to live a good responsible life, serve others and represent the Savior in all I do. Through reading scripture and prayer, I build my confidence that I will again see my loved ones who have passed. I grateful for the Atonement that I can repent, feel the Holy Spirit, and can one day be re-united with my family in heaven. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Craig M.
No but he was a prophet like Moses, Noah and others. I have never prayed to any of these prophets and while I admire Joseph Smith's story, and legacy, he is not prayed to. The revelations that he received from the Lord contain great insight into the character of God and how His Church was established. So we come closer to the Lord, when we read scripture, and some of examples of great followers of Christ. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Craig M.
I think as a person comes to a Church meeting or meets a member of the Church, they see that the LDS Church is an active faith. I joined when I was 18 years old, and up to that point I had some spiritual feelings that there was more to learn. I felt the Spirit as I prayed about the story of Joseph Smith's first vision and as I read the Book of Mormon. So as I attended Church, there was a fellowship of like-minded people who discussed the Gospel of Jesus Christ and who attempted to live the Gospel. I think people need the Gospel, and therefore come to the Church to participate in it. Since we are missionary minded, following the Savior in spreading His message, there are more opportunities to share it, and people come. I am glad I did, my life has been richly blessed now for almost 30 years. Show more Show less