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Hi I'm Craig

I was born in Utah, lived in California, grew up in Texas, and now live in Georgia, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Craig, and I am a father to 7 children - 5 boys and 2 girls, and grandfather of one little girl. I am employed in the energy industry, working as a manager of energy procurement. I enjoy watching both college and professional football, playing golf and tennis, camping, and generally being outdoors. I am an Eagle Scout. I also have a passion for family history, and spend much of my free time researching my own family history as well as helping others find out about their ancestral heritage. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my entire life, having been baptized at age 8. I have a proud Mormon pioneer heritage, where many of my ancestors came from their native lands of England, Scotland, and Denmark to make their way across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. Their dedication and perserverence in the face of adversity are quite inspiring to me. I served as a full-time missionary in the Japan Sapporo Mission, and it was while I labored as a missionary that I truly became converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From my experiences as a missionary, I gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, and how living the gospel can change lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have received a witness of the truthfulness by the power of the Holy Ghost. I have received so many spiritual blessings in my life by being a member of the church. I have experienced a profound joy from trying to pattern my life after the life of the Savior. I testify that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ both appeared in the flesh to the boy, Joseph Smith. I know that Joseph Smith was the instrument in restoring the true gospel of Jesus Christ upon the earth. I bear witness of his sacred calling and the duties he carried out in restoring the gospel. The Book of Mormon truly is another testament of the divinity of Jesus Christ. It is true, and has been written for our benefit today. The Book of Mormon is a companion to the Bible, and testifies of the existence of our Redeemer. I am grateful for the atonement of Jesus; his suffering on my behalf, and allowing me to repent, receive forgiveness, and ultimately be able to return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again someday. I am grateful for the Holy Priesthood that has been restored to the earth, and for the blessings it affords me. I bear witness that a true prophet is on the earth today, and speaks the will of God for all the people who live on the earth at this time. Our Father in Heaven desires for all of His children to be happy and experience true joy, and he has made this possible by living by the commandments He has established.

How I live my faith

I try to keep the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ, in the forefront of my thoughts and actions on a daily basis. It is reflected in my interactions with family members, friends, colleagues, and strangers. I try to live my life with gratitude, and pray several times a day. I gain inspiration and direction from reading the scriptures. I currently serve the members in my ward as Sunday School president. One of my primary purposes is to help all students in the Sunday School program to gain an understanding of gospel principles and facilitate, through teaching and feeling the Holy Ghost, to develop a deeper relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I also have stewardship over some families who are members of the ward. I visit them on a monthly basis, offering a gospel thought or message, and listening and being attentive to their needs. I try to be a genuine friend to them, and work to convey my love and appreciation for them.