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Hi I'm Paul Crawford

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints...My greatest blessing! We invite you to come closer unto Christ

About Me

My wife Cathy and I have14 grandchildren now. We both were married before and feel it is a miracle that we were fortunate enough to discover each other and share a life in harmony with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We celebrated our 11th Anniversary on 11-11-11 in Hawaii where we were married! We are best friends and do everything together...shop, exercise, watch ice hockey, and serve in the Church too. Cathy is from Ohio and I am from California. We love to read, watch movies and love our favorite restaurants. We both love to travel when we can...our favorite place to go is the island of Kauai!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but was not as involved in the church until after I joined the US Navy. I was close with other Mormon friends in the military, but I discovered my own testimony when I sought to really know for myself if the church was what it claimed to be. I read The Book of Mormon completely through for the first time in 1972, I recognized immediately that the young man, Joseph Smith, could never have written this book, that it was translated by the gift and power of God from the ancient plates he received and contained the fulness of the gospel. I have since read the Book of Mormon many times. Each day I do so I feel again the power of this record and testify that it is true and has been written for our day, as Another Testimony of Jesus Christ. We invite you to also read the Book of Mormon and discover this for yourself.

How I live my faith

Over the years we have accepted many opportunities to serve in our local congregation. For example as members, we are often asked to give a talk in our public meetings, or to teach a class to youth or adults. Both men and women serve as leaders in our local congregations. We volunteer our time and grow because of the challenges these opportunities provide. Each month we visit other members in their homes. These things bless our lives in the service we provide as much as it does for those we lovingly serve! Serving others is how we follow Our Savior's Example...and become more like He is!

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Paul Crawford
When we die we return to our heavenly home where we lived as spirit children of a loving Heavenly Father. We are greeted by family members and friends and enjoy the same sociality there as we do here. The scriptures teach that that same spirit which we have chosen to follow in mortal life will continue with us when we pass on. This emphasizes the importance to me of our choices in mortal life. Heavenly Father's Plan for Happiness is that we might chose to keep His commandments now and discover happiness and peace now in mortality as well as eternal life in the world to come. Who we are and who we become is a direct result of the things we choose daily for our lives. Free choice is a gift from God...but the consequences of these choices follow us. We reap what we sow. God so loved His children that He sent His Son, that those who chose to believe in Jesus Christ might follow His example and become like He is. In this process we have joy and peace in this life and assurance in the life to come. By obedience to the principles and ordinances of the gospel we are assured safety and power and may be sealed to enjoy all the blessings of Eternal Life with our obedient loved ones. It is all possible through the life and sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ. We testify that this is true. Will you take the time to discover this too for yourself? This website can answer many questions...and our Full-time Missionaries can share this with you and your family. Will you contact them? Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Paul Crawford
Jesus Christ is central to my faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Because of Him I can be forgiven for my sins and imperfections and discover peace in this life and secure hope in the life to come. He has made it possible for us to return to our Heavenly Father. As I learn and exercise my faith in Jesus Christ I see my weaknesses become strengths. He endured incomprehensible suffering for each of us by voluntarily taking upon himself not only the sins of all of Heavenly Father's Children, but also the pains and sorrows and our infirmities too. He is the living Savior for you and I. This is made possible only because of His Grace and Mercy... In the Book of Mormon we read: Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah...inasmuch as he shall make intercession for all the children of men; and they that believe in him shall be saved. 2 Nephi 2:7,8 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind...And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. Alma 7:11-12 Show more Show less