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Hi I'm Andrew Craig

I have an awesome wife and the father of six great kids. I'm a Boy Scout leader, computer geek, and love politics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since having a family, my hobbies have been diverted and molded into my families many activities and interests. It gives my wife and I the ability to be close to our children and know them better. I was never big on basketball until my oldest son decided to play. I learned photography lighting when my wife decided to open a photography studio. I didn't know how enjoyable it is to take your daughters to the salon and watch them get their nails done. These are the true joys of being a dad. As a father of six kids with total different personalities, my wife and I are learning how each child responds to the gospel teachings. As the older children became teenagers it was difficult to know what they were doing with their friends. We decided to remain bold, consistant, and loving. They will make mistakes. They will return knowing they are loved both by us and the Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents worked diligently to teach my siblings and I the importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a teenager my mother challenged me to read the Book of Mormon. At the time I was more interested in activities with my friends and there was no time to read scriptures in my life. I accepted my mother's challenge out of respect, but carried out the commitment half heartedly. While reading one night I decided to find out if I was wasting my time. So I knelt down and prayed to my Heavenly Father and told him that I wasn't going to waste my time anymore unless He directed me otherwise. As I finished my "less than humble" prayer I received a prompting to pick up the book and begin reading again. I argued with myself that it was boring, but after the third prompting I sat back on the bed and opened the pages. The words of Nephi begain to sink within my heart and my mind was opened to a clear understanding of the restoration of the gospel. I knew then that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true. I have never doubted it again. My joy that day was so great that I wanted to run up and down my street proclaiming this knowledge to everyone. I knew I would serve a mission. I knew who the Savior was.

How I live my faith

At church I have multiple responsibilities. The one I like the most is working with the Boy Scouts. I am an Eagle Scout myself and feel scouting was a major part of molding the man I am today. I feel it my duty to give back to newer generations. Many of the boys I had in Cub Scouts have gone on to earn Eagle Scout and are husbands and fathers. I am also a financial clerk, trusted with the responsibility to track the church's budget in my area. This includes counting the tithes and fast offerings as found in the Bible. I also work with the Bishop who provides financial help to those in need. The most important thing I can do to live my faith is to teach my children how to live the gospel and be the example the Lord expects me to be. This includes being humble enough to admit when I've been wrong and ask for forgiveness. That's always the tough part.

What is being a Mormon like?

Andrew Craig
Being a Mormon is being happy. The key to happiness is following the Savior's example of love. There's truth to the saying, "You love who you serve." As I find ways to express gratitude towards others and serve them with a kind word, a smile, or helping hand I feel my heart open towards them and desire only the best for them. This makes me happy. It even works with raising teenagers. Show more Show less