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Hi I'm Craig Northrup

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Electronics Engineer, marrried, and a father of 6 children. I enjoy hiking and astronomy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who introduced me to the faith. I gained my own testimony by reading, prayer, and living the principles of the gospel. I gain peace in my life through living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that he is my Savior and Redeemer.

How I live my faith

I serve the members of my community though leadership in my local congregation. I help others find happiness by becoming more faithful followers of Jesus Christ. I provide support to other church leaders in this capacity.

What is the priesthood?

Craig Northrup
Priesthood is the power to help others come to Christ though performing the ordinance essential for salvation, such as baptism. Priesthood is the authority given from God to perform His work in the world. We receive this authority though His prophets. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Craig Northrup
We believe that families are the source of happiness in life, and the basis of a stable society. The family was instituted by God as the best way of helping one another to experience joy in life. The family is where we learn to love and serve one another. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Craig Northrup
Faith is belief in a principle which motivates a person to act. For example, faith in the idea that all mankind are the children of God motivates us to treat others with kindness and respect. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Craig Northrup
The Book of Mormon is a record of God's dealings with people on the American continent. It provides an independant witness that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. The book provides evidence that God loves all the people in the world. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Craig Northrup
We want to share the joy we have found though living the principles of the restored gospel. We invite all to come unto Christ and be perfected in Him. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Craig Northrup
Life is a test of character. How will we choose to spend our time and energy? Will we trust God and follow Him when we don't see Him? Life is also a laboratory for learning. We are meant to have a happy life as we choose to live the teachings of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Craig Northrup
Husband and wife are equal partners in the family. They work together to provide for and nurture family members and each other. Caring for each other in a loving way leads to a happy marriage. Show more Show less