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Hi I'm Craig

I'm a college student, son of a retired U.S. Army soldier, an iOS developer, and I love mountain biking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a college student studying Computer Information Technology IT. I enjoy web development, iPhone app development, and Cisco networking. I am a big tech fan. I love following tech reviewers TechnoBuffalo being my favorite to learn about the our future involving technology. I also love mountain biking, racquetball, football, volleyball, and other outdoor sports.

Why I am a Mormon

 One of my favorite scriptures from the Book of Mormon explains why I am a Mormon the best 2 Nephi 227 It is an ancient Prophet speaking to his oldest son, Jacob. He says, "Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself." Even though I don't know everything there is to know about the eternal gospel and God's plan for us, his children, ------I do know that when I do my best to keep the commandments/standards of this church, I feel peace in my heart, home, and family that cannot be explained or duplicated in any way. Like it says in the scripture above, it keeps my family and I safe from the consequences and sadness associated with sin and free to continually progress in this life and in the next.

How I live my faith

 My most recent responsibility in the church was teaching 3-4 year olds with my wife on Sundays. While their parents attend other classes, we have fun, creative, and engaging lessons to help these children understand the importance of being honest, obedient, respectful of others, etc. I have also served a 2 year mission for the church in the Philippines speaking the Tagalog language. I worked and saved the money that I needed so I could release my parents from the financial burden of supporting me while I was gone. I learned a lot about myself and the people I served during my time there. I have a deep respect and love for the Filipino culture and people.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Craig
The only way someone can truly know for themselves is to sincerely try living the principles and doctrines taught. Before and during your attempt to live the teachings of this church, pray regularly to our Heavenly Father and ask Him for yourself if you are doing the right thing and whether or not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know that He will answer your sincere prayers as long as it is coupled with a sincere effort in reading, studying, pondering, and living the principles you're asking about. Show more Show less