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Hi I'm Craig H. Campbell

I like visiting historical sites, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I answer to about anything, but when I write my name, I usually write the middle initial as it stands for Hyle a family name on my mother's side. I am a consultant for a major firm that does work world wide for national governments. I am currently working on the U.S. Army's chemical agent disposal program, doing public outreach. My wife and I have five children one perfect one--she died when she was just six months old and is waiting for us on the other side which gives us added incentive to do our best and try to be more like the Savior--and four adult children that are, like their mom and me, works in progress. I love to read, write humorous short stories, wood burn, wood carve and spend time with my three grandchildren. I also love spending Friday evenings serving in the temple with my lovely wife. I love to go fishing, but haven't had time to go in years, but maybe when and if I ever retire. But I always find time to be amazed at the beauty of God's creations that I see everyday in the world around me. Even though he is slightly taller than I am I hate to admit that, I also love playing a little one-on-one basketball with my son. I am unique in that both of my parents were only children so I have no aunts or uncles until I got married, around our house family reunions were called breakfast and dinner. I was pleasantly shocked when the summer after our wedding, I got to attend three large family reunions from my wife's side of the family. I hadn't realized that family groups could be so extended. I forgot to mention that my son and I love Gaelic music--the Irish Tenors, Celtic Thunder, High Kings, John McDermott--and can often be heard singing, loudly and boisterously and with a little luck on tune, throughout the house and the neighborhood, when the windows are open. Being an honest person, I also have to add that I love puns, and too often, "pun"nish people mercilessly.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom was Christian Scientist and my Dad was Methodist, and they alternated Sundays at their respective churches which had my older brother and sister a little confused. Both my parents also had questions particularly about family relationships after this life that neither of their faiths had answers for. The Mormon missionaries tracted my parents out--knocked on their door--and the rest is history, as they were able to provide the answers to my parents' questions. I was the first in my family born in the Mormon Church and my earliest memories are of my parents telling me scripture stories and singing church hyms to me. But that is not why I am Mormon. I am Mormon because after having been raised in the Church, I gained my own testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and of the restoration of the Gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Through personal prayer with my loving Heavenly Father, I gained a witness that this is the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter-Days, restored after the apostles and prophets in His church--he organized during his life on earth--were put to death and the world fell into apostacy. I am a Mormon because it is true, and because I want to return and live with my Heavenly Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, and with my family through the eternities.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect--a fact to which my wife and children can readily attest--but I strive each day to become more Christ-like. I work to be obedient to the commandments and to my covenants with Heavenly Father so that I can more readily serve my family and my fellowmen. I want to reflect the light of Christ in my countenance. I serve in the Mormon Church where called. I have been blessed to be a teacher, a secretary, a home teacher and to serve in a variety of other callings and assignments, working with many different but wonderful members and we all serve at our own time and expense. There is no paid ministry in our church. I pay a tithe--10 percent--of my income to advance the Lord's kingdom here on earth. And I served a two-year mission at my own expense where I learned better how to serve and love others as I bore witness of the Savior, His gospel and His church. I currently drive approximately 11,000 miles a year serving in our Stake--think of a diocese, or several church units in a larger geographical area. And I love getting to know the various members. I like to leave people better than when I met them. And I am happy nearly all the time. I believe that that is because as the children's song goes, "I'm trying to be like Jesus..."

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Craig H. Campbell
The Holy Bible is the word of God, it is holy scripture and is not for man's interpretation. Living it's principles can help a person or family find peace and happiness in this life as they come to know the Savior. The Book of Mormon does not replace the Holy Bible or take away from it. Rather it is a second witness or testament of the Gospel or good news. It goes hand-in-hand with the Holy Bible, testfying that Jesus is the Christ, the literal Son of God, the Savior of mankind, our Lord, our Redeemer and Friend. Sometimes the Holy Bible may seem hard to understand, but with prayer and the Lord's blessing, we can learn its truths and apply them in our life.  Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Craig H. Campbell
The best way I know to get to know a person is to study them, where they lived, what they did, and what they taught and believed. We don't have much information on those items for Heavenly Father, but His Son, Jesus Christ said that He only did what He had seen the Father do. Thus, if we study the life of the Savior, where He lived, what He did and what He taught. We can come to know the Father through the Son. Which is what the Savior taught. Also, the best way to know someone is to live by their teachings, to live as they lived. When I strive to live like the Savior, I come to know and understand Him and our Heavenly Father to a greater degree.  Show more Show less