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Hi I'm Craig

My wife and I are retired. We have 4 children and 15 grandchildren. We are Mormons.

About Me

I joined the church when I was 18 years old. My wife has been LDS all her life as her family joined the church shortly after it was restored. Although I am the only member of the church in my parent's family, I did have loving parents who always wanted what was best for us, and they willingly sacrificed so we would have whatever they could provide. We were genuinely loved. I retired in 1976 and my last assignment was for 2 1/2 years living in Nigeria. My wife and I found Nigeria a challenging but interesting location and we are glad we had the chance to live there. Most of our time is spent traveling to special events of our children and grandchildren or on our current church responsibilities. All of our children are active in the church. Our grandchildren range in age from 10 months to 22 years. We really feel blessed with each and every one of them. My wife and I served a mission to England a few years ago. We love England and especially the people we got to know while there. It was an experience we will cherish forever.

Why I am a Mormon

Many years ago when I was baptized into the church, a lot of my motivation was based on my infatuation with my wife (we had not yet married). But after baptism, as I have studied and prayed about what I have learned, I have come to know that this is THE gospel of Jesus Christ. As I have studied and served, my testimony continues to grow. The more I learn, the more I seem to comprehend how everything we see, good and bad, can be related to the creation, design, and purpose of this world. I continue to see in my life, and in the lives of my family, evidence that their is a Heavenly Father who knows and loves each one of us, and He is willing to provide for us, even if we may be weak.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned, we served a mission to England. I felt serving a mission was a very small token of my appreciation to Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, for all the blessings, protection, and love they have shown me and my family. However, I found that when you serve, you always seem to be the one who receives the most blessings. That was so true in our case that my wife and I are about to serve another mission. We are excited and can't wait to see what this mission holds for us. We find that daily prayer is such a comfort and help to us. We pray for our family, friends, governmental leaders, and of course, the leadership of our church. We also serve in our local congregation whenever we are asked. We currently teach 10 and 11 year old children in the Primary. This is another case of trying to serve to bless others, but feeling like we get the greatest blessing from the experience.