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Hi I'm Craig

I'm a Mormon. I am 26 years old. I attend school in Idaho. I love sports, movies, music, and watching wrestling.

About Me

I am from Nebraska; both of my parents are members of the church and my mom has been a convert for the last 26 years of her life (which is the same age as me). I do have many members of family, a few of them are members but are not currently active but I still love them no matter what and am always praying for them. As it said in my intro I am currently attending school up in Idaho, my major is communications and my focus is sports anchoring. My dream job would be working at ESPN affiliate radio station doing sports talk. I also belong to a music fraternity called Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. I do love sports especially college sports, music my favorite kind is rock'n roll, I love movies really any kind, and I am huge pro wrestling fan, the WWE kind.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a member of this church is because I know it’s true. I know this because I stop living on a borrowed testimony and got down on my hands and knees and prayed about it. I discovered my testimony while I was on my mission in the great state of Louisiana. I arrived in the city of New Orleans 8 months after Hurricane Katrina and the devastation was still visible. My heart melted and I began to my best to try to relate to these people; which took some time but now Louisiana is one my favorite places. I learned a great deal about myself, by teaching the people of Louisiana the restored gospel and those that accepted its message I saw the changes that came into their lives. As I watch these people accept their new life on their own free will, my life started to change with them. I became more in tune with the spirit of the Lord and knew that God was the Father, Jesus was his only Begotten Son in the flesh and that the Holy Ghost truly was a comforter and teacher. I have learned even a great deal more about my faith since returning home from my mission. Since coming home from my mission I understand why I must stay away from many things that Satan and this world tries to tell me are good. So as I said before I am a Mormon because I was born in the faith and because I choose to remain in the faith because I have my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know this church is true with all my heart, might, mind, and strength and I will never deny it.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? This is a great question; I live my faith by first never being ashamed of who I am. I have no problem walking into a building where a BYU shirt or something that has to do with my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another way I live my faith is by acting how members of the church should act and also by reminding people the correct term for our faith is Latter-day Saint or LDS for short not the Mormons. I also have a saying that I live by I am your friend first and the Mormon second. Now that doesn't mean that I put my faith behind or second to anything. If I feel something is not in up to standards then I will not participate. But that doesn't mean I will condemn or put someone else down. The one thing I never want to hear people say is, Oh no hear comes that Mormon kid again to preach to us or invite us to church. I want to people to say Hey here comes Craig, he's a really cool guy, a true friend, and oh I almost forgot he's a Mormon. That's how I live my life or at least try to. I do have many friends that are not LDS so I know I am constantly being watch. A story comes to mind; I attend a small school out in the middle of Nebraska and was talking to a kid that lived in my dorm. We were talking after a fraternity meeting and I was saying how bad I felt because a kid always got picked on because he was Jewish. I said I feel like I should get some jokes thrown at me. The kid then looks at me and says you are one of the coolest Mormons that I have ever met. When I ask him what made him say that, he told because every Mormon he ever met, he couldn't stand because they were always to pushy with their beliefs. And the whole time that I've gotten to know you, you've never tried to it once. It was a testament to me that I can still be a missionary even if I'm not preaching the gospel, just by living by the commandments and obeying all of God’s commandments then the Lord will bless me.