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Hi I'm Craig Burnham

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Mesa Arizona and move to Gilbert Az when I was 13. I have lived here every sinse.

About Me

I have lived in Arizona my whole life. My father ran a dump truck and backhoe business for as long as I can remember. As a teenager I would do farm work for others for income. Mostly what I did was cut, rake, and bail hay for others. At the age of 19 I served a mission in West Virginia for 2 years which ended up being the best 2 years of my life up to that point. I married Tammi in 1988 and we now have 6 kids. A 22 year old son, 20 year old daughter, 18 year old son, 15 year old son, and a 12 and 8 year old daughters. They are the joy of my life. I ended up working in the same business as my father until he retired and now I am on my own. Our family loves to go to the lake water skiing during the summer and to the sand dunes in Yuma during the winter. My 2 oldest kids are married and both live in Mesa with their spouse.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents were members of the church so I was brought up being taught about the LDS faith my whole life, When I decided to go on a mission I knew that I could not tell others that I knew it was true uless I knew for myself instead of leaning on my parents belief. I will always remember after reading the Book of Mormon from cover to cover for the first time. As I knealt down and asked my father in Heaven if the book was true I had such a powerful feelling come over me that I knew it was true. Since that day 26 years ago that feeling has grown stronger and stronger. It is now a way of life and not just a mere belief.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with many opportunities to serve others with callings in the Church, For the first 10 years of my married life I was able to work with the Youth. A lot of that time I served as Scout Master 2 different times. The Month I turned 38 I was called to be a Bishop of a new Ward they were going to create. That was a jaw dropper for both my wife and myself. I served there for 5.5 years. Then shortly after that I was called to serve as 1st counslor in the Stake Presidency. Another jaw dropper. I will forever be grateful for the blessings that have come my way as I have tried to do what the Lord wants me to do. There is nothing more important to me then my family and my Faith. Many people think that being a Mormon means that you are not able to have fun but people that know me know that is not true. As a family we have loads of fun.