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Hi I'm Craig

I'm a materials science student, a father... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and am just getting started pursuing a Materials Science PhD at one of the best programs in the US. I am one of the only students in my department that is married. Even more unusual is that I have a daughter. Our daughter was born at the beginning of my senior year, and is now a year old. She is amazingly adorable and happy! Being able to still do well in school is only possible because of the support my wife gives me in taking care of our daughter. Some of the things that I enjoy include singing, reading, and playing board and card games.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the church, but I choose to continue to participate because I know through the Holy Ghost that this is Christ's church. When I was a freshman in High School I began to read the Book of Mormon by myself in addition to reading with my family. At the end the last prophet promises that when we have read the Book of Mormon, if we will pray about it with faith in Christ, the Holy Ghost will testify to you that it is true. It wasn't until then, seven years after I had been baptized, that I prayed to ask God if the Book of Mormon was true. But I know, through the power of the Holy Ghost, that it is true. I have also felt the Spirit as I have testified of Jesus Christ, and other gospel principles. Recieving revelation from the Holy Ghost is the foundation from my testimony.

How I live my faith

Some of the most notable differences about my lifestyle are that I don't swear, and don't drink alcohol or coffee. I try to read the scriptures every day, pray often, and show kindness to others. My wife and I are new to the area, so we are still getting to know the people in our local congregation. Because this is a volunteer church, we expect to soon be asked to contribute in some way. That might be to teach Sunday School, coordinate service opportunities, to help in the nursery at church, or something else. Whatever we are asked to do we will try our best to do it.