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Hi I'm Craig

I grew up in Idaho. I work at the country's largest power plant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the great state of Idaho, went to college and became an electrical engineer. After a few years of designing airplane avionics, I went to work at a Nuclear Power Plant in Arizona where I am an Instrumentation and Controls Engineer. One of my areas of expertise is refueling equipment, which means I get the privilege of moving irradiated nuclear fuel from place to place. It sounds dangerous, but it's not. I have a beautiful family of 5 children and 5 grandchildren who are spread out all over the country. One of my favorite hobbies is visiting the fam.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a mormon by two very loving and caring parents. My mother was a teacher and we would sit around the kitchen table during dinner and discuss different aspects of the gospel. I developed my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ at a fairly early age through personal study and prayer. When I turned 19 I served a 2 year church mission to Norway. When I first arrived in Norway, I remember thinking how strange the customs of these people were. After serving them for a short time, all feelings of strangeness disappeared which were replaced by feelings of love and admiration. The gospel is the one great link that can bring the whole world together in peace and happiness. That is one of the reasons I chose to serve a mission.

How I live my faith

The mormon church does not have any paid clergy, so we operate the daily affairs of the church ourselves. We have a latter day prophet who leads us similar to the way prophets in the Old Testament led the people in those days. I am currently serving as the bishop (leader) of our congregation. That means that I oversee the spiritual and temporal welfare of approximately 4 to 5 hundred people. I believe that true happiness comes through serving others and I am happy to perform this service. I strive to give the same level of service to my co-workers and community that I give to the members of the church. For instance, this past week, we performed projects where we painted several homes in our community for those who couldn't afford to do it themselves. However, the most important service goes on in our own home. As parents we strive to teach our family the importance of serving and strengthening each other. We use the Savior as the ultimate example and teach our children to emulate him.