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Hi I'm Craig

I'm a Volunteer, Explorer, Anthropologist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to volunteer in community and have found a lot of joy working with the Special Olympics program where I can work and play with others and see that we are all more similar than different. I love to travel and explore the world around me. I love eating great and unique food from all over the world. I have so much fun seeing new places with my friends and making new friends along the way. I am studying anthropology and have developed a great appreciation for the value in each culture and the patchwork we make up as a global family. Again I've noticed the similarities in being children of our Heavenly Father. I'm always asking questions and I love sharing my discoveries with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because that's where I find the happiness I search for in life. I've grown up my entire life in the church but life has given me a lot of pain and I had to really discover for myself what I believed and where I could find happiness. I've spent a lot of time reflecting on my place in the world and my relationship with my earthly family and my Father in Heaven. Time and again, the answer to happiness and solidarity has been by membership in the Church and faith in the Lord.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my fellow men. I'm an only child but I've taken comfort in the family relationships my friends have provided me. Serving others allows me to grow as I share my talents with others.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No, Mormons are taught to love and respect people of all religions. Mormons lend help across the world and in our own backyard to anyone in need. This year many helped serve those in Japan that were left homeless and alone after the earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation. I was personally able to go with my church group and help clean up in Tuscaloosa, AL after a series of intense tornados hit the city. None of the people we helped were members in the Church but their lives were ripped apart and the task was monumental, even with all of us working together. The destruction and loss was overwhelming but together we were able to accomplish a lot of work in just three short days. Show more Show less