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Hi I'm Craig

I was born and raised in a small town in Montana. I work as a software engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy working with computers, both as a vocation and as a hobby. When I'm not doing that, I'm content to at home with my wife and our dog. I don't have a lot of interest in sports, unless I know someone who is participating, though I do put about 800 miles on my bicycle each year. I love to read and am particularly interested in history. In the last few years I have been working on my own genealogy, which makes the past all the more interesting.

Why I am a Mormon

As everyone knows, we live in a world that is changing at an ever increasing rate. This affects not only people, but ideals and institutions as well. One of the things that brought me back to the church is that it stands like a rock in the midst of these shifting seas. I had been active in church as a child, but had drifted away in my teens and through young adulthood. As I pondered on the state of the world and where I was going in my life, I decided to return to activity in the church, to something familiar and stable. I have been blessed ever since. I have gained, most importantly, a firm testimony of Our Heavenly Father and Our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that They live, that They love us, and that They hear and answer our prayers. This knowledge brings peace to my life and provides direction for it. It also brings great comfort to know Our Heavenly Father's plan, specifically where we come from, why we're here, and where we are going. Being active in the church doesn't insulate us from trials, but I know that we have help and hope to get through them.

How I live my faith

Along with the spiritual blessings, one of the many practical blessings of the church is being a member of a ward family. I love mine! Each of us has the opportunity to serve one another in many different capacities. I currently help with the administration of our ward, teach a class once a month to some of the other men within it, and participate in the choir. One of the great blessings of service is the opportunity to gain and strengthen friendships. With that help, as well as the support of my family, I have been able to learn much and do many things that I never thought I could. Through the examples around me, my wife, my own family, my ward family and others, I gain a glimpse of the Savior of us all. This gives me an increased desire to be more like them and to do my part for others to help all of us draw closer to Him.