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Hi I'm Craig

I'm from Melbourne Australia, I love my faith, my family, my footy, my food and my fitness... and you guessed it... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are parents of four great kids. I am small business man in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I enjoy all the challenges of building a business. Watching my dad run a small business probably helped give me more confidence to go out on my own myself. The older I get the better I understand how important it is to stay positive in life for more happiness and wellbeing. I play basketball and swim to help make physical fitness fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I came home from high school one day and Mum said the Mormons had been and would be back tonight. I'd never heard the word 'Mormon' and had no idea what to expect. In the weeks that followed, two young American guys with short hair, suits and name badges visited and explained the Mormon version of the gospel of Jesus Christ to my parents, brothers and I. Over a few weeks, each of us decided to be baptised. We were impressed by the sacrifice of the missionaries, the warmth of the people at church and feelings we had about what was taught. In just a few short years my brothers and I had served missions ourselves in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. This is where we really established our faith in God and His love for us. I'm a Mormon today because living the doctrines and practicing the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just makes me happier every time. As I study the life of Christ I learn the most important things in life: patience, kindness, humility, forgiveness and charity.

How I live my faith

I love weaving the gospel of Jesus Christ into all that I do. It grounds me and gives me a peaceful perspective on life. It helps me to be a better person, husband, father, son, brother, and friend. The gospel makes the good times better and the tough times manageable. I try to live by example. You know; we'd rather see a sermon than hear one. Christ is the ultimate examplar, and I have observed many other great examples among family and friends. I try to have the wisdom to follow in their footsteps. Living my faith takes practise, patience, courage, consistency and a healthy dose of humour. Our family share lots of laughs, hugs and tears. Monday night is family night which means we pray, eat, talk an play together at least on that night no matter what. Everyone gets an opportunity for voluntary service at church. It's a great community. This year I am teaching the 11 year olds. We are discovering our faith in God, Christ, the Holy Ghost, prayer scripture and each other. It's exciting, it's fun and it's real!