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Hi I'm Craig Roberts

I was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. I love playing sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing soccer at recess during my elementary school years. From those years of playing soccer and club t-ball as a child, i've grown a love for staying active through sports of all kinds. Along with soccer in elementary school, I learned to play the cello and alto saxophone. As i've grown, I realize I love music more and more everyday. Music was a common factor in my family of four sisters and three brothers. They all have played an instrument at some point in their lives. I love being around my brothers and sisters. My family is the most important thing to me in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the church. They separated when I was between the ages of 10 and 12. My mother left the church and my father became an in-active member. After my parents' separation, I was living with different family members for a period of time. Because of all the moving I didn't have a stable teenage life. I never really had a good group of friends outside of the church and their influences had led me down paths that never will bring true happiness. I had lost the Holy Ghost and was spiritually "dead." After having moved a few times, I settled in with my oldest sister and her family. I was given a clean slate; I was in a new area with a new school and church congregation. No one knew who I was. As I changed my lifestyle in a stable home I felt the influence of the Holy Ghost more in my life. I learned more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and my testimony was strengthened. When I reached 18 years of age, I prepared to serve a two-year full time mission for the church. When I reached 19 years I was called to serve a mission in New Jersey. While in New Jersey I had experiences that tested my faith and strength of my testimony of the Gospel. I needed to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it's doctrines were true. If it wasn't, I would have given up during my service and gone home early. As I prayed to know if this was the true church I received my answers through an increase of faith that what I was experiencing was to help me understand God and Jesus Christ better and Their love for me! I was able to overcome the challenges and use them to help me become a better person. I know God, our Heavenly Father, has a plan for every single person on earth. We are given challenges so we recognize that God and Jesus Christ still live today, that They love us. They guide Their church today through a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church restored on earth once again today!

How I live my faith

In the church there are several programs for children ages three to 11 and the youth ages 12-18 and the adults. While I was a child I earned what is called the "Faith in God" award. Later as a teenager, I earned what is called the "Duty to God" award. Also the young men are involved in scouting and work to earn their "Eagle Scout" award. In order to do so they have to start, carry out and finish a project that helps some kind of organization in the community in one way or another. I earned my Eagle Scout award. I collected toiletry items for a non-profit organization that cares for needy children as my project. Later I was asked to teach a group of children between the ages of ten and 11. After a few months of teaching the children I was called to serve a mission in New Jersey. I have returned from New Jersey and continue to study the scriptures, pray daily and attend my church meetings every Sunday. I also teach a Sunday School class for the youth between the ages of 14 and 15 every Sunday.