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Hi I'm Craig Holmes

My name is Craig Holmes, I love seeking The Next Adventure! And I am a Mormon!

About Me

I love to be outside! Anything from sports to laying out in a hammock! I love each and every season, Because they all have so much to offer. I’m a Swimmer, Water Polo player, Snowboarder, Backpacker, Rock Climber, Adventure seeking, ukelele playing enthusiast. Slurpees from 7-11 are the greatest thing ever! I have been a member of the church my whole life, and I am currently serving a mission in the Iowa, Des Moines Mission! After my mission my plans are to go home, become a loving and faithful husband to a sweet awesome Daughter of God! As well as achieve the status of "Coolest Dad in the World"! Also, go back to school to become a Chiropractor!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has truly been a blessing to me in my life! But as a life long member, I really never had that personal testimony of my own growing up. There comes a point in everyone’s life, wither you be a member or non-member, that you must come to know for yourself whether or not the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth in is perfect frame. Once you come to an understanding of who you truly are as a Son or Daughter of God, knowing that you have a loving Heavenly Father who wants the best for you, answers to life's questions will become clear. Questions such as. Where did I come from? Why am I here? And Where am I going? Will all make sense, once you come to a true understanding of who your Heavenly Father is and what your relationship is with him. I’m happy to say that I do have a testimony of this Gospel! I know that Jesus Christ and the Atonement he preformed is real, and that through him we all can be forgiven of our sins, and not only forgiven but strengthened each and every day! The Plan Of Salvation has brought much peace to my life. I have began to understand that the question of Why? To everything is because of Love! I love the Book of Mormon, and how personal it can be. I can remember as a youth reading the Book of Mormon, and trying to keep a nightly reading schedule. As High School continued I became more and more busy, and my reading started to slack. I can remember the night I heard that a dear family friend passed away, leaving behind a young family. Looking for direction and answers, I opened up the Book of Mormon to the last spot I had left off at. This was 2 Nephi Chapter 2! This Chapter alone answered all the questions I had that night! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, and as we live by the simple truths, such as going to Church, Praying, and Reading the Scriptures, we can find true and everlasting happiness! To put is very simply, I am a Mormon, because it brings me great joy!

How I live my faith

I strive to live everyday of my life the way the savior would if he were here. The phrase "What would Jesus Do?" says much more than, that of what people give it credit for. I recognize that my example goes far beyond what I can see. Because of this I try to live my life in a way that is positive and enthusiastic. I served a two year Mission in the Greatest Mission on earth to the wonderful people of the Iowa Des Moines Mission! Those two years have changed my life! To all those who are thinking of serving a mission...GO! Serving 18 months to 2 years will be the best thing you can do for your life!