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Hi I'm Craig

I love Mt. Biking, Volleyball, Jesus and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the simple things in life. Looking at the little things the lord has done for me and being filled with gratitude have really helped me to keep a positive attitude. I love to smile I think there is a lot out there to be happy about, each day is as good as you want to make it. I am an outdoor nut. I like doing anything that takes me outside: Mt. Biking, paintball, swimming, beach volleyball, camping, even mowing the lawn! Being out in nature helps me stay collected.

Why I am a Mormon

I am am member of the church because I have seen how a relationship with Christ has helped me to make more of myself then I ever could otherwise. I haven't always had a good relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior, having that makes each day better. The grass seems greener and the sun shines brighter! I feel a peace and a calm in life that is better than anything I had before. I use to do a lot of things to try to find peace in life but nothing seemed to fill the holes I felt in my heart. I think some things masked it for a time but nothing ever filled it entirely or for too long. I am a Mormon because it makes sense it helps me to have faith in God enough to follow the example of the savior and to really see the blessings flow. I am a firm believer that God works by power according to my faith, and nothing else I have tried in my life has built my faith as much as this gospel. I feel more and more of Gods power each day as I take the promises that I have made with him seriously. I have found peace that comes from accessing the full power of Christ's sacrifice and it drives me to do and be better, and moves me to share what I know with others. I know stronger and stronger each day that Christ is my savior and that is all that really matters! Understanding that has changed me, the very core of who I am, into something better, its amazing!

How I live my faith

I focus in a lot on those promises that God has made to us and try to learn how I can better hold up my end of what he has asked me to do. I know there is a real power in covenants (promises with and from God). I have really learned in my life there is a big difference from just being in church sitting in a pew and actually being active in church. For me an active commitment to the gospel is what is important. I try to do what I can to do what the savior would do "I am trying to be like Jesus." I know that I fall short every day of that. That is why I am so grateful for the opportunity to find complete peace and healing at the feet of the savior, he is there and he loves us! Right now I have packed up my bags and left home for nearly two years serving a full time mission. It has been amazing to work my hardest and to see the change that a strengthened relationship with Christ can bring to people. It has been my privilege to participate in people's conversion and to share my testimony with others and see them, as they act, form a relationship with God and see an increase of blessings come into their lives. It is the spirit that really converts people and I know a testimony of truth creates a climate where he can be present to do his job.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Craig
Because they are a gift from God, he blessed us with he opportunity to come to earth to learn and grow through experience. For me if I didn't take care of myself I would be showing disrespect to God. I love being able to have the capacity to get out and go do. To work hard and play hard, what a blessing it is to do something that pushes you to the limits and to succeed in the end. To make the most of my time here on earth I need to take care of the vehicle that will help me get to places where I want to be. We refer to our bodies as temple because they house the spirit of God and if I want to feel my Heavenly Father's love and if I want him to be able to communicate with me openly (which I definitely want) I need to keep myself clean so I can have that open relationship. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Craig
Oh yes! We are as about as Christian as you get! Christ is at the very heart and the center of all that we do. He is the only way we can really find peace in this life. He is the only way back to the Father. He is the only way we can make real lasting changes. It is through him that we are able to do hard things and really like Paul said that we can do all things everything in our life should be focused on Faith in Christ, a sure hope in his Sacrifice for us, and to do what we need to do to have the love of Christ in our heart for all the people that come into our lives. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Craig
Man it's a trip! I love being a Mormon. There really is nothing out there that gives you more of a sense of self worth, peace and purpose! It just is a way of life for me now, where I try to do all that I can do to involve my Heavenly Father into every aspect of my life. From the big things like college and work, down to the nitty-gritty details of what sort of media and what kind of friends are conducive to a Christ like life style. Being Mormon has promoted in my own life a desire for a daily personal conversion to God. I try to do that through a lot of prayer, I went a long time without praying, and now seeing what it has done for me I would never throw away that relationship. I like how the church encourages us to go to God for answers, that's what lasts in then long run. When you get an answer from our Heavenly Father that is such a powerful thing! Show more Show less