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Hi I'm Craig Irving

I am Scottish, I love learning Chinese, I love my dog and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am grateful I have grown up in my beloved homeland of Scotland. I got back a few months ago from serving a mission for the church in the south of England. I am about to embark into full time education and I hope to learn Chinese Mandarin at University. I work at a saw mill during the week but spend most weekends visiting my friends who are often scattered throughout the country. My favourite thing to do is take my dog a walk. My dog, Harvey is my best mate. I don't feel like people really know me until they've met my dog..

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was a young child. As I was growing up I faced many challenges as everyone does. While I have felt many things around me shift and change, one thing has always remained constant, and that is my feeling that God exists and He is my Father. I have always seen consistent, amazingly peaceful, and positive influences in my life as I have acted on that belief. It is a truth that I was taught as a result of coming in contact with the church along with other members of my family and it has richly blessed my life. For example, when I feel discouraged I can remember that I am a son of God and there is a grand purpose to my life and God will help me to fulfill my potential. With my belief that God exists and he hears and answers prayers I have prayed to know if this church is true and I have received many strong impressions and answers that are very personal and difficult to describe but have confirmed to me that this is Jesus Christ's church and that he loves me. I am so grateful for how this knowledge has impacted my life!

How I live my faith

For me I try to live my faith on a day to day basis. I try to make sure I pray every day and read my scriptures so that I can have a close relationship with Heavenly Father. Even just these two simple things in my life have had such a huge impact on how I feel and the decisions I have made. When I do them enthusiastically I can feel a huge amount of guidance and motivation in my life towards good. I try to find simple ways to make good decisions each day and although I am no where near perfect, I feel a great peace when I do something I know has helped someone or has allowed me to remain clean physically and spiritually.