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Hi I'm Craig

I live in Utah, play baseball, and love sports. I have raised two Guide Dogs for the Blind, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from high school, and currently spend most of my time working at the local cemetery, studying and learning about the life of Jesus Christ, hanging out with my friends/family, and playing sports. I like to play basketball, baseball, football, street hockey, badminton, tennis and soccer. Despite my activity in all of these sports, baseball is my one true love, and I played it all of the way throughout high school. As a sophomore my high school team won the 5A state championship, and as a junior and senior I was a starting varsity pitcher. I plan on attending Brigham Young University after serving a two year LDS mission in Brazil, and ultimately plan on entering the medical field after obtaining a bachelors degree at BYU.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church and have been a Mormon ever since I can remember. So as I was growing up, the question often arose: Why? Why devote so much time to this church? Even though I was a Mormon, I still had to find out if the gospel and doctrines it taught were true. With faith, I read the Book of Mormon and prayed, asking God if it was in fact true. Each time that I did so, I could feel the small and simple influence of the Holy Ghost telling me that it was true. It was these multiple small experiences with the Holy Ghost that built the foundation of my testimony of this church. In addition to these experiences, there have been a few times in my life that I have felt an overwhelming manifestation of the Holy Ghost testifying of God's love for me. That we are in fact His children. These witnesses could not be denied, and have built upon my testimony of God, Jesus Christ, and this gospel into a sure knowledge that He lives, and Jesus Christ suffered for our sins so that we can be forgiven, made clean and receive exaltation. This knowledge of a redemption, and knowledge of a restored gospel, Christ's restored gospel, is why I am a Mormon. For it is such a knowledge that brings me true joy and happiness; a purpose and direction in this life. I testify that God lives, and loves us infinitely, and because of this love, He provided us with a Savior, even Jesus Christ, so that we can make it back to Him someday. In addition to this, He has provided the fullness of His gospel to guide us through life, back to Him. I know this to be true, and this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My religion is focused around the teachings of Jesus Christ and the family. These teachings, though, without actions are just words. I live my faith by example and deed. By doing so I can feel closer to Jesus Christ and can bring others to a greater knowledge of our Savior. The Church has influenced how I live and act in many ways: It has introduced me into the scouting program where I earned my Eagle scout award by assembling emergency classroom kits for a local elementary school. I have served as the president of the Church's young men's group and have learned how to be a leader to and communicate with kids my own age. The Church has also influenced me on a spiritual level. I have learned how to stand up for what I believe in, uphold my standards, and am ever learning on how to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.