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Hi I'm Craig Ivan Haskell

I grew up in Utah, and have been Mormon since age 8. I served in the military for 27 years, and look forward to serving a mission

About Me

I have lived in Utah most of my life, except for a year in Iraq, where I served with the military in 2004. I married my high school sweetheart, and we had four children. She passed in 2011, and I remarried my second sweetheart. She had four children too. All of our children live in Utah, and are married. We are expecting grandchild, number 21 in January. I retired from the Utah Dept. of Transportation, after working there for thirty years. I have since worked in the asphalt sales business, but am mostly retired now. I served 27 years in the Utah Army National Guard, retiring in 2011, at the rank of Command Sergeant Major. I love most sports, and I enjoy camping and hunting, especially with family. I grew up in a Mormon household, but never served a mission when I was younger. I look forward to serving someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon household, and was baptized at age 8. Like most people, I had my ups and downs throughout my life, and had questions about Church principles, from time to time. However, when I finally became intent on finding out the truth of being a Mormon, praying diligently, and reading the Book of Mormon, what I was searching for, was manifested to me, while listening to President Gordon B. HInkley speak at a general Priesthood meeting,, several years ago. That isn't to say, I still don't have times, when I question my faith and purpose, but after something is made known to you, you have to remember it, and go back to those moments. When I do that, I become grounded again, and move forward. I know that when I live the principles of the gospel, my life is easier and more meaningful, because of the purpose that I have.

How I live my faith

I was married to my first wife in the Provo, Utah LDS temple. We had been active for most of our lives. My two sons both served LDS missions. When I married my second wife, we were married civilly, in the Logan, Ut, LDS temple. We are both active and attend church regularly. We both hold positions within our Ward.