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Hi I'm Craig

I have eight grandchildren. I love them all. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being born and raised in Ely, Nevada is somewhat rare. As rare as the oxygen in the air as it sits at an elevation of 6434'. Because of that it gets cold and sometimes very snowy. I remember as a boy waking up to deliver newspapers and the radio reporting the temperature was -27 F. Because of that you learn to appreciate shelter and warm cocoa. The advantages are that even though you live in the desert the high desert can have some pretty beautiful locations. I remember going to Kalamazoo Creek and seeing wild choke cherries and fields of wild honeysuckle. It is indeed a land of extremes. I now live in Utah in sight of Mt Timpanogos and it is a beautiful view when you hike the back of this great mountain and observe the valley below. The view is breathtaking. I work for a software company and am a QA Test Lead and Scrummaster. I test software on mobile devices and Macs. It is fun and challenging work but can get stressful at times. I like to work out at the gym a couple of times a week and keep busy at home, work and in volunteer work. My work allows volunteer for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) for the State of Utah and have been involved in volunteer work for various events. It is fun to teach young people about these opportunities.

Why I am a Mormon

When I look back on my life I can clearly see how the gospel has blessed my life in so many ways. I know I will see my Mother who passed away when I was 19 and my Father who passed away when I was 48 again. I know there is a life after this one and that through the atonement of Christ I can reunite with my loved ones again. I have read the Book of Mormon many times. That great book inspires me continually so I read it almost daily. When I skip a day I really miss reading it. I think my feeling about the gospel is best summed up by a scripture in the Book of Mormon that states: And the great God has had mercy on us, and made these things known unto us that we might not perish; yea, and he has made these things known unto us beforehand, because he loveth our souls as well as he loveth our children; therefore, in his mercy he doth visit us by his angels, that the plan of salvation might be made known unto us as well as unto future generations. Alma 24:14 These people are talking about earthly angels who preached the gospel to them before they left this life so that they and their children might know of the plan of salvation. I testify of the same things. That God loves me and has sent angels from heaven to restore the gospel and angels from earth to teach these principles to me personally so my soul and my children might not perish but have everlasting life. I testify Thomas S Monson is a prophet of God. His latest address on choices is such a warning to the world. I know that based on the choices we make in this life we demonstrate our love and dedication to the Savior. I know that when I make choices in harmony with the teachings of the Lords servants I am greatly blessed with health, happiness, and many other spiritual and physical blessings. I believe in Christ's atonement and know it is for me as he suffered personally for me. I love him and this Church and so testify in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

My faith is very important to me. For example, today I volunteered to go to a camp owned by the Church and spent the morning with other members improving a road in the camp. There were many men there to widen and clean up the road and lay down fresh gravel so those who come can pass safely on the road. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is after all a mostly volunteer organization. Service is essential to the Church. Jesus himself spent a life of service to others. It is through selfless service that the work of the Church rolls forward. When I was 19 I served a mission in Argentina. It was a wonderful experience to share my testimony of the Christ's Church restored in these the latter days. Today i am a mission leader in my Ward which means I work with members and non-members to help them learn more about the Mormons. I love the opportunity I have to meet with people and accompany full time missionaries to let then know of my faith and testimony of gospel principles. I get to talk about the nature of God, the purpose of life, Christ's gospel and Laws and Ordinances of Salvation. Most important I get to share my testimony of gospel principles so the people I meet can freely choose to learn more and though the Holy Spirit receive confirmation of these teachings that enable them to receive a remission of sin via Christ's atonement and saving ordinances that will allow them and their family members to live with our Heavenly Father after this life. It is a great work and an opportunity to share with them.