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Hi I'm Stan Cronin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my wife for 37 years (2011) and have three children that have their own children. With an eighth grandchild on the way my life has been blessed greatly and so have those in my family. I am currently a realtor but previously worked for two city governments and owned a sporting goods store. In the 1980's I was a local professional bass fisherman. I gave that up to spend time with my son as he progressed through the boy scout organization and eventually obtained his eagle Scout award. Giving up fishing and spending time with my family is the best thing I ever did in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a Baptist when she married my father. She converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) before I can remember. I found that being raised in the church was not enough. I had to know for myself if what I was taught and what my parents told me was true. I read the Book of Mormon and received a powerful witness from the Holy Ghost that it was true. Little by little over the last few decades I have come to know that the church has a prophet guided by God. All churches have some of the gospels truths but I found that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints contains the "fullness of the gospel." It contains all truth as it exists on the earth today. Jesus Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the world, not just Mormons. We will all be resurrected and live in the next life and have perfect bodies in the next life. We will have a chance to have our families there if we and they live properly here on earth, or, if they do not hear about the gospel here, they will have a chance to hear it there and accept it there. Our families can be together forever in the next life. For me, that is as good as it gets. I know that God lives and there is a devil as well. There has been a war between good and evil since we came to this earth and I know that when the Savior returns again, there will be peace ... and Jesus will return! I hope that you will also read the Book of Mormon. When you read it each day, ask God if it is true. When you feel that calm reassurance that it is true and that small still voice whispers to you that it is true, please act and hear the missionaries and you will get further witness to your soul that they speak for God. You will know, as I do, that you have found the church of God on earth. It has changed my life and it will change yours.

How I live my faith

By attending church every week I get my battery recharged and can stay close to the Lord and His teachings. What I learn in our Sacrament meeting and Sunday School classes I take with me through the week and can put them into practice to improve my life and the lives of others around me in my work and the community. The church has strong feelings about America and the way our founding fathers set up a country to allow the freedoms that we enjoy including freedom of religion. Because of this, I vote in every election and support those people who I feel will keep our country the greatest on earth. Our country is the beacon, set on a hill to be an example of good to all. The church is the beacon on the hill to bring all to the Savior. Please investigate the church. Come see for yourself what it is. Don't listen to those who really don't know nothing about it. I have heard so many false things in my life that people tell me about the church. No, we don't have more than one wife. No, we don't wear all black suits and hats. I could go on. Listen to the little voice inside you and check it out. One thing that can happen will be that you will decide it is not for you. Another thing you may find is what I and millions of others have found. The peace of living as close to the Saviors teachings as possible for a human. There's much happiness and joy waiting for you in the church. By the way, the people in the church are not perfect, nobody on earth is. But the church is perfect. God lives. Come hear Him.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Stan Cronin
The best answer to this question is quoting the Savior himself. John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." There are people that hate Mormons because they don't know anything about us. I have many non-Mormon friends. They do not hate me. They like me and I like them. Some of them love me and I love them and try to love everyone. I have a normal job now as a realtor and had other jibs in the past like sporting goods store owner, professional bass fisherman, machinist, etc. As I move around my community, I try to do good to all. Those who see it and know that it is part of my life, see it. One example. I worked with a man in city government. He noticed I did not swear, as was common with men we worked with. I would not take the Lord's name in vain or use other words that I will not even give you the first letter of here. He wondered why I did not swear and asked me about it. I told him my religion taught me not to do it. He knew another Mormon that also did not swear. The man later joined the church after investigating it. We live among all the other people on earth and if they steal, I don't have to. If they hate, I don't have to. If they swear, I don't have to. I enjoy living a relatively clean life with no smoking, no drinking, etc. I have very few problems. The closer I live the teachings of the Savior, the more peaceful my life becomes. Show more Show less