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Hi I'm Doug Crandall

I am a native Washingtonian....the state that is. Come from a long line of Mormons dating back to the pioneer days.

About Me

I'm a man in my 50's but my wife says I act like I'm in my 20's. I have a long list of interest and hobbies and probably need to give up a hobby or two but which one. I have grown up in a family very active in sports and outdoor activities. I am a father of 4 boys all in their 20's and a new grandpa. I was taught by great parents and grandparents the love of family and staying close to family. As a kid growing up with one phone call we could do a picnic and have 50 people show up within one days notice. When not working at my advertising agency I spend a lot of my time playing golf, water skiing, air chairing, surfing, snow skiing, snowboarding, flaf football on all the major holidays, basketball at my Church league (soon to retire I am sure) Softball league March-Sept. Flying or crashing my model airplanes or helicopters. Riding my Honda Crusier on the open road...sometimes with my wife on the back. I also love to atv and ride dirt bikes in the mountains and the dunes. I would say golf is my favorite...lots of fun tournaments, I try to keep it in the 70's most the time. When I am not playing I am working writing and producing tv and radio commercials...most of the commercials are pretty good, its fun to see and hear them on the air. I keep busy with my Church job and have coached all my boys in sports growing up.

Why I am a Mormon

My family on my dads side came to America in the early 1600's . Religious freedom was a big reason for their migration. In the 1800's after spending time with Joseph Smith my family joined the Church.  I am a 5th generation Mormom dating back to the pioneer days in the 1800's. My family came into the Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young and settled a city 50 miles south Springville. Moms side was Dutch with Grandpa imigrating to Salt Lake when they coverted. I was fortunate to have a very close family on both sides who had a geat love of this Church. I have always had a belief in the teachings of my Church, it wasn't until I prepared to serve my 2 year mission that I read the Book of Mormon for the first time as an adult and prayed to know it was scripture and was given a very real feeling in my heart that it was true. The Church has helped me to make good decisions that I might have otherwise not made. It has answered questions as to my purpose of life and given me direction.

How I live my faith

One of the great blessings of being a mormon is serving in your local Ward (congregation). Since we have no paid clergy we all get to be the teachers, as well as support staff, you name it from cleaning the building to singing in the choir we get to do it...which is a lot of fun and challenging at the same time. My current job is the Bishops 1st councilor. The Bishop could be compared to as the minister, or leader of the congregation, I get to work with him along with another concilor and we get to help with staffing all the callings or jobs in the Ward, keep track of the tithing donations and offerings, and serve as leadership to make sure all the other organizations are running smoothly. One of my great opportunities in this job as well as others in the past in working with the youth. I have been a scoutmaster, as wel as other callings all working with teenagers. It is great to be a mentor and help lead, everyone one at that age could use a little more help and support what the parents are all ready teaching. I am fortunute to have raised 4 boys who have had great leaders and help them along they way. Serving missions has been a great experience for me as well as my boys and has helped me to think more about others rather than just about me.