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Hi I'm Mason Rhett Crandell

I'm competitive. I suffer from, and enjoy, a Napoleon Complex. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona. I enjoy competition in any form. I always need some sport activity in my life. I love the struggle of life, and all of the different changes in thinking or being that we can experience. I have always questioned the things going on around me, and continue to think about life and its meaning.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I'm a Mormon is simple: it makes logical sense to me. Being a Mormon means I realize that life is better when you follow commandments, when you live life with rules. Being a Mormon helps me realize that serving other people is more rewarding than serving myself. I never have to wonder if my life has a purpose, or ask myself whether or not my individual 'life' will have any significance in the grand scheme of things. I know my life is significant, because I believe I am a child of God. I'm a Mormon because I believe in God. That He has called, and continues to call, prophets to lead and guide us. I am a Mormon because I believe in a loving Heavenly Father that can answer my prayers. I don't know how He does it, but the important thing for me is that I know He does answer. I'm a Mormon because I believe God is my Father. A good father wants his children to have all of the great things that he ever had, and to rise to his own potential. I believe that our Heavenly Father feels the same, and gives us this test of life to become like Him. If God really is the Father of our spirits, then why wouldn't He want us to have all that He ever had? I'm a Mormon because I have felt the Spirit of God come to me personally, when I have prayed with an open heart. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's true church on the earth today.

How I live my faith

Staying an active and involved member of the Church is a goal of mine. I live my faith throughout the week, not just on Sundays.

In whom should we have faith?

Mason Rhett Crandell
We should have faith in Jesus Christ, that's the simple truth. Faith in Christ means that we not only believe that He will keep His promises, but that we will show our belief by our actions (see James 2:17-18). Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Mason Rhett Crandell
Mormonism can only be called a cult by those who either have no knowledge of the LDS faith, or by those who willingly choose to disparage the Church. Those who call the Mormon faith a cult, with a negative connotation, fail to realize that the original church that Jesus Christ established would also be considered a cult, by their definition of the term. If that is the case, then I will proudly call my Church a cult! Show more Show less

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

Mason Rhett Crandell
Oddly enough, living a Mormon lifestyle has been great! Who would have known that someone could have fun at a party without alcohol? Who could have guessed that families are happier when family members don't commit sexual sins? Who in their right mind would think that paying to leave home for two years to teach people about Christ would be "the best two years"? Who knew that someone could live happily without using drugs and viewing pornography? What kind of maniac would attempt to read their scriptures and pray every day? Who are the sickos that think serving other people can lead you to living a happy life? I live a normal life, I do these things, and I am a very happy Mormon. "Happiness" means more than what will be fun for one night. Show more Show less