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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a recent grad, half-Greek, LOVE my wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. I've been a member of the Church my whole life, but a lot of my family is not. I'm half Greek and my mom joined the Church when she was 18. I served a mission for the Church in Thailand which has changed and blessed my life in magnificent ways. My wife and I have been married just under a year and now we're done with college and out in the world trying to find our place.

Why I am a Mormon

One afternoon after a rough day of school my senior year in high school, I got home and wanted to just sleep. I felt miserable. But, something nudged me to read my scriptures. During that time of my life, I really didn't do too much to live what I believed -- praying, studying the scriptures, etc. But, the feeling was so inviting. I did, and as I read in the Book of Mormon, I had this penetrating, beautiful feeling of peace come over me. I felt the Savior right next to me. My problems didn't go away that day, but my fear and stress over them did. That feeling comes every time I read the Book of Mormon. I've never felt peace like that anywhere else. I choose to be a Mormon. I choose the Savior's living Church.

How I live my faith

I feel like a choice to follow Jesus Christ has to be something that extends into every single part of every thing you do every single day. Nephi, in the Book of Mormon, said, "Can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father?" (p. 113). I try to do this. I try my best to love others as Christ would; to serve them with all my heart and in whatever way possible; to find ways to serve them in both their spiritual and temporal needs. I feel like that's the core of discipleship. I try my best. I think that's why I've chosen to study international development. And why I serve in the Church and study my scriptures every day and try to stay clean and avoid sin. For me it really comes down to love. That's the heart of this Church and the Gospel itself. Love for others and love for our most wonderful and beautiful Father in Heaven. I know He knows me. And I know He guides this Church and each of our lives with perfect love. My greatest desire is to serve and return to be with Him, my family by my side.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a missionary's purpose is to invite everyone they meet to come unto Christ through receiving the marvelous blessings of His Atonement and by living His Gospel. They want to get to know you, learn about your life and your family, and understand how they can best bless you as representatives of Jesus Christ. The message they will share will improve your life, lift your family, and bring you closer to Jesus Christ. As you meet with them, you will feel greater peace, firmer faith in Christ, and clearer direction from God about how to face the challenges in your life. You can read more about what they will share by visiting the "Beliefs" section of this website. Show more Show less