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Hi I'm Scott

I am the father of triplets, work in construction, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend most of my time working in a very demanding job. I am the president of a large construction company so that takes most of my time. When not at work, I love spending time with my family. I believe that life's greatest happiness is found at home and I'm lucky to be married to my wonderful wife. Our faith was tested when we struggled to have children. After several years, we were blessed with triplets. Though the first few years were extremely challenging, parenting mutliples is a great experience. I love to watch our children interact with each other, grow, learn, and develop. My belief that all people are spirit children of God (Heavenly Father) was affirmed as I've witnessed my children grow. They have all been raised in the exact same environment, had the same toys, etc... yet they've all developed into their own individual beings with distinct personalities, preferences, and dislikes. I believe these attributes are a reflection of their spirit and their Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. Many of my anscestors joined the Mormon church in Europe and followed the church to America. When I was young, my father strayed from the teachings of the church. I remember the increase of peace and love that entered my home when he began to be more faithful. This experience formed the beginning of my witness that following Christ as a Mormon can change your life for good. When I was 19 years old, I applied to become a missionary. I was thrilled to be called to serve in Tokyo, Japan. While preparing to leave for Japan, I became very discouraged because learning Japanese was very hard. I began to have doubts and to question whether or not I had enough faith to go proclaim Mormonism to the Japanese people--I realized that though I believed--I didn't know. I began to read the Book of Mormon intently and to pray sincerely. One night while praying, I received a witness that the Book of Mormon is truely the word of God. For me, the witness came in the form of a feeling of overwhelming warmth, peace, and love. My doubts were replaced with a quiet confidence that changed my life. I knew for myself that the Book of Mormon is true and as a a result the Mormon Church is true. I learned to speak Japanese and experienced miracle after miracle in Japan. I witnessed the Gospel of Jesus Christ change lives. In the process, my life was also changed. After my mission, I attended college, then graduate school, and was married. Throughout all of these experiences, I tried to base my life on the teachings of Jesus Christ and have been blessed by doing so. My witness and testimony continues to deepen and grow through life's ups and downs. I have been blessed as I've followed the counsel of church leaders and have witnessed my children be blessed as they have been obedient to Christ's teachings.

How I live my faith

Following Christ brings great peace as well as strength to my life. I strive to follow Christ by: --Praying individually morning and night --Reading the scriptures each day both individually and as a family --Seeking, through Christ, to be forgiven when I sin or make mistakes. I know I have been forgiven when I reform my behavior and feel the peace of the spirit in my heart. --Partaking of the Lord's sacrament each Sunday which reminds me of my commitment to follow Christ and keep His commandments. --Following the spirit and seeking to follow promptings quickly as this is often the way we are inspired to bless and help others --Serving others --Participating actively in church activities including weekly attendance at Sunday meetings --Following the guidance of church leaders --Valuing my faith and family above all other pursuits