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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Washington state. I'm a husband, father, engineer, real estate investor, and volunteer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a dad. Spending time with my wife and 4 kids is the best part of my life. We love camping and being outdoors. I love learning and figuring out new things. I keep myself busy working on real estate investments in the evenings while also working full time, volunteering, and taking care of my family. I'm working as a process engineer in semiconductor manufacturing. I served in the US Navy for 7 years.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have been Mormons since before I was born, and they taught me about Jesus Christ ever since I was small. I always knew that they wanted me to be baptized in the Mormon church like them, but I also knew that decision was mine to make. It turned out to be an easy decision for me, because I had many experiences as a young child where I felt the spirit of God telling me that Jesus Christ really is my Savior, that God really is my Father, and that they really restored their full and complete church to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith in the year 1830: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the Mormon church. As I've grown up, moved away from my parents, and started my own family, I continue to have experiences that show me that God knows me personally, and he is blessing me and my family through the love, friendship, and structure of the Mormon church. One thing I can't imagine living without is the guidance of a prophet who is alive today. There are many questions that my christian friends of various churches have differing views on, because these topics are not fully answered or specified in the Bible. God answers these questions through current and recent prophets through direct communication. In a rapidly changing world these answers are invaluable.

How I live my faith

Most of all, I just do my best to follow the example of Jesus Christ in my life. I don't always get it right, but I try to acknowledge my weaknesses and work on improving myself. My wife and I try to get to know our neighbors and we recently started a neighborhood prayer group. I organize outreach efforts of my church congregation and try to let others know what I believe. Also, I am a "home teacher" for 3 families in our congregation, which means I regularly visit them at home, share gospel discussions, and help them out with anything I can. I also volunteer for a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing for low-income seniors and disabled individuals. I'm proud of my service in the US Navy to defend freedom and democracy around the globe, especially the freedom to worship God as one chooses.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

YES! Through teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ that have been restored in modern days, we know that husband and wife can be married not only "til death do you part", but for time and all eternity! and that parents can also be sealed to their children for eternity as well! This means that families CAN live together in heaven, as long as each member of the family lives worthy of this blessing during their life on earth. These are some of the blessings that can be received in a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, part of the covenants that we make with God there in the temple. A covenant is a two-way promise, and in order for God to promise us the blessing of living with Him and with our family forever, we promise him that we will always love our family and treat them the way Jesus taught that we should, among other things that are promised. This is one of the blessings that brings the most happiness, peace, and security to my life. I know that no matter what happens to me or my loved ones in this life, if I live a worthy life, I will see them and be with them again! Show more Show less