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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon or Latter-day Saint. I love my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know They live. I love my family.

About Me

I have been married for over twenty-four years to my best friend. We have four children - two that are young adults (a son, 25 and a daughter, 24) and two children (a son, 12 and a daughter, 9) that we adopted from China. I have a background in film, marketing, and writing. I am currently pursuing a dream of becoming a full-time writer while working for a large healthcare organization. I love to get outdoors when I get a chance. I also enjoy reading and watching sports, especially college football. And it's been far too long since I went fishing.

Why I am a Mormon

It might help if I compared my membership to wearing a pair of eyeglasses. Without them, the world would be fuzzy, out of focus, and probably rather frightening. But as a Mormon, the gospel helps me to see everything more clearly, not just "spiritually." My job, my family relationships, my friendships. They're all made much better through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Another important reason is the blessing of hope. Life in the 21st century can be an overwhelming experience. There are so many stresses and pressures that fill our lives. The gospel is like an oasis in the desert. It provides me with peace and perspective for dealing with my daily challenges. I'm grateful for this blessing in my life.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to serve in many different responsibilities in the Church. My favorite has probably been to be a teacher. I've been a local leader over a ward, an adviser to young people, and a teacher of small children, among many other opportunities. Right now I am serving as a local leader for over 5,000 members of the Church. I enjoy learning more about the scriptures and the gospel. I am also trying to do a better job of being a good neighbor. Sometimes I neglect this. To me this is the essence of being a "true" Christian - doing things out of love, not out of responsibility.

Are Mormons Christians?

This is a question a lot of people wonder about. And I think it's a very important one. One way to answer it is to consider what it means to be a Christian. To me it is simply to be a follower of Jesus Christ and His teachings. I recognize that some people may want to add complexity to this, but for me the idea of following Christ is the best way to think about being a Christian. It certainly is a daunting task to try to follow Him. I'm glad to know that not only does He invite me to "follow Him," but He also teaches me how to do so. Show more Show less