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Hi I'm Scot

I'm husband, dad, avid reader and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my high school sweetheart almost 19 years ago and have 4 wonderful children. I live in and love Gilbert, AZ. I love all things written; books magazines, blogs and the like. I am a licensed Private Investigator but do not drive a red Ferrari nor have a sweet mustache. I have a fascination with South Africa and Mt. Everest and hope to see both in my lifetime. I love rivers and being outdoors, especially with a fly rod or golf club in my hands; golf has been my passion for 30 years. Scouting has been in my blood and I have worked with every age of boys from 8-18. I find great satisfaction in watching a young man grasp a concept or learn a skill, and then be excited to teach it to another. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by great family and great friends throughout my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the faith, it wasn't until I sat behind a church in a grove of trees in Bergen County, New Jersey and read the Prophet Joseph Smith's testimony that I truly felt converted. It was a powerful spiritual experience that I draw on often. There is amazing power in receiving a spiritual confirmation, meaning, having the Holy Ghost touch your spirit in such a way that you cannot deny what you have felt. My Savior, Jesus Christ, died for me and my sins. He sacrificed himself, as part of the greater plan of a loving God, so that I might have the chance to come to Earth, be tried and tested, and ultimately be redeemed of my sins through his blood. What a marvelous sacrifice He has made for all. I have a loving God, a Father in Heaven, who knows me personally and loves me despite my shortcomings. Because of these things, and many others, I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

Living my Faith is easy because I am fully engaged in good works, especially as a teacher and leader of young men. I have had the privilege of teaching the same group of boys for almost 6 years now and they feel like my sons. Fortunately, my oldest son is included in this group. Our family prays together, studies scriptures together, and attends church together. These experiences bond us and make it easier for our family to live by the things we know are true. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is what defines me and determines my beliefs and behavior.