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Hi I'm Scott

My roots are in Idaho Falls, ID. I am NOT a perfect person, and I make mistakes, a lot! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have one girl, and three boys. We also enjoy our two sphynx cats, one miniature dauchtson, and one cocker spaniel. I enjoy snowboarding, rollerblading, and any activities involving my whole family. I provide for my family as a physician assistant, and love serving others every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed with goodly parents who participated in church with me since my youth. I never questioned my parents faith, and had trusted that they would not lead me astray. When I turned 16 years old my parents indicated to me that going to church was up to me. I immediately withdrew myself from the church and pursued worldly pleasures. I was a fool! After having been taught correct principles in my youth I had chosen activities that I knew to be wrong, and at times had the spirit testify in my heart of this misconduct. It was not until my young bride and I were planning to start a family that I really had to face the reality that this life was not all about me. Under the direction of my bishop and priesthood leaders I was taught how to repent, turn away from my selfish life, and look to my savior for healing, comfort, guidance, and direction. Why am I Mormon? Because I know that my savior lives and has established his gospel on the earth today and granted worthy members authority to act in his name.

How I live my faith

Currently I am a husband and father, and I try every day to be our families advocate for showing our heavenly father that we love him by obeying his commandments. My dear wife and I take our worthiness to attend the temple very seriously, and essentially we have become our most critical judge. I love taking the opportunity to serve in the church as a home teacher. In these visits I have the guide of the holy ghost to help me expound upon the scriptures, bear my testimony of the truth, and then share with my local leaders any opportunities to serve the families I have been called to teach. On Sunday I have the opportunity each week to teach the gospel to our sunday school, ages 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old. This year we are studying The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ, and with these young members we will learn about the resurrected Jesus Christ's ministry in the ancient Americas.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Scott
Families are the most sacred organizations established by our loving Heavenly Father. All other aspects of the church are essentially in place to help strengthen the family unit. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Scott
Every person to live on the earth is a spirit son or daughter of our Heavenly Father. He loves each of us, and has provided a way for us to return to him. Many people have lived and died without the opportunity to be baptized by the proper authority. Baptism may be done vicariously for the dead in the holy temple for these people who cannot otherwise do so for themselves. Vicarious work for those who could not otherwise do for themselves has been apart of the plan of happiness from the beginning. Even as with the Savior's example, he vicariously atoned for our sins being the only perfect man to walk the earth; thus, he performed for us what we could not do for ourselves. Show more Show less