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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in California, I'm now in Pennsylvania and I'm a scientist and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dad and a husband and a graduate student in virology. I love to play guitar, write music and to read.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member because I've come to know that God exists, that Christ is my Savior and that His teachings are found in their completeness in the church. I'm a scientist at heart, and while many people think that scientists don't believe in God, I'm proof that that's not true! Before I came to understand that all the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ were true, I could feel because of the peace in my heart that they were true. After study, research and prayer, I found that the principles don't need to just be believed blindly, they can be believed with full knowledge. They are rational and they help me to know that God follows steps of logic and order in His kingdom.

How I live my faith

I worked as the leader of the Boy Scouts in my group. We helped to teach and lead the boys about leadership and trust in God. We had weekly activities that I plan and have a great time at. It's fun and fulfilling to serve. I'm now working to help people discover their family history. By understanding our past, we can gain strength knowing that others have overcome obstacles likely bigger than ours.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Entering the temple takes preparation. We believe in the temple as the House of the Lord, a place that people can come closer to Him. God is perfect and in order to enter His temple to learn more about him and make promises to Him, He wants us to be prepared to enter His house. It might be like what my Mom wanted us to do before entering the house at home after we had gone to the beach. She would spray us down with the hose to get all the sand off of us, than we could enter. She always wanted us to enter, it just took a little work on her and our part. Show more Show less