What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Scott

I'm a husband, I'm a father, I'm a Physical Therapist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy. My wife and I have two children and spend regular time together exploring the nature around our area and making frequent trips to the ice cream parlor. I enjoy hiking, am an avid cyclist, dabble in photography, and I restore automobiles when time and money permit.

Why I am a Mormon

My spiritual life until 19 years of age was spent with the Episcopal church. At 19 I began searching for another venue for spirituality since my questions about God and Christ were not being answered satisfactorily. Through my search, I began to believe that Christ's church was not on the earth and began to search for spirituality in forms other than organized religion. After two years of searching, I made a new friend and was given a copy of the Book of Mormon. The first opportunity that I had to read from it's pages, I took it. I was surprised to find that what I read felt like the truth I had been seeking. My friend introduced me to the missionaries and I was asked to seek the truth of their message from God. I began to pray and read with an appetite, seeking for truth, seeking God's will for me, seeking Christ's desire for me to have joy. Shortly after my concerted efforts to learn from God, I felt that my prayers were answered and I was given knowledge that Christ's church had been restored to the earth. Two weeks later I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Revelation from God is essential for each of us to know His will. Today, with the restoration of Christ's church, we have a prophet and twelve apostles here on the earth that reveal God's will to us. We have the opportunity to hear their words spoken to us twice each year in a general conference of the church and through monthly periodicals in which the prophets and apostles write special messages to the world. Having this direction helps me to stay focused on my goal and Christ's of my own and my family's eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

It has been over 14 years since my becoming a Mormon. Immediately following my baptism as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I learned that I had an opportunity to serve as a missionary for two years. A year and half following my baptism, I left on a mission to share the message of Christ with many of my brothers and sisters. I continue to live my faith daily by spending time reading from the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon with my family and personally. We share dinner together most evenings and discuss how we can help each other in the many vicissitudes of life. I live my life in manner that I feel is pleasing to Christ and do my best to emulate His actions in all of my interactions with those around me. I make plenty of mistakes and fall back on the forgiveness of the Savior daily. I have found that reading from the Book of Mormon fills the pot holes of my life with joy and peace. Each day is a new day, a day in which I can grow closer to Christ.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Scott
Simply put, it is by the grace of Jesus Christ that we have any hope of returning to God and Christ's presence after our earthly life. Jesus Christ's atonement; His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His death on the cross, His resurrection on the third day is what gives us hope for the future. Christ loves each of us so much that He personally took on each of our many sins and has only asked that we follow His commandments to return to His and our Heavenly Father's presence. It is by His grace that we can overcome the demands of justice that each of us will face for our sin. With conviction, I testify that Jesus Christ lives and loves each one of us unconditionally. We just need to accept Him and follow His example to be filled with joy and peace in our lives. Show more Show less