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Hi I'm Scott Stewart

I'm married with 4 kids. We like to play in the Colorado mountains and at home. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 40-year-old father of 4 and have been married for 18 years. I have 2 dogs and a cool cat. I am a CPA that works for local governments. I love climbing mountains and camping in Colorado. I love playing volleyball and like basketball and other sports. I am into working out to keep me from being injured and keeping me feeling young to play, especially with my kids. I love reading good books.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and had great leaders in the church to teach me about how to live the right way. They were very patient with me. I decided to go on a mission to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to others when I was 19 years old. During my preparations to serve a mission, I had a desire to have a strong, personal witness from my Heavenly Father that the this church's teachings were true. The church asks its members to do this, which is pretty cool, so that we do not have to believe another person to know truth, but we can get a direct confirmation from God himself. I read a little of the Bible and all of the Book of Mormon at that time and as I finished the Book of Mormon, I received a very strong witness that filled my whole body with indescribable joy, knowing then for sure that the Book of Mormon was true. I still remember this experience, running into the cafeteria to tell my friends about this experience. I served a mission in Hokkaido, Japan, paying my own expenses, for about 2 years which helped me practice and share my testimony of the truthfulness of the church, and continue to study about God every day. I have a personal goal to feel God's presence each day. This helps me get through the good times and the bad times of life in a way that keeps me close to God. I am grateful to know the source of truth comes from God. Learning truth about God and His plan for me encourages me to be a better person to myself, my family, and others. It also helps me pick myself back up, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, when I falter in being who I should be.

How I live my faith

In general, I try to live my faith by being a real person, which means I try to learn about myself and how to better myself. Since Jesus Christ offers me, and everyone else in this world, multiple chances to improve, and in doing so He also offers his infinite help, i truly can become better. I try to have a relationship with God by reading the Bible, Book of Mormon, teachings of the church leaders, and other materials. The feelings I receive while studying are answers to my prayers and are teachings from God. The other day, I was finishing up some chores and decided to go outside and look at the mountains from our back deck. In my head I asked God what I should do next. I immediately received a thought in my head that I should go to the garage and play with my 6 year-old son. I did so and me, a neighbor boy, and my son, had a good basketball game in our garage. Trying to listen to God's promptings is a way I can be closer to God. My wife and I have had great and not-so-good marriage experiences. We have come a long way since first being married. This has taken lots of effort. Reading books (Road Less Traveled and Hold Me Tight are awesome books), learning to understand her, looking for good examples of others' marriages, being open to her, are all things our church leaders teach. We are at a very good point in our marriage, which is comforting, and I am dang sure our relationship will get even better. Spending quality time with my children is awesome. For example, on Labor Day morning, I took my youngest 2 kids to the park with our 2 dogs and just had a blast. I try to let them know how much I love them and love being with them. It is fun to teach them the good things of life and about Jesus Christ. I work hard in my employment, asking God for help. I spend a lot of time in the mountains enjoying God's creations and other good people. I help in Boy Scouts. I keep myself healthy and try to maintain good friendships. I love this life I have.