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Hi I'm Scott Sellers

I'm an Optometrist and father of six and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Optometrist. I am a native to AZ and was born into an LDS family. I have a beautiful wife and 6 wonderful children. I enjoy playing all types of sports and love to watch movies as a family! I did my undergrad at ASU and Optometry School at Pacific University in Oregon. I am currently serving as 2nd counselor in the bishopric in my ward. My life never has a dull moment!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon and have stayed active in the church all of my life. Although I was born into the gospel, I too had to find out for myself if what I had always been taught from a very early age was true or not. As I approached the age of 19, when a young man is asked to go on a mission, I decided that I really needed to find out for myself because there was no sense in spending a lot of money and 2yrs of my life preaching about something that I didn't even know for sure if it was true. I always had felt good about going to church, but I never really asked the Lord in prayer if these things were correct and true. So, I prayed and prayed and hoped for this amazing experience where an angel of the Lord would come down and say, "Yes, it is all true!" Okay, so maybe I didn't expect it to be that grandiose, but I did expect something out of the ordinary to happen to make it easy and clear for me to say, "yep, there is no question, the church must be true." After months of praying, I came to the realization that what I was asking for did not demonstrate faith. I wanted the Lord to make it very clear rather than me having to go searching for the answer. As I read my scriptures and did my part to research and find out as much as I could about the gospel, I finally received my answer! The answer came in a simple thought, almost as though someone was whispering in my ear the words, "You have always known it was true!" WOW, what a simple, yet profound thought! I had ALWAYS known it was true, I had received that confirmation before I ever considered asking the Lord for the definitive answer. I just needed to understand and realize the answers I had been receiving all along. I am so grateful for the tender mercies of the Lord, that He would continue to answer my prayers eventhough I wasn't always paying attention to the answer. I love my savior and I love this gospel. You too can find out for yourself, all it takes is a little faith and a big question!

How I live my faith

I strive hard each day to live my faith in every aspect of my life! One of the first things I do when I start with a new company is to find ways to let people know that I am LDS. It is not because I am trying to convert everyone I come in contact with, but rather it benefits me in two ways. First, it allows me to be a resource for anyone that has ever had curious questions about the Mormons, or would like to get clarification on gossip they have heard about the church in the past. Who better to ask about the mormon church and be able to get a correct clarification than a mormon. If you want to know about automotives, you don't go to the deli and ask the butcher, you go to your mechanic and ask him. Most people are extremely afraid of bringing up the subject of religion with a total stranger, but when you know the person, you feel much more comfortable about asking the most frank questions. If they don't know you're Mormon, they can't ask you! Second, by allowing others to know that I am Mormon, I am now willingly putting myself under complete scrutiny. This is constantly in the back of my mind whenever I am faced with how I am going to react to a specific situation or person. It forces me to act Christ-like and live my faith in all occasions of my life. As a bishopric member, I am usually putting in anywhere from 12 to 15hrs/wk dedicated purely to church work (we don't receive income as "pastors," it is purely for the love of the Lord). As the 2nd counselor in the bishopric, I have the wonderful privilege of working with the youth! I love the youth and I dedicate my life to being an example for them to follow. With all of the trials and temptations that they face today, it is an overwhelming feeling to try and teach them to make the right decisions on matters that will effect them for the rest of their lives! I am also involved in scouts and community service projects that help not only mormons but people from all aspects of religious beliefs.