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Hi I'm Scott!

I'm a father & hotel manager. Born and raised in California, I'm a 4th generation native, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For 8 years I was a single father of 3 young children. I have since been blessed to marry a wonderful lady and blend our families under one roof. We have since also welcomed 1 more daughter into our home. So above all things, I am a father! I am a hotel General Manager in my spare time!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church soon after my birth. My mother was presented with me as a baby in the hospital and she kissed me. The lady sharing her hospital room protested advising her not to kiss me until I had been christened! She told my mother that until that time I was unclean! My mother thought that odd. It caused her to think that she needed to learn more about religions so that she would know what to teach me someday when I came to her and asked if there was a God. After 9 months of study, she and my father joined the Mormon church. As a boy I loved going to church, but I am not a Mormon because of my birth or my parent's teachings. No, in my teens I read the Book of Mormon for the first time and found that I was filled with a spirit and power that I had not felt anywhere before. It seemed that even though they were mere words arranged on plain paper pages, that as I read them that I was filled with an indescribable warmth and feeling of peace. I knew then that the book was a work of some importance and as I read further, a true testimony of Jesus Christ. It has been many years since that first reading, but each day since I have rejoiced at God's kindness to me to allow me this knowledge - that I might live a more full and joyfull life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each day by following the teachings of Jesus Christ and the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I try hard to be worthy to bear His name, and try not to do things that might disappoint Him. I have served as a volunteer with schools and inner-city children for many years.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

I once asked a friend where in the world he wanted to go. He replied, "Australia". So I took a piece of paper and hand wrote a round-trip ticket for him to Australia on Quantas Airlines. Handing it to him I asked if he thought he could actually board a plane with my creation. He replied a definite "No!" I asked why not and he said it was because I didn't have the authority to write tickets from the airline. "A ticket issued without authority would be worthless," he said. I agreed. It's the same way with holy and eternal ordinances. Unless they are done with the correct and valid authority, they will not be valid. The authority to baptize must come through an unbroken line from those who hold the keys or responsibility for such things. We believe that authority is found in the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less