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Hi I'm Scott

I am a Hoosier, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Indiana, hence why I am a Hoosier. I love the outdoors. I am into hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, swimming, paintball, basically everything outdoors. I am also very much into cars and working on them. My dad and grandpa have worked for different car manufactures throughout their years. I have taken some high school and college classes in automotive, which I was pursuing as a major. I am now an Agribusiness major which I plan to graduate in. Growing up in the Midwest, agriculture has been a big part of my life as well. I was in 4-H for about 9 years and grew up in boy scouts. I am a huge family man, which is why my wife and I have decided to move back home after I graduate. Before I met my wife I served a mission in Ventura, California where I strengthened my knowledge and love for the Lord. When I returned home from my mission I met my wife. Her family had moved to my home town from Portland, Oregon, for employment reasons. Because family is so central in our lives we look forward to when we too can raise our own family. Family is central to our Heavenly fathers plan, and essential for our happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a loving example of my mother who was taught by her parents. My grandparents were converts to the church, and taught their children about the Gospel of Christ. Some of their children chose to accept and embrace it and others did not. However my mother did and this is how I became a Latter Day Saint. My father is not a practicing member of any religious faith at this time but was raised a Catholic. My mother is the one who taught me to pray and believe in Christ, with the help of her parents. Since I was taught to believe in Christ by my mother and leaned on her faith as a child, I like any other person in any Faith had to find out what I believed for myself. This came over time and with much effort. The thing that I found to be most effective in building my belief in Christ or my testimony, was practicing what my religion taught. This took reading of the scriptures and much heart-felt prayer to my Father in Heaven to know if the things that I was taught throughout my life were true or not. As I read from the scriptures- mostly The Bible King James Version and The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ, I felt in my heart and mind a warm comforting feeling that these things I were reading were good. This over time led me to believe in Christ and His Atonement or his great sacrifice for me. My reading of The Book of Mormon specifically, led me to know of the divinity of this Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and Joseph Smith translated The Book of Mormon. Once I knew that The Book of Mormon was truly of God I knew that this was His Church. That is one of the many reasons why I am a "Mormon".  

How I live my faith

To me, my faith in Christ is expressed by what I do for Him this means that I strive daily to live the teachings of Christ, and His Apostles. Teachings from modern day Prophets and Apostles, who have the power and authority from God or His Priesthood, are the main focus of my personal study. I try everyday to protect myself from the evils of this world. Though I am not perfect at it, I receive strength from daily personal scripture study and prayer. This helps me to be close to the Lord and to rely on Him whenever I encounter troubles throughout my day. This is a life long practice that I desire to perfect and I know that this will bring me more and more closer to my Father in Heaven.