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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in CA, but live in AR. I am a high school German teacher and commercial chicken farmer. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

 I am the father of 5 great kids. I teach high school German. I have a commercial chicken farm in North central Arkansas. And I am a graduate student at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  In my free time I enjoy reading, music, cooking, swimming at the lake and camping. But what I enjoy most is spending time with my family, so a movie night at home is a favorite activity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this Church. My father's maternal-great-grandfather crossed the Great Plains with the Mormon Pioneers. My mother's mom, my Grandma Lois, was converted to the Gospel when my mother was 7. I was raised in a home where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was a central part of everything we did. I have continued in the faith, because I have felt the Spirit of the Lord confirm to me that these things are true. A favorite scripture from the Bible, Book of John 717, says that if we will obey His words, we will know whether the word comes from God, or whether he speaks of himself. As I strive to be obedient to the commandments given throughout the scriptures, and from our modern prophets, I feel the truth of these things, and know that this is Heavenly Father's work on the earth today. 

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by participating in every way possible. The Gospel is not just a gospel for Sundays. I try to live all the commandments each and every day. Being involved at church is important. I serve when called upon, and wherever inspired leaders call me. I am currently serving as the "Branch President", which is essentially the minister or pastor in our small congregation. 

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Scott
 First, something about the responsibility to serve a mission. This is a voluntary service, just as coming to church each Sunday is voluntary, just as paying tithing is voluntary, just as obeying the Ten Commandments is voluntary. It is expected that young men prepare themselves to serve a mission, but the choice lies with each individual. Young women are encouraged to be ready, if they desire, but the responsibility to serve is a duty that most young men take very seriously. Now, funding. Each missionary is expected to pay their own way in the mission field. Savings that have been put away during childhood and adolescence are the first line. Then it falls to the missionaries' families to make up the rest, if this is possible. In the event that a family can't meet the financial obligation of a mission, then the local congregation is asked to donate to help that missionary pay. The generosity of local members, and the support of family contribute to the spiritual blessings that come from missionary service. Not only is the missionary blessed for their service to the Lord, the people who know the missionary are also blessed for their willingness to support this missionary in the Lord's work.  Show more Show less