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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a father. I'm a dentist. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up as the youngest of 5 children. When my parents were married they were both Catholic, coming from strong Catholic families. By the time I came into the family they had already converted and I was fortunate enough to live my entire life influenced under the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Although, I have had the chance to see many aspects of the world and meet many different kinds of people. As a 19 year old I lived 2 years in Hungary as a missionary. I spent that time searching for those who were looking for a way to change their lives. I learned the language, and my footsteps were spent among the streets of the humble people of that country.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born with the default option of being a member of this church I have chosen for myself to be a Mormon because following the teachings I have learned makes me feel alive. I did not always feel this way. In fact, I did not always follow the teachings of the Mormon church. As a teenager I came to a point where I felt I faced a fork in the road. I could continue living my life the way I was or I could decide to try to live the faith that I was taught and test it for myself if it was true. As I began to read the scriptures and make and keep commitments to God and myself it felt as though I was coming out of a "deep sleep". I felt invigorated, and alive, and grateful to be on earth. Most of all, although the stresses of my life did not disappear, I felt a sense of joy. Not just a fleeting happiness- I felt joy. I felt confident in the sight of God, and knew that no matter what bad things might happen I would be OK in the end. Later I learned that that comforting joyous feeling was what was called the Holy Ghost. It was a confirmation to me that the fruit of following the gospel taught in the Bible and the Book of Mormon was good fruit. I continue to live this gospel because this joy remains with me and every decision I have made according to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought peace into my life and joy to my soul.

How I live my faith

I have discovered that living your faith means more than just being a regular church attender. I have found that living my faith means letting it apply to all aspects of my life. I have found success in personal and professional relationships by living the gospel of Jesus Christ consistently in all that I do. I am a dentist by profession. As such I have been able to extend a hand of help to many who would not otherwise be able to help themselves. I find joy in being able to give someone their smile back which opens the door to new social and job opportunities and, as people ask share my faith with them to help lighten the rest of their lives.