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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a college student, I'm a Buckeye, I'm a son of God, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey, how's it going? As you saw above, my name is Scott. I am currently going to college and I am thinking about studying exercise science. Like you, I am a son, a brother, an uncle, a sports fanatic, a student, a worker, etc. I am from Columbus, Ohio and I come from a family of 7 kids. I just recently returned from a "mission" for the church. I lived in Los Angeles for 2 years and my purpose was to invite everyone to learn more about Jesus Christ. I really enjoyed that time I had to serve others and to help them come closer to Jesus Christ. I am a pretty normal person, but I love talking about this gospel and how it can help us find more peace in our lives. So, if you have questions, look me up on Facebook and I will be more than happy to chat.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ever since I can remember, my parents took me to church and taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ in our home. I am extremely grateful for my parents and the upbringing that I have had. However, there came a time in my life, namely when I went off to college and on a mission for my church, that I needed to know for myself if what my parents had taught me was true. The things that my parents had taught me made sense in my mind, but I needed to know in my heart as well that these things were true. As I continued to study and pray, I came to know in my heart, as well as in my mind, that what my parents had taught me was in fact true. It was by the power of the Holy Ghost that I came to know these things for myself. I know that this is the true and complete gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by keeping the commandments of God and by trying to be a good example to those around me of Christ-like service. It is my hope that others can see in me a servant of Jesus Christ and that they can feel a confidence and trust in me because of my willingness to serve. I try my best to be a good representatvie of my Savior and try to make him proud by being willing to help those around me.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Scott
Our Savior Jesus Christ taught that "except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." We are baptized to make a covenant, or a promise, with God that we will keep his commandments, remember Jesus Christ always, and take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ. When performed by the proper authority, being the priesthood of God as given by Jesus Christ to his original 12 Apostles, our loving Heavenly Father forgives us of our sins and promises us the companionship of the Holy Ghost, so long as we remain worthy of his guidance.  Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Scott
I like this question! A lot of you who "know" about the Mormons probably think that being "Mormon" isn't really the thing for you. But, it isn't really about that. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ, the same church that our Savior established while he was on the earth. So, it isn't as much about being "Mormon" as it is about being a member of the true Church of Jesus Christ here on the earth in our day. We are not perfect and as such, we need to change our lives to live in accordance with the commandments of our Heavenly Father. The complete and living gospel is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church that he directs through his living prophet and 12 apostles on the earth. It is a pleasure to be a "Mormon" and to stick out from those around me. But, it isn't really about sticking out. It is about fitting in...fitting in with what our Heavenly Father expects of us as his children. He expects perfection, and through the gospel and Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ, we can make it.  Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Scott
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not required to serve a mission. However, I felt that it was a personal duty of mine to share what I know to be true out of gratitude for the blessings that I have received from my loving Heavenly Father. Young men ages 19-25 are strongly encouraged to serve missions because of the good that they can do for themselves and for those around them. Young women, starting at age 21, are also able to serve missions if they desire, but they are not under the same obligation to do so as the young men. I will always be grateful for the opportunity that I had to be a full time representative of my Savior Jesus Christ and to teach others about his gospel. It was the best decision I have made up to this point in my life. I consider it to be, if nothing else, the best two years for my life and the best foundation I could have laid for the life I hope to live.  Show more Show less