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Hi I'm Scott

I am a student. I go ballroom dancing. I love movies. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. I guess you could say that I've lived a pretty normal life. However, there are somethings that have happened to me in my life that I don't consider too normal. When I was 16 my parents were divorced, which is a hard thing to go through, especially when the church you grow up in says that families are forever. The question that I constantly asked God was "How is my family going to live together forever when they can't stand each other?" But I have found that the reason why my family was broken was because we weren't living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as we should have been. So now the question I ask is "How can I learn from my parents mistakes so that MY family doesn't take the same path?" I am currently serving a full-time mission in Arizona. I have never felt so blessed in all my life. I have come to find that serving the Lord out here not only blesses me, but my family back home has been blessed. It just goes to show that the Lord never lets us pay Him back for all that He gives us, because when we try to do that He blesses us even more! After my mission I am planning on enlisting in the Army. I feel that a man has first a duty to God, and then a duty to the country that lets him find God in his own way. I am proud of this country, and believe that this nation has been founded and guided by inspiration from God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I was baptized into the church when I was eight, but I only consider myself a believer or a follower of the faith until about six months before I left on my mission. I wasn't planning on going on a mission. In fact, my life style and my standards pointed me in the exact opposite direction then a mission. It was when I finally decided that I needed to find a pathway for me to follow that I started to realize that God existed and that He had a plan for me. I tried enlisting in the Army about 6 months after High School. I was talking to the recruiter, we had my M.O.S. all figured out, and we even had a date for me to ship of for basic training. Then we realized that some of the medications that I had to be on for another 2 1/2 years prevented me from going through basic training. My plans for my future were turned upside down. That was when I realized that I was making the mistake of not including God in my planning for my future. I remember kneeling down to pray very late one night after getting home from a night out with friends. I knew that the pathway I was going down was wrong, and I asked Him what He wanted me to do. It was then that something inside told me "You idiot, you know what you should be doing!" That was the point in which I started to turn my life around, and prepare for a mission. Ever since then, I have known that this church is true. As I've started to LIVE the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and not just talk about it, my life has been so blessed. It scares me to think where my life would be right now if I didn't turn my life around.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving as a full-time missionary in Arizona. I guess you could say that I am living my faith all day every day. We get up at 6:30 in the morning, study, and then go talk to people about the gospel. Yup, I'm one of those annoying guys in the shirt and tie trying to talk to you about Jesus. However, the reason why missionaries like me are so pushy with the message we share is because it has greatly blessed our lives, and we know it can bless yours too. Life as a missionary can be very hard. There can be weeks, even months, at a time when everyone you seem to talk to doesn't want to have anything to do with you. But then there are the times when you introduce the gospel to those who are ready to receive it. When you find those people, and witness the happiness that they have found, it makes everything worth it.