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Hi I'm Scott

I was born in Sydney, Australia, and was raised in southern California. I love to write music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the seventh of ten children, and I love it. . I was raised in southern California. I learned to love music of all kinds; ranging from classical, to alternative rock, to indie-folk. I believe that truth, and emotion in its truest form is expressed through music. I also love soccer. From age five-seventeen, I played for various clubs in southern California, including SASC, and Arsenal FC. In the summer of my junior year of high school, I attended a soccer camp at Brigham Young University. As a result I was recruited to play on the men's team at BYU. I am a thrill-seeker. I love to do fun things that might seem a little crazy to some. (Longboarding, cliff-jumping,...ect.) I served a two-year mission in the Sweden Stockholm mission from July 2011- July 2013. I love everything about Sweden from its people to its language, to its incredibly long summers. Now I am back in the good ol USA. I'm planning on going into healthcare administration, but in the meantime I'm going to school at BYU.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been so positive towards the church. I was raised a mormon, but when I was about 15 years old, I began to question the things that I had been taught. One thing that particularly bugged me was the idea that God loved us. I looked around me and saw lots of unhappiness and suffering, and couldn't see how and all-powerful all-knowing and all-loving being could really exist while so much suffering existed. After much arguing with different family members, my brother said, "The only way you can know for yourself is to pray." For some reason that hit me hard, and I decided to pray. I had prayed before, but this time was different. I really wanted to know. The words that came out of my mouth were, "God, I don't know if you exist, or if you love me... and right now I honestly don't think you do. But... if you do, will you show me in some way..." Before the words left my mouth, I felt an overpowering feeling that started in my heart and slowly spread through my body to the tips of my fingers. The best way I can describe the feeling is pure love. That is all I felt. At that moment, I knew that God existed and that he loved me. I still have that testimony today. He has proven it to me over and over again. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church on the earth today restored through his prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living. I don't believe that religion is something that has to tie you down, just the opposite in fact. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ can enhance every aspect of life whether it be personal relationships, being in nature, or even the workplace. So in short, I live my faith by trying to live life to the fullest, and taking advantage of every opportunity, because my faith gives everything else meaning. Within the church, I do have a responsibility as a teacher for the half of the men in our congregation. In the LDS church, we don't have a paid clergy, so normal members like me get to teach. I may not be the most qualified teacher in the group, but it is really fun directing discussions on faith, and learning together with everyone else.