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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being in the mountains and spending time with my family. I stand in my front yard almost every day, I look up at the mountains and feel so grateful for God's beautiful creations. My life is busy, I spend many hours each week working as a manager for a Fortune 50 company. After that I run my four kids to practices and activities. When that is done I love to spend time with my wife. I also love to think, study, read, and learn. I am analytical and love to break things down and understand them. I am a numbers guy. I enjoy playing basketball and strategy games. I love to hike. The two great loves of my life are the gospel of Jesus Christ and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons and taught me about their beliefs. I always felt good about them. It wasn't until I was 14 years old that they fully became my beliefs. In 9th grade I attended a released time class called seminary where I crossed the street from my school to attend a religion class. In this class we were studying the Book of Mormon. Our teacher asked us to read 10 minutes every day and then to mark a box in our binder if we did it. I wanted to mark that box so I read the book every day. I didn't understand it that well and in many ways was just going through the motions. I had read 427 pages of the book when one night I laid on my bed to read. The place I was reading in the book described a time on the American continent when Christ died. There was terrible destruction in the land when this happened with disasters such as earthquakes and fires making significant changes. The people that survived this destruction gathered at their temple to figure out what happened. Then they hear a voice. I read 3 Nephi 11:3 which described this voice as "not a harsh voice, neither a loud voice, nevertheless, and notwithstanding it being a small voice it did pierce them that did hear to the center . . . it did cause their hearts to burn." I read this verse and I stopped. I felt something, I read it again. My eyes welled up with tears as I realized I felt a voice. It was a voice just like the one described in the verse. That voice was telling me the Book of Mormon was true scripture. I knew that if the Book of Mormon was true that Joseph Smith was a prophet. If Joseph Smith was a prophet The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored church of Jesus Christ. This event changed my life more than I realized at the time. After this I knew for myself, had my own testimony of the gospel. This testimony has been renewed and strengthened over and over again. My love for Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and my family is everything to me. I live for it and love it.

How I live my faith

I love to feel the Holy Ghost. I look for opportunities to make that a greater part of my life. This can be done by reading scripture, praying, listening to uplifting music, doing good to others, sharing the gospel with others, attending the temple, and in many other ways. I try to make all of these things part of my life. I frequently pray throughout the day, asking Heavenly Father to help me with the challenges in front of me. Because the Gospel of Jesus Christ means so much to me I try to share this good news with others. I know that many people don't want to feel like it is pushed on them. I try to be sensitive to that as I only want to share with those who are open to it. I try to treat others the way I think Jesus Christ would treat them, I look for opportunities to discuss my faith. I help organize the youth programs for young men across several different local congregations. I, with a few others, help train others who lead our youth programs. We also plan activities and events that will be for several congregations. We try to make being part of the church fun as well as inspirational and life changing. Along with this responsibility I frequently teach a class that helps prepare young people to serve as missionaries for our church.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior. He is both the physical and spiritual Son of God. We believe that Jesus Christ suffered for us so that all can live again and be forgiven of our Sins. I love Jesus Christ with all my heart. He is my Savior. I can't imagine who or what I would be without him. I feel like I lean on him. I look to him for direction and inspiration. Whenever I hear someone say Mormons aren't Christians it hurts a little. I know that often that person just doesn't know us or means something technical like we don't follow what the Council at Nicaea decreed in 325 a.d. about the nature of God. I wish that person would come to one of our church meetings and see how and who we worship. I wish they would read the Book of Mormon and see that it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I wish they would look at the works of the church and judge based on those things. Show more Show less