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Hi I'm Scott Kotter

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a dad and husband. We have seven children and three grandchildren. Our family is awesome! They all became wonderful humans that I love to be with. I attribute much of that to the influence of the gospel. I love to run, love to work, love to read. I love to hike and spend time in the mountains. I may be classified and health nut. My wife is an awesome cook. I have worked full time since about seventh grade. Working brings be a lot of joy. I work as a front line manager for a large insurance company and have been with them for 23 years. Life is blessed for me! I just harvested my first garden - a fun new experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings me a lot of joy. I have tried the gospel on every front and on every occasion it's brought me great peace and happiness. It's been an absolutely wonderful ride. I first really engaged in the gospel my senior year in high school. After school, I served a two year mission in Europe, later married a wonderful woman and we've raised a beautiful family. In the New Testament in John - Christ invites us to see if the commandments are of man or of God by trying them out. I can honestly say that I have never followed the counsel of the church as revealed through living prophets without experiencing great joy. I can also say I have never ignored the counsel of the church as given through his prophets without experiencing pain. There is a right way to live and be happy and it's by chosing the right every day. I have never been as happy as I am today. My joy is full. The presence of God in all of our lives is obvious. I love to learn from others on their spiritual path. Life is good. The Atonement of Christ offers each of us great hope and healing.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is not just a Sunday thing - it's really a way of life. On the home front, we have morning and evening prayers as a family and read the scriptures daily for a few mintues. Once of week we dedicate an evening to being together as a family, for gospel instruction and just having fun together. We laugh, work, play and hang out together. I happen to lead a men's group in our area. We serve, study, visit and do sports activities together. It's really a service organization set up to coach, train and support men and their families on their spiritual walk. It's a men's group to help us be better men, husbands, fathers, sons and friends. There is great strength in the quorum as we work and learn from one another. Usually a church calling involves Sunday and about one night a week to reach out and try a bless others. It helps us all get out of ourselves and learn to love and serve others. Often in the church, we experience the vicarious pain and suffering of others. We hold out the hope and healing of the atonement to others and share in the brotherhood. It's a great blessing to be part of a quorum. I love to help others understand and apply the Atonement and become what they want to be. We're all on journey and fall short. None of us are better than the other. We all need Christ to heal us. I love the image of the gathering Christ who gathers us a hen gathers her chicks under her wing to place of saftey and peace. Through His love we reach out and love and serve others on their spiritual journey. What a blessing that is to me!