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Hi I'm Scott

I love being a Mormon in Colorado. But what does that really mean? I would love being a Mormon anywhere.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 17 years. We moved near Denver, Colorado, about 14 years ago. We have four children who keep us running with all their activities.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) teaches so many great things. Because we use the Book of Mormon along with the Holy Bible, I feel we get a better, more complete picture of God, our Heavenly Father, of His plan for us, and especially how Jesus Christ fits into that plan. I know that I can't do anything in this life, or the next for that matter, without Jesus Christ in my life. I find great peace knowing that God is our Father in Heaven; that He's merciful, but that He's also just. He wants everyone to return and live with Him forever. But that wouldn't be possible if it weren't for Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ paid the price for my sins, mistakes, short-comings, and weaknesses, in a manner that I can hardly comprehend. To which, I am eternally grateful! Knowing this, however, is such a great strength in my life. It gives me confidence to know that I can turn to my Heavenly Father and ask him for anything that may be troubling me or things that I'm worried about for my family or at work or wherever. I know that both Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know me personally, and I can feel how they want me to succeed in this life and even more so in the eternal life. In fact, that is THE reason for Jesus Christ, so that we can rise above this world (with His help) and enjoy the blessings of heaven with them and with my family forever. But only if we constantly strive to do what's right and good and turn to them when we do the opposite and then try to change to be better. But even then, changing to be better is only possible because of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I wouldn't say it's easy to be a Mormon. But I have noticed that when I follow and try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, I find myself in a much better station in life. When I do what's right, when I try to help others in whatever way I can, I really feel like I'm on the right path. It takes a lot of commitment to be a Mormon. But the Church teaches from an eternal perspective: if we give up some things now, we are promised great things later. So giving up a little time so I can help out somewhere isn't really a problem. Giving up a little time so I can read and study more about Jesus Christ helps me to know what I need to do to better myself and help my family draw closer to each other and to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I've learned that I don't have to drink alcohol or do drugs to be happy; in fact, I think I have found more happiness by not doing that stuff. I just try to do good, knowing that there is always something I can do to make my life better or the lives of others better. Really, that's all I want, and I think that's what Heavenly Father wants for everyone of us.