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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon. I've been one all my life.

About Me

I traveled around the world for most of my youth and have lived in a lot of unique places and that has made me very interested in people and places different from my own. Now that I am a husband and father I like to travel with my family as much as I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all my life. Even though I come from a family that have been members of the church for several generations, there came a time during my teenage years when I needed to decide for myself if the things I had been taught during my childhood were true. I knew what my parents had taught me was "good", but I needed to know if I would live the rest of my life by the same precepts. It wasn't a single moment or epiphany, but rather, a collection of spiritual experiences that confirmed what I had been taught. I learned for myself that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet and that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. Through reading the scriptures and doing my best to keep the commandments I learned that Jesus Christ is our Savior and through the power of His Atonement, I can be forgiven for the missteps and sins that I commit. I learned that we live in an eternal world and there is purpose to my life and the constant search for spiritual truth and knowledge will make me happy. Once I received that personal confirmation during my teenage years, I have never wavered. I'm much older now with teenage children of my own. I imagine they have gone through similar experiences to mine and I am happy to see that they have found the same joy that I did.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon means you need to know how to work. We don't get paid for the things we do at church (at least not monetarily), so everyone contributes their time and talents to each other. I have had many opportunities to serve, from the mundane like landscaping in the church parking lot to serving as a volunteer missionary for two years in Montevideo, Uruguay. Similarly, I find that being a disciple of of Jesus Christ is conducive to being a good member of my community. There is a need for people to do good things in the world and I really do enjoy those opportunities to work with others to make things better. I have made a lot of friends and had many positive experiences in practicing the precepts of my religion with those around me who are not of my faith.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Scott
Depending on where you live, it's entirely likely that you already know a Mormon. I think we're a really friendly bunch and as a general rule, if you have questions or want to talk about our religion, someone would be more than happy to talk with you. If you're not sure who to ask, you can always find more information on this website or you can look up the nearest church in your area and find someone to talk to there. Show more Show less