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Hi I'm Scott

I have lived in Colorado for over 40 years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A former CPA, I retired from a 25 year banking career about 12 years ago and am now working with my son in his insurance agency. I am very happily married, have 8 children and 26 beautiful grandchildren who are the light of my life. I love doing just about anything involving the family. I love the mountains, the out-of-doors, and have enjoyed travelling, camping, backpacking, golf and bicycling. I enjoy working with my hands (handyman stuff, mostly) and watching the Bronco's, the Rockies and the Denver Nuggets. Next to being a husband, dad and grandpa, the most rewarding things I have done have revolved around my volunteering in the church, the boy scouts and in several civic/community roles. It is amazing to me how many personal friendships I have made and how many gratifying experiences have come to me because of my involvement in these activities.

Why I am a Mormon

There are many reasons why I am a Mormon - so many that I could write a book about my life experiences in support of why I have chosen to be a member of the (so-called) Mormon church. In thinking about it, I guess I could summarize all of my feelings and reasoning into the following few major reasons: FIRST, I suppose, is my devout belief in its doctrines - especially those revolving around the devine mission and role of Jesus Christ. I believe with all my heart that He is the Son of God, that He voluntarily came to the earth to teach us principles to live by, to suffer, bleed and die, thereby giving each of us the ablility to repent and change and improve our lives and the hope of being able to live with Him and with our Heavenly Father once again. I know that through His atonement and resurrection this is all possible, if I but do my part and follow his teachings and example the best I can. SECOND, I love the way the church is organized to help each of us as individuals and in our families live in harmony with the Savior's teachings and find true happiness in our lives. Life seems to be fraught with challenges and coping with them is often difficult. But the support system provided by the church is nothing short of amazing. Members are organized to support and help one another in true Christlike service. My family has been richly blessed by the service of our church members. THIRD, I believe in modern revelation - that God does truely speak to man today, just as in times of old. I know that our church is led by revelation given through a prophet and apostles, as the Savior organized the church to be led after His resurrection. Just as importantly, I believe that we are individually provided with personal revelation to guide us in the decisions we make in our lives. Finally, I believe that the Book of Mormon is scripture, complementing the writings found in the Bible, testifying of Christ and His divinity.

How I live my faith

Because our church is a "lay" ministry, there are many opportunities to volunteer and participate in the church. I have served in numerous capacities over the years. I have been very involved in the youth programs, especially in the Boy Scouting program. This involvement has been almost fun for me, as it fits so nicely into my love of the outdoors, camping, etc. I have also served in several leadership positions, helping to organize and oversee the various activities and programs which the church offers. I currently serve as a home teacher, assigned to visit with 3 families each month to inquire after their welfare, both temporarily and spiritually, and to encourage and support them in their activities. I am also serving in our Sunday School program, trying to provide guidance and training to our Sunday School teachers.