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Hi I'm Scott.

I love the movies, and know too much about them. I'm on a mission to the countries of the Alps. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Scott McClellan, and I am from Midlothian, Virginia. I served in the best mission in the entire world, the Alpine German-speaking Mission, and I loved every second of it. The people there are amazing, and I loved the opportunities that I had every day to serve them. I am from Midlothian, Virginia, right outside of Richmond, and am the oldest of three kids. I have a younger sister, and a younger brother, both of whom probably don't even realize how much I look up to and love them. Same goes for my parents, who are two parents who also probably don't even know how great they are and how much I love and appreciate them. I studied for a year at BYU in Provo, Utah before I came on my mission and have full intention to return there upon coming home. I plan to go into international relations and environmental science, and my dream career would be to become a diplomat. I love the movies and the Academy Awards. Probably a bit dorky, but it really is something that I love. I have seen probably way too many movies, but I would tell you that I haven't seen near enough. I can get really geeky when people want to talk to me about their movies, and after my mission I plan to start a blog for critique. I also love people, so if you see me around, I would love to talk with you! I have a policy: that I want people to walk away from me feeling better than when they came.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and baptized and confirmed at the age of 8 by my father. That could be why I am in the church in the first place. But why did I stay? Because I know it's true. Because I've read the Book of Mormon, and I know it's true. Because I have felt the love of a Heavenly Father and of His son, Jesus Christ. I have felt their love, and know that they are there and are watching over me. I know as well that Christ is our Savior, our Redeemer, and that because of Him, I can be forgiven of whatever I've done wrong, and that He will make up for all of the unfairness of the world. I know that there has been a prophet called in these days, and that that first prophet of these times was Joseph Smith, and that there have been and always will be prophets after him. I know that the family can be together forever, and I know that I am happiest when I am doing what I can to live this faith. I know that I am as happy as I am and that I am the person I am because of what this faith has transformed inside of me.

How I live my faith

As I said before, I have been serving a wonderful mission in the Alpine region of the world, better described as southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and northern Italy. I love it! Anywhere that speaks German, that's where we go. I am here not because it was expected or because anyone else told me to be, but because I know this is where I am supposed to be. I know that this is the step of my life that needs to be taken at this point because in the short time I've been here, I already feel of the power of the change, which stands at the center of our purpose as missionaries - to bring about the great change that Christ can bring in people's lives by inviting them to enter covenants and follow His commandments. At BYU I had the opportunity to be a leader among the men of my age, and I have had many other opportunities, both within and outside of the church, to do service and show those around me that I care and love for them as individuals. I have done service for CARITAS, for the UN, and for other individuals and communities both at home and abroad. I find all of the service that I've been able to do in my life a very humbling experience, and am looking forward to future opportunities. I really find joy in so many things and am excited every morning to see what this coming day will bring.