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Hi I'm Scott

I was born, raised and still live in Arizona. I love hanging out with my wife and watching my kids play sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of four incredible children, 3 sons and a daughter. One of my favorite things to do is sit down and watch my kids play sports and play their instruments. It truly brings me joy to watch them as they develop their talents, whether its sports or music. I have coached my three sons in baseball for the last ten years, but my daughter plays soccer so I guess I'll just watch her play since I don't know anything about soccer. My oldest son is currently serving a church mission in the Omaha Nebraska mission. I have lived all but 3 years of my life in Arizona. Two of those years I served a mission in Bangkok Thailand and the other I went to college for a year at BYU. I graduated from Arizona State University and am currently working with my brother running a small business in Phoenix. I love going to the gym with my beautiful wife and running. Last weekend I was able to participate in my first ragnar race in San Francisco.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but I still had to be converted. While I was at BYU before I served a mission, I was thinking to myself that if I wanted to serve an honorable mission I had better know for sure if this church was God's true church or not. So I opened the scriptures and started to read the Joseph Smith account. As I read the account when Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ came to Joseph and Heavenly Father said "This is My Beloved Son, Hear Him!", I knew without a shadow of a doubt that Joseph Smith really did see God our Father and Jesus Christ. And since he really did see them and receive council from them and futher assistance from other Heavenly messengers, then everything that I had learned as a youth was all true! Furthemore I realized that I had always know it was true and hadn't need to question my faith. As I've gotten older and had a family of my own, I realize even more so how important the church and being a mormon is to me. My wife, kids and extended family members are the most important people in my life. The church gives me a knowledge that families can be forever and that gives me so much comfort and peace!

How I live my faith

I have such a wonderful opportunity to work with the youth in my ward. Its such a great experience to see how they progress both physically and spiritually. I feel like I learn more from them then they do from me. Many times when our group of 16-18 yr old boys meet during the week, we are able to go and serve other members and nonmormons in our ward area by pulling and spraying weeds, mowing lawns or hanging up a ceiling fan. The best part of serving is seeing how the boys work together and when finished they know that they have helped someone in need, all without questioning why they had to do what they were doing! Last year my wife and I were given the opportunity to be "ma's and pa's" to a group of our youth as we went to Northern Arizona and did a pioneer trek. We had 12 young women and men with us as we pulled and pushed a handcart for 20 some miles over rough terrain for 3 days. I was able to witness how the youth came together to help each other out in whether pushing the cart or just lifting each other's spirits when times got tough. Serving others in the community, whether its helping someone move in or out, mowing a yard or just visiting someone that needs some support is one of the most rewarding things that I can do.