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Hi I'm Scott

I'm in my thirties and finally finished school. I am a father, I enjoy cooking, skiing, running, biking and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to ski, swim, mt. bike, run, do almost everything outdoors, cook, sew, and exercise. This year is my second year of Osteopathic Medical School. I am working hard to balance life as a full-time student, full-time Husband/Dad and I attempt to find time for other hobbies too. I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a loving father and mother that taught me this church is true; however, during my teenage years I realized that just because my parents taught me that this church was true did not necessarily mean that it was correct. I thought long and hard about the teachings I had studied through this church. As I prayed to know whether this church was of God or not, I felt deep in my heart that I had always known it was true. From that time on, I have strived to work hard to follow the teachings of the church. When I do so, I know my life is blessed. Does this mean I am free from sorrow or hardships? No. But, by direction from the prophet, daily prayer & scripture study, and by enduring I can overcome any pain that life presents. I know that God lives and loves his children (all of us here on the earth). Because he loves us, he sent his Son -- Jesus Christ -- to make it possible for us to overcome our inadequacies and get the most out of this life. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of mankind. Through his sacrifice, we can overcome our sins and also because of his sacrifice we will all live again. We can accept his sacrifice through following a prophet (one who is given divine direction to lead mankind). This life is a time to prove ourselves worthy of that grand sacrifice. I challenge anyone to search to know this is true. When they seek the truth, they will find it.

How I live my faith

Daily, I seek God's guidance through prayer and scripture study. I am surprised to see how the scriptures speak to my soul and show me the love of God. It helps me to love everyone else--regardless of their beliefs. Currently, I do not have an assignment at church, but I still attend every week. Occasionally, I am able to help my wife teach an 11-year old primary class about church history and the restoration of the church by Joseph Smith. I love watching their testimonies grow. Living by my faith helps me keep an optimistic attitude about life. With all the challenges and changes in life, that is exactly what we need.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Scott
The greatest gift we have received is our body. While there are many good things to put into our body, there are also bad things to avoid. A few years ago, I was working as a Ski Patrolman for the winter. I love to ski and love being outdoors. One thing I learned was how much the ski industry revolves around alcohol. Almost daily, I talked with my coworkers about alcohol. They were puzzled why I would not try it or come to the weekly patrol beer events -- if not for alcohol, for a soft drink. I made a resolution to never drink alcohol and while I loved being with my coworkers, I knew that I did not want the temptation to go against my commitment to God. Declining the invitation didn't mean much to my coworkers, but it strengthened my commitment to maintain the code of health that God asks in the word of wisdom. I know I have been blessed with health, strength and wisdom for staying true to my word. Show more Show less