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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a husband, a father, an identical twin, a two time transplant recipient, I love hunting, long range shooting and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a civil engineer in the power generation industry (coal). I'm a father to three beautiful children. I'm a husband to my high school sweetheart and the absolute love of my life for 11 years. I'm a long range shooter and hunting enthusiast. I feel most relaxed when I'm outdoors with my family. I grew up hunting, fishing, camping and horseback/muleback riding. I'm a son to the most wonderful parents around. I was led by examples of honor, faithfulness in marriage and life and by family that love and follow the Lord. I'm an identical twin and a two time transplant recipient (bone marrow and stem cells). I'm a miracle and a believer. I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 1992 and recieved a bone marrow transplant from my identical twin brohter. In 2001, I was diagnosed with mylodisplastic syndrome and recieved a stem cell transplant, again from my identical twin brother. I've been healthy since that time. Before each transplant I recieved chemotherapy. I was told I would never be able to have children. In 2000, my wife and I were married and after a year and a half we became pregnant with our first daugher. In 2001, I recieved chemotherapy and a stem cell tranplant. We were assured we would not have anymore children. Six years later, we became pregnant again and had our second daughter. Seventeen months later our youngest son was born. Four lives and four miracles.....I'm a believer.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of great parents who taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ and because of my personal experience with the Book of Mormon. One of the things I love about the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, is that everything is logical and "makes sense" to my spirit. Growing up my parents taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Doctorines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through their example and the feelings I had while reading the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I gained a knowledge of the Gospel first hand. The teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ have blessed my life and have provided True and Lasting Happiness. My burdens have become light and my yoke easy to carry. I have been blessed because of the Saviors Sacrifice for Me. I've never seen visions, I haven't been visited by Heavenly messengers, but I have over and over, as small drops of rain in a bucket, felt the promptings and witness from the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith did see Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Saviors restored church upon the earth today. The Savior has called prophets again. These things are logical to me and follow the pattern established while the Savior was on the earth. He is unchangeble and the same yesterday, today and forever. I am Mormon because the Lord spoke to a 14-year old boy and the Heavens have been opened. My Heavenly Father and the Savior love me and all their children. They want us to be happy. They have prepared the way through the Savior and the teaching of His Church--The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith and the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by following the Saviors example. I strive every day to treat others with dignity and kindness, just as the Savior did and would. I strive to love my family as the Savior would, because I know it is through the restored truth of eternal marriage, that I can be with them forever, not just until death. Families are the center of the Gosple of Jesus Christ and by recognizing this, I have found that it is easier to look over the short comings and faults of others, including my own, know that the small day to day activities are simply a small part of Our Heavenly Fathers Plan. I try to live my faith, by being an example. I recognize each day that others around me may make a decision to learn more of the Gospel of Jesus Christ based on my example. I've strived in all that I do to live my life in a manner that would be pleasing to the Savior. I am grateful that he is my friend. I love Him and try to follow his example.