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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon, and very grateful to be one! I am a home re-modeler, I have 6 children, 5 step children and 11 grand children.

About Me

Hi, I am currently 56, married and very happy! I was born a mormon but didn't become converted until I was 18. I had a unique experience that taught me the reality of God's existence and his love for me as an individual. (see "why I'm a Mormon" below) I went on a mission at age 19 to the Philippines. I came home, went to college, got married and went into the Army to fly Helicopters. It was a great career and I love flying. Now I am a contractor specializing in building custom decks. I was raised by a father who was a woodshop teacher, so i guess building things is in my blood. My hobbies include camping, hiking, dune buggies, scuba, travel, coin collecting, reading, painting, flying, boating, white water kayaking etc. Yep, I love adventure! I am now a grand father of 2 wonderful grandchildren. I have 6 children of my own with 3 still at home and 5 step children who are married, on their own or living with the other parent. I have been divorced twice which was extremely painful for me but taught me many important lessons about life and my relationship with God and others. I now live with the woman of my dreams! I finally found her. We have been blissfully married for just over 7 years now. I am totally devoted to God, my family and my Country. I thank the good Lord each day for blessing me with so many good things in this life. I Love the Lord with all my heart and know and bear witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints is the True church.

Why I am a Mormon

In my 18th year I blew up the engine in my car racing. I was so depressed. I went to my room and just stared at the walls. I couldn’t believe that my car was dead. All my pride and joy was gone. I felt lower than a snakes belly. There was no one I could turn to for comfort, help or guidance. I didn’t know what to do. I was truly miserable and in the depths of despair. As I sat in my room staring at the walls, I suddenly wished that I knew if there really was a God. I realized I didn’t really know for sure. I had always assumed there probably was a God, but how could he possibly know me or care about me with all the billions of people in the world. It just didn’t seem possible. I suddenly had a great yearning to know if God was really there and if he knew and cared about me. I remember getting down on the floor on my knees and praying most earnestly for the first time in many years. My prayer was simple and direct. “Heavenly Father, Are you really there and do you know who I am?” I had no sooner offered up this yearning prayer than I was overwhelmed with the spirit of God. I felt a rush of intense love and compassion come over me like a wave. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before. I felt overwhelmed that the God of Heaven knew me and loved me and was just anxiously waiting for me to ask so he could bear such a poignant witness to me that He knew and love me and was indeed real and involved in the lives of His children. My heart was changed from that moment forward. I now knew without any doubt that God was real and that he loved his children. I didn’t at that time know which church was true, I only knew there was a God and that He loved me. It was such a wonderful comfort. I later gained a testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ through reading and pondering and praying about the Book of Mormon. I know the Holy Ghost has born witness to me that it is true and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. God will tell you the same if you are sincere.

How I live my faith

Each day I study scriptures, pray and seek for opportunities to serve those around me. I have discovered that this is the very best way to find happiness and fulfillment in life. It brings me peace, happiness and joy! I have served in many different callings in the church. I consider it a great priviledge to serve the Savior in this way. Remember, there is no paid clergy in our church. Each member is given the opportunity to be of service in different capacities. I spent 6 years as a scoutmaster and am once again a scoutmaster for the 11 year old scouts in our ward. I love working with the young men and helping them to develop into talented leaders and outdoorsmen. I believe this is also good for the community, nation and our church. I also love to study the scriptures. As a Mormon I believe in the Bible, both old and New Testament. I study the bible almost every day. I also believe the Book of Mormon is scripture. It is a fascinating volume of scripture testifying that Jesus is the Christ. I believe this with all my heart! I know and Love my Savior. I am truly offended when other "Christians" say that Mormons are not Christian. It is such an ignorant and hurtful thing to say. As a family we also strive to live our faith by holding Family Home Evening once a week on Monday nights. This gives us time to plan family events, coordinate the weeks schedules for everyone, talk about Christ and other gospel topics, play together and enjoy treats together. We also have family prayer daily and do our best to read the scriptures as a family. I believe this brings us closer together as a family and protects us from the influences of Satan. I have been living the gospel long enough to know and bear witness that the happiness we seek for in life can only be found through living a clean, honest, gospel centered life and by serving others unselfishly.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Scott
I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and the Savior of all mankind. Those who follow his teachings and obey the commandments will be saved if they receive the saving ordinances (like baptism) from those who have been authorized by Christ to perform them. I know Jesus was born in Bethlehem to Mary. God was his Father. He lived a perfect life and thus was able to voluntarily suffer for your sins and mine because He was pure. Everyone else who has ever lived was guilty of sin and thus unable to atone for anyones sins, not even their own. We rely only on Jesus Christ to save us through his Grace. I know that the proper priesthood authority to perform saving ordinaces and administer the Gospel of Christ has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. That authority was lost after the apostles were killed. The bible does not give anyone authority to act in the name of God. It just teaches us what we need to do and that we need to be baptised by the right authority and in the correct manner. I bear you my witness that God our Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, has restored His Gospel to the earth in the Latter Days. He has also restored all the saving ordinances and Priesthood Authority to act in the name of God and have those saving ordinances thus accepted of Heaven. This Priesthood and the saving ordinances only exist in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (The Mormon Church) Show more Show less