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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon. I am also a banker, a scouter, a father and a grandfather.

About Me

I am happily married for 36 years to my best friend and the love of my life. We have four children who are all married. We also have five grandchildren. They are a great blessing to us and the source of great joy. I have been a banker for 35 years. I have also been actively involved in Scouting for 30 years. I grew up in a farming community and helped my dad build houses. It gives me great pleasure to see things grow and to make things happen. I enjoy working with wood, reading adventure stories and learning about history. Although I do not do as much camping and hiking as in the past I still love the outdoors and the beauty of nature.

Why I am a Mormon

I may have started out as a Mormon because of my ancestors. My great, great grandfather joined the Mormon Church in England in 1844. However, I am a Mormon today because of what I know and believe. Knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ has come to me quietly and convincingly over the years. As I have studied and prayed about its principles, I have been assured of its truthfulness by the comforting whisperings of the Holy Ghost. As I have strived to live its principles and witnessed its many blessings in my life and in the lives of my family, friends and associates, the witness has become increasing sure until it is undeniable and unshakeable. As surely as I know anything, I know that God the Eternal Father lives. He knows who I am. He knows my strengths and my weaknesses. He loves me and when I allow Him, He guides every aspect of my life. I know that Jesus Christ is His Son and my brother. He came to earth in all humility to provide me an opportunity to return to my Father. His atonement allows me to be cleansed from sin, if I am obedient to His command and if I am willing to offer him the sacrifice my will. The gospel He taught is found in the scriptures, especially in the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. His gospel and His Priesthood were restored in their fullness by Joseph Smith who is and was a modern prophet, seer and revelator. Today that gospel is taught and administered by living prophets, seers and revelators, even Thomas S Monson, the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who with his counselors and the Quorum of Twelve Apostles hold the keys of the Holy Priesthood by which they guide and direct the work and affairs of the Kingdom of God on the earth today. I so testify this to be true, in the holy name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my family, friends and my fellow man. By doing this I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am dedicated to doing His will and following His example. It so happens that at the present time I have been given the responsibility to shepherd a flock of His saints. It is an awesome and occasionally overwhelming responsibility. I am humbled and blessed as He strengthens me and increases my capacity. Previous to this assignment I served as a teacher for three year old children. It matters not where or in what capacity we serve, it only matters that we are available to do His work in whatever capacity He asks of us.

What is faith?

Scott
Faith may be one of the most difficult concepts of the gospel to really understand. I have learned that you must think of faith as verb. Faith is found in the things that we do, our thoughts and our actions. When we do the things that Jesus asks of us, to live in righteousness, to be kind and to serve our fellow man, trusting that in so doing we will qualify for promised blessings; when we act upon the promptings of the Holy Ghost which will always lead us to repent and to improve, then we experience the miracle of Christ's atonement to take away our sins and we are empowered by Him to become better people. Faith is not a noun. It is not something we can have or hold. It is a verb and it is found in the choices we make and the actions we take. Show more Show less