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Hi I'm Scott Adkins

I have lived in Ohio since I was 9. I'm a full time student and Nurse's Aide. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full-time student and STNA working at a long-term care facility. I am an artist that enjoys drawing and painting as well as photography. Some of my hobbies include music, video games, STAR WARS, reading and writing and good movies (hard to come by). I love to spend time with my parents and sisters and believe that family is not only one of the most important things in life, but also the place where we grow the most. I love to learn new things and am unquenchably interested in mysticism and the nature of existence of the world and universe. I like to consider myself a very spiritual and deep minded person. I have a very big sense of humor and i LOVE to make others laugh. It is one of my favorite pastimes. Laughter can heal the deepest of wounds, in my opinion. I also enjoy helping other people as much as i can. There is a very great sense of satisfaction in knowing you have helped to make someone's life better, even if just through a simple smile. I love conversations and discussions on any topic and love to hear what other people think, feel, and believe.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of mormons and was baptized first when I was 8 yrs. old. I always believed in Jesus and knew this gospel and Church was true, but it was something I took for granted because it was always there. It was something that belonged to my parents and was shared with me. A truth I have only recently come to understand is that it wasn't something that felt like it was mine, something that I had not fully integrated internally. When I became an adult, around ages 18 to 19, I stopped going to church and was more interested in the wonders of the world; friends, romance, partying, etc. Long story short, I was eventually excommunicated, but the process wasn't handled according to proceedure and I became angry not at the individual, but at the Church as a whole. I never lost my faith or beliefs, but i didn't practice them the way I should have been. Over 10 yrs. went by while i struggledwith the challenges this world throws at you; financial problems, disintegrating friendships, failing relationships, deaths, and so on. I failed my 3rd quarter of Nursing and came to an all-time low. I was grieving for the death of an ex-girlfriend that has so far been the love of my life and the rest of my life was in shambles. One day I was gazing out of a window at some trees when I had a mental vision of a hundred or so men, traveling backwards in time until i came to men wearing robes and traveling through a desert. They were Melchizedek Preisthood holders. I heard a small voice, barely above a whisper, tell me that He still loved me. I made the decision right then that I needed to rejoin this Church. I was rebaptized on the 13th of July, 2011. It is the great love within this Church, the service we perform for others, and the fullness of the gospel from both the Book of Mormon and the Bible that prove to me that this is the restored Church. No other church has the answers to life's hardest, most fundamental questions every person from every walk of life has.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first by attending church every sunday, studying my scriptures, and praying as often as I can. I serve the Church as much as I am able by offering a helping hand not only where it is asked for, but also anywhere I can see it is needed. I volunteer as often as the opportunity presents without stepping beyond my own limitations and skills. I participate in activities, preparation and clean-up, as often as possible and I try to sustain all the teachers and leaders in the Church by reading my lessons and participating as much as possible in classes and meetings. Most importantly though, I use the scriptures, and those individuals within them, as an example as to how to live my life. I strive to be as faithful and doubtless as the young Stripling Warriors as they fought battle-hardened soldiers with a life-time of experience more than they had, as brave in my beliefs and labors as Teancum when he single-handedly invaded enemy camps and slew their leaders, and as steadfast and unwavering in my faith and integrity as Moroni when he witnessed the barbarity of his own people before they came to an end at the hands of the Lamanites. The Book of Mormon and the Bible together hold all the answers to life's questions; what is the purpose of life, why are we here, what is my purpose, what happens after we die? I strive to be a good example to those within and without our Church. I try to be a good missionary to non-members without being pushy and seeming accusatory. I will fulfill my callings to the best of my ability and with as much confidence and humility as I can muster. This Church, in the entirety of scripture, modern-day prophecy, and current divine minitration, has made me a better, fuller person. Through the paths outlined by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I am on the road to reaching my full potential not only as a human being, but as a Child of God. I would invite anyone with a sincere heart to investigate what we have to offer.