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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon. I have spent most of my life living in Nebraska and have been a railroader for almost 40 years.

About Me

I have enjoyed an active life and have enjoyed hiking, mountain climbing, white water rafting and sports. Coaching my kids in various sports has been one of the great pleasures of life. Taking older boy scouts on high adventure trips gives me lots of opportunities to introduce the outdoors to others. My wife and I have been active in foster care and have enjoyed the numerous kids who have been in our home. We may never be empty nesters. I have been a railroader and due to my job have been all over the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

I am more involved in being a Mormon now than I was in my youth. My family situation and living where there were no other Mormons growing up resulted in only occasional church activity. Going to a Mormon college gave me an opportunity to meet others and start me thinking about what being a Mormon actually meant. My family had always been active in local service opportunities so when given opportunities to do the same thing in the church seemed natural. What was new to me was that others had this thing called faith. Lots of people had problems but they always had faith that God was looking out for them. Overtime it became apparent to me that God was watching out for them even when they had problems. As I ran into problems I learned it was easier to cope with them by accepting that God would not make them impossible. Even when my first marriage ended in divorce their was a lot of support from others. I have received many blessings and believe being a Mormon has improved my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently working with the youth and enjoy this. I am involved in in scouting, dances, service projects and other social activities. I have been impressed with their wiling to serve. This year we have helped at the homeless mission, the Salvation Army and with flood relief. The church is a believer in personal growth through service to others and I am lucky to see this in action. There are some of our youth who have less than those we help and it is amazing to see them jump at the chance to help others. I appreciate that the youth keep such high standards when 'lots of the world do not.