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Hi I'm Scott

Moved to Arizona in 1984. My lifes greatest accomplishment is raising 6 wonderful kids. 12 beautiful Grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, the heartland of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Growing up in Utah tends to have it's advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages was taking the church for granted. It wasn't until we moved to Arizona, that I truly began to appreciate what a special privilege it was to be a member of the Church. At an early age I discovered an interest in sports - basketball, baseball, football, wrestling. I spent most of my high school years playing whatever sport that was in season. I accepted a football scholarship at BYU in 1973 and played my freshman year, before leaving on a 2 year mission to Australia. On my return back home from Australia, I finished up my football and college experience at BYU. Having married my high school sweetheart in the meantime, and 2 kids later, we moved back to SLC and began my professional career in financial planning. A few years later (1984), we had a job opportunity that took us to Mesa, AZ. We quickly fell in love with the desert and the people, and have raised our 6 children here in the desert. As mentioned I enjoy sports, and instead of playing, I have resigned myself to just watching. I enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunsets, and working in my yard and taking care of the garden. But my greatest joy comes from my family and being together with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, having been taught the gospel by wonderful parents who kept the commandments and did all in their power to raise a rightous family. Even though my parents have passed on, I look forward to one day seeing them again so that I can tell them how much I love them and appreciate their efforts and sacrifice. I didn't take that opportunity as often as I should have while they were with us. Even though someone is born and raised in the church, it doesn't mean that they automatically know the church is true. Like most people that investigate the church, there generally is some sort of conversion process, where the Holy Ghost whispers to your heart, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lords kingdom on earth. When the Spirit whispers to your heart the truthfulness of things, there is no doubt - you know it is true and you can't deny it. However, with that said, and perhaps being an exception to the rule, I can't remember a time or place in my life that all of a sudden, I knew the church was true. The testimony that I have, has been with me my entire life. Almost as if it came with me from our pre-mortal life, as though I was born with it. I have always known that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true, I have never doubted. Throughout my life, I have received many silent whisperings of the Spirit, telling me that this work is true. It would be hard for me to imagine what my life would be like without the knowledge and understanding I have that the Saviors church has been restored back to the earth in these latter days, through a prophet of God. It has brought more peace and happiness to me and my family than I could ever imagine. As the world continues to darken in sin, the true gospel of Jesus Christ stands as a beacon of light to the world. This is His church, and it is being guided and directed through a living Prophet of God. I know this to be true!

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have had many opportunities to serve. Service in the church is one of the great blessings that we receive to help us to become more like the Savior. Service in the church is not confined to helping just other members of the Church, but it gives us the opportunity to help all of our Heavenly Fathers children. Once a person has an understanding of who they really are, and that we are all brothers and sisters of a loving Heavenly Father, it helps us to be less selfish and start to think about others more than ourselves. Through out my life, I have had opportunities to serve in many capacities. Everywhere from the children to the youth, and the adults. I also served on a Inter-Faith council in the area where I live, where I had the opportunity to work with other churchs and faiths, in promoting community involvement in helping struggling families. Being a member of the church, I feel a responsibility to be a good example to those around me, starting with my own family, and then to others. I enjoy helping my neighbors. Through this service, we begin to become more like our Heavenly Father. I suppose that is the reason for the Saviors church being here on the earth. So we can obtain a body, learn through experience, learn to serve and love others, and also receive the necessary ordinances of the gospel, in an effort to help us change our lives, so that we can become more like him. I know that though these sacred ordinances we can be together with our families forever.