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Hi I'm Scott

I was born and raised in the south. I love to play the drums. I'm a finance exec and father of two. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a Mormon family but both of my parents were raised with different religions. My dad was a Southern Baptist and my mom was Jewish. Because of this, we were always taught to be very understanding of others religious beliefs. I now have a family of my own- a wife and two boys. The boys keep us busy but my wife and I try to take time as individuals and as a couple as well. I enjoy playing drums so I get together with friends whenever I can to jam and just hang out. I also love watching football and other sports with friends in the neighborhood.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up in the church, I remember my parents emphasizing the importance of me deciding for myself if I believed the things that I was being taught at home and at church. I had my doubts about the seemingly outrageous claims that there is a living prophet today and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. In the end, it all came down to how I felt when I read the Book of Mormon and when I listened to the prophet speak or read his words. The words connect with my soul in a way that I feel can only come from God. When I try to live the teachings of the church, I feel like the best parts of life really start to shine through. My family seems happier, my relationship with my wife is better, and even work seems to go better when I'm living the principles that are taught at church.

How I live my faith

I have an assignment at church to teach a youth sunday school class (ages 14 &15). They are bright kids with a real interest to know the truth about God and religious topics. Preparing a lesson for them each week also helps me to learn more about the gospel and think of ways that I can become a better father or husband. We try to make our religion a part of our every day decisions and the way we treat each other. But even more than that, the gospel helps me remember my divine potential. Knowing that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me and gave his Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for me helps me to rise above the little things in life that don't matter.