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Hi I'm Scott

I'm learning to play golf, I still love 1970s music and I relish eating dessert first. I'm a Christian and a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife and children! My parents were very good athletes. My father was an exceptionally great basketball player and coach. I excelled in the game through him. Now I am too slow to play the game; so, I bought a fishing boat. Unfortunately, pop and I didn't catch enough fish for the time we spent trying; so, we joined a country club. It may be the best of both worlds because we can play golf together and fish (for balls) at the same time.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager I felt like Superman, you know, "run faster jump higher ..." then, after high school I blew out my knee playing football. I was cocky, selfish and insecure enough to think I could make a deal with the Lord to heal my knee and I would grace His school with my basketball talent. Although my knee didn't miraculously heal my spirit began to. For the first time I began to pray every morning and night. After a few months I realized my emotional lows seemed to fade. Then I took my mother's challenge to find out for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ was right for me. I decided to listen to the Book of Mormon on cassette. The narrator's voice seemed to take on the characters of the story - the account came alive to me. By the time I was finished I believed the Book of Mormon was an authentic record written by ancient prophets on the western hemisphere and translated by Joseph Smith. (The King James version of the bible being written by prophets living on the eastern hemisphere.) The Bible and the Book of Mormon are separate accounts written by prophets an ocean apart designed to prepare the people for the coming and mission of our Savior Jesus Christ. Then I was touched by a talk I heard at college calling upon young men and women to prepare themselves to be leaders among their peers. I decided the best way to prepare myself for this calling was to serve a mission for the Lord. My next two years as a full-time missionary was worth ten years of higher education. I returned home with a deeper love and testimony of the Savior's atonement and Plan of Salvation. Life still throws me curves and sometimes I've felt like throwing in the towel. But so many personal experiences in the last thirty-two years have reinforced my faith and dependance upon Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have volunteered in many positions with the youth of my community: coaching soccer, baseball, basketball, scout master and Sunday school teacher. I am far from the example I would like to be but I still have time, energy and the desire to improve.