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Hi I'm Scotty Brezenski

I grew up in Alaska and I love the outdoors. Serving a mission in Indiana is the place to be! And, you guessed it... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the oldest of seven (1 brother and 5 sisters), and I love every minute that I have to spend with my family. I love to hunt, fish, and bike with my dad and brother. I also love to hang out with my friends and play basketball. Basketball is ultimately my favorite sport and I always have time to play. I believe that you are NEVER too busy to do something that you love. As for winter, I am a snowboardin' fool! Although I am not one of those crazy adrenaline junkies that do all they can to get big air, I DO enjoy an occasional jump and I love to carve fresh powder on the side of mountains. I love ski resorts, but going where Mother Nature leads me is much more thrilling! All in all, if it doesn't involve much work and it is outdoors, you will probably find me smack-dab in the middle of it!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, because of the values that I have learned. Those values in turn have given me a solid foundation that will last the rest of my life. I believe that the stronger the foundation, the stronger the house, and the gospel is the strongest foundation anyone can ask for. It will keep us on the straight and narrow path and will guide us through the difficult world that we all live in as long as we allow it to do so. Another reason that I am a member of the Church is because of the great happiness that comes with it. Why am I happy? I am happy because I have a lot of the answers to questions that can't be answered any other way. For example, the gospel gives me a better outlook on life. I KNOW what happened before this life and I KNOW where I am going. This life isn't the end and I know that by living righteously I will be with my family in the next life. My family is very important to me and I cannot imagine living for eternity without my family. That is why I am a Mormon, because we have the answers to some of life's greatest questions.

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply by the WAY I live. I obey the laws of the land, I am honest, I am respectful, I read the scriptures and pray everyday, I go to church every Sunday and I serve others. I am an Eagle Scout and service is not only a big part of scouting but it is the nature of my faith. We as Latter-Day Saints love to help those who stand in need of our help and you will always find us at the sights of many natural disasters around the world. Service is the best way that we can show how we live our faith. And now I am on a mission in Indiana and I serve people everyday. I also share with them the things that I have learned at church and help them improve their lives through living the gospel. If it wasn't for what I learned in church and at home, I wouldn't be on my mission. I want people to have the same joy that I have, so I devote two years of my life to this work in order to bring people to the knowledge of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Scotty Brezenski
The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. Just like the Bible, it contains the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. While the Bible takes place in the Old World, the Book of Mormon takes place in the New World. It starts out with a family that left Jerusalem before it was destroyed and came over to the New World. The Book of Mormon tells of their struggles as human beings, but also of their triumphs as children of God. When the people were righteous, God led them and taught them through prophets. When they were wicked, God discontinued leading them and teaching them. We see that cycle happen again and again in the Book of Mormon and serves as an example to us, to NOT follow in their footsteps but to always choose the right. The crowning event in the Book of Mormon is when Jesus Christ Himself appeared to the people here in the New World after his Crucifixion and Resurrection. He said in the New Testament, "Other sheep I have which are not of this fold, them also I must bring" (John 10:16). As the Good Shepard, He came and taught his Gospel to those here in the New World. He set up His church and called 12 Apostles to lead it. At the end of the Book of Mormon, the last prophet, Moroni, challenges us to read and pray to know that the Book of Mormon is true, and when taken literally, it brings the assurance that the Book of Mormon is true. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Scotty Brezenski
NO!! We help everyone we can! For example, when there are huge disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the earthquake in Haiti, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are there helping those who may have lost homes and loved ones. Another example is the full-time missionaries that you see walking the streets in white shirts and ties. Their main goal as servants of the Lord is to bring more of His children to the knowledge of the restored gospel and to receive the blessings that accompany that knowledge. As Jesus Christ said in Mark 2: 17, "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Church is not for perfect people and we help as many people as we can come to the knowledge of Christ's gospel. Show more Show less