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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Wyoming, and now I am a mechanical engineer. I have a beautiful wife and two great kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It's a busy life. With a young career, a young family, and church responsibilities there is not much time for anything else, but somehow we find time. I'm the scout master in our troop, so I have the opportunity to be in the outdoors a lot... Which I like! My wife and kids enjoy hiking and camping also, so I get to be outdoors even more... Which I like too! My other interests are basketball (which I play once per week), computer games (which I play too much), and rock climbing (which I haven't done in a couple years).

Why I am a Mormon

It's true! I grew up in the LDS church, so initially I went because that is what we did in our family. Eventually, just like everyone who is going to stay committed to something, I had to start standing on my own beliefs, and faith. That process occurred over many years and countless spiritual experiences. I have had prayers answered, I have seen miracles, I have been healed by the power of the Priesthood, and I have seen lives changed through the knowledge of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ; however, the experiences which have been most impactful to my life are the many times I have received the witness, through the Spirit, that Jesus is my Savior. I was once asked how I reconcile my faith (I’m a Mormon), and my knowledge of science (I'm also an engineer)? My answer was that I tested it; I felt the spirit tell me it was true, and I can’t ignore that fact. This explanation seamed to make sense to my inquisitive friend; hopefully it will help you in some way too. To elaborate further; the LDS Church proclaims that you can know in your heart and in your mind that Jesus is the Christ, that God lives and loves us (his spirit children), and that you can know by the power of the Holy Ghost that this is true. This is done by reading the Book of Mormon, thinking seriously about its’ contents, and praying to our Father in Heaven to know if it is true. The Spirit works though our feelings, and that is how I know that it is true. I have felt the Spirit tell me it is true. The gospel of Jesus Christ is true, but the only way you can know for yourself is through the Spirit. May God bless you!

How I live my faith

In recent years, I've been blessed with the opportunity to work with the 12 and 13 year old young men in our congregation as the scout master. We get to do cool stuff like explore caves, hike the Grand Canyon, and shoot guns. We have a great time, and the young men are able to learn new skills that will serve them throughout their lives. I also have the opportunity to serve as a home teacher. Home teaching is a program in the LDS Church where men and young men ages 14 and up are asked to visit specific families in the congregation and minister to them. Through the years I have seen this program help several families get through some very trying times. We cannot always make problems go away, but we can support one another so we can get through them easier. I really like the Lords’ program of Home Teaching because it allows us to focus our efforts at a local level where I believe these efforts should be made.