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Hi I'm Scott Douglas

I grew up non-denominational Christian. I am a fireman and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Scott and I'm an outdoor enthusiast. Hunting is my passion, along with fishing, camping, hiking, boating, traveling, sports, exercising (ie running, lifting, crossfit and core training). Basically anything that makes you sweat. I'm a Firefighter/Paramedic and I love working in the big city. I get to help people on a daily basis and have the humbling opportunity of saving lives. Running into burning buildings and fighting fires is an incredible rush that my wife would rather not hear about; however, she is happy to listen to my stories of delivering babies and reviving someone in a medical emergency. I love living life to the fullest and spending my freetime doing anyhting with my wife and children. I truely have been blessed with amazing family and friends who continually provide an example to me of how to be a good person.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since 1999. I was raised in a non-denominational Christian home with wonderful parents and siblings. In high school I had a few friends who I played soccer with who always seemed to act a little different than the rest of my friends. I soon learned that they were "Mormon". I knew nothing of their faith, only how they lived their life. Clean. Reverent. They had fun without the drinking, swearing and drugs. They had a light in them that I could see and feel. Without even realizing it I began asking them questions. I spent time in their homes. They prayed together as a family and at meals. They read the scriptures and applied the teachings in their lives. They were not perfect yet they were good and kind. I asked to meet with the missionaries. I went through probably 10 sets of sister missionaries who frequently asked me how I felt. As a proud young man talking about my feelings wasn't the first thing on my mind. Little did I realize that my feelings were the answer to my many prayers about the truth of The Book of Mormon and if this truely was the Lord's church. My parents got wind of my new-found interest in the LDS church and they were not happy. They had me meet with many anti-mormon groups and I read many books revealing the "truth" about the mormons. Funny, they never asked any Mormon's about their beliefs. I studied and researched and found answers to questions and then would continue this process relentlessly for 2 years. Everytime I would find the answer to a question there would be 5 more waiting. How was I to know what to do? It took much prayer, reading in the scriptures and many conversations with my close LDS friends to help me understand that the fruits of the Spirit like peace, joy and happiness were God's way of testifying of the truthfulness of the the church. The missionaries were right. The church was true and I knew it. I was baptized. One year later I was a missionary myself.

How I live my faith

The Lord's church is a wonderful organization of service, giving and gratitude. All have the opportunity to participate in service and recieve the blessings of Christ's love.  I enjoy service in my church and community by participating in the Prison-Ministry program put on in my area. Here I have the opportunity to write letters to a man serving time in prison and go down to visit him. It is amazing to feel and see how the atonement, even the Lord's sacrifice for us is being exercised in the lives of the individuals that are behind those prison walls. There truely is a repentant feeling of love in that solemn concrete enviornment were men of sorrow tread. I have learned much from this experience in my life and I feel greatly blessed by these experiences, even more blessed than the men that we visit. I also have the opportunity to serve as a Ward Missionary in the area where I live. This gives me opportunities to work with the full-time missionaries and share my conversion experiences with those investigators of the church that they teach. I also visit two families in our congregation each month. With a companion we meet for a half hour or so and share a short lesson on the scriptures and check on the well-being of that family. If there is anything we can assist them with we are there to help. It really is a wonderful feeling to be able to provide service to others and feel of the Savior's love.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Scott Douglas
I personally know that we can feel in our hearts through the Holy Ghost the truthfulness of all things. God's love is ever present in our lives and while life doesn't always seem fair or go to plan, there is always a Father in Heaven who is mindful of us and all that we are going through. He is aware when we seek for further light and knowledge. He wants us to be happy. The gospel of Jesus Christ is here on the earth and our heavenly parent is ready to bless us with all that he has. If will will humbly bow our heads in prayer and ask him if the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and if Joseph Smith is really a prophet He will testify to the truthfulness of these things by the power of the Holy Ghost, even through the feelings in our heart. The Bible tells us that the fruits of the Spirit are hope, joy and peace. If you feel these swelling emotions in your heart as I have, than you too will know that these things are true! And what a wonderful knowledge that is to have...even the greatest knowledge that one can possess! Show more Show less