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Hi I'm Scott McAllister

I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I love golfing, reading, traveling and time with my wonderful family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Portland, Oregon and have a great family. My siblings, my parents, my grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles were all influential in my upbringing. My family is most important to me. For this reason, there is nothing that I would rather do then spend time with my wife and two children today. Whether it be yard work, attending their activities, taking them to dinner with their friends or just having a daddy-daughter date, there is nothing more important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to have parents that were already Mormon. So going to church for me was easy. I remember going with my young friends to Primary where we would sing songs and listen to stories from the scriptures. I enjoyed associating with friends that had common beliefs and values that made it easier for me to be obedient. But I always wanted to share my happiness with others and was blessed to live in the country of Colombia where I was able to serve the people there and help them understand why I have been so blessed. I know that God loves me and has a plan for me. If I am obedient to His commandments, I can receive blessings beyond measure. One of those great blessings is that of eternal families. Our families can be together forever...not just until death. We will live together for the eternities if we live our lives in a way that makes God pleased with our choices. This knowledge of eternal families keeps me going every day.

How I live my faith

I know that I am far from being perfect, but being willing to try to do what is right is a part of our challenges each and every day. We try to read scriptures together as a family every day. We try to pray together as a family every day. Even when I am out of town traveling on business, we Skype in the morning as we do scripture study and family prayer together. I also am so blessed to get to serve as the 1st counselor to our Bishop who oversees our entire congregation ("ward") of about 350 people. I get to attend youth outings, participate in regular activities but more than anything, I get to serve with each of these people in our ward as we try to strengthen each other and bring others unto Jesus.