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Hi I'm Scott

I'm curious about everything. I love new people and experiences. I'm a husband, father, and grandfather. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew in a small town in Utah and had an idyllc upbringing. I have always had a curious nature and gravitated to scientific and technical subjects in my education. Fascinated with the human brain, I chose a career in Computer Science to, in a small way, simulate the function of the brain. I love to learn and gain new experiences, whether it is traveling to see the wonders and beauties of the world, visiting a museum, experiencing a foreign culture or as a "foodie" eating something that I've never tried before. Someday I want to know everything there is to know about everything. I love uplifting music, good movies, history and stargazing at night. I have a wonderful wife, 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren who I spend time with whenever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

There are several reasons that I'm a Mormon. 1. I am a 5th generation Mormon. That is, my parents, my 4 grandparents, all 8 of my great-grandparents and 11 of my 16 great-great grandparents were faithful members of the LDS church going back to the 1800s. So the simple answer is that I was born into the Church. I don't know any other way of life and I count myself fortunate. 2. Although I was raised as a Mormon, and grew up immersed in the culture of the Church, I am a Mormon because of so many evidences that the Church is true. I'm very analytical and when I consider all the anthropological, historical, and theological aspects of the Church, it simply all makes sense. We may not know all things at this time, such as how the Creation happened, or how God came to be God, but the body of scientific and empirical evidence that we do have is so rich that it's clear to me the Church is true. 3. I know the Church is true because of all the blessings I've received through my membership in the Church. Jesus said, "by their fruits ye shall know them." I have found that the closer I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, the better life is. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me how to become a better person and how to have eternal joy in this life and in the life to come. I know the atonement of Christ makes it possible for me to change and become the person I want to be. 4. However, the most important reason I am a Mormon is from a spiritual witness of its truth. Countless times I have felt a strong confirmation in my heart that these things are true. This burning inner conviction from the Spirit is the real reason for my commitment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live each day with an attitude of service and doing good. In everything I do, and everywhere I go, I want to leave each place a little better and each person a little happier. In raising my family, I have done my best to build a strong family with family activities, daily family scripture study and family prayer. I have striven to teach my children by precept and example to fulfill church responsibilities and be service-minded in all aspects of life. Every member of the Church has an assigned responsibility to serve. I am currently a consultant working in the Family History (genealogy) library. My job is to help people--both Mormons and non-Mormons--who visit the library to locate and research their ancestors. I also work with our young men in the Boy Scout program sponsored by my congregation.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Scott
Before we were born on this earth, we all lived as spirits with God, our Heavenly Father. We enjoyed His presence and lived in joy and anticipation of the mortal life to come. When we left Heaven and came to Earth, we forgot everything about our pre-existence, but I believe there was a lingering feeling deep inside us that yearned to return to God's presence. When people hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that subconscious memory is awakened and they recognize its truth and are drawn to it. Show more Show less