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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Retired, with over 35 years of service with the Federal Government, I now work part time at a local department store. I have 4 adult children, 6 Grandchildren, and 1 Great grandchild. I have lived in California, Kentucky, Texas, Alabama, Florida and now Colorado. I have always been interested in a variety of sports and have participated in many, including baseball, golf, football, handball, & racket ball. I enjoy going to movies, reading a good book and travel when possible. We especially like visiting our children and grandchildren. Married for 36 years, it is always a pleasure to spend time with my wife. Politically I am conservative, viewing the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence as very special documents that helped form the greatest country the world has ever known.

Why I am a Mormon

I think the main thing about being a Mormon is that it just feels right and true. Jesus Christ is our Savior. He was sent to earth for that purpose. Only he could have accomplished that task, he led a perfect life, he willingly gave up his life for all mankind. It is only by and through him that we can return to the Father after this life. He established a church during his ministry on earth. He chose apostles, and he bestowed upon them the gift of the Holy Ghost. The apostles were given Priesthood Authority to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They did exactly that for many years. However, their Priesthood Authority was lost went they died and a great apostasy took place. I believe that Christ's Church and Priesthood Authority was restored to the earth through a modern day Prophet, Joseph Smith. Christ's Church and Priesthood Authority exists today. I believe that Jesus Christ visited the people in the Americas after his resurrection to instruct and chose disciples to carry on his work. This is recorded in the Book of Mormon, another testament of the divinity of Jesus Christ. One principle of the Gospel that I love is that families can be together forever, and that marriage, under proper Priesthood Authority, can be for time and all eternity. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me the opportunity to serve others and this brings great joy into my life. Feeling the spirit work in my life and in the lives of those around me keeps me in balance and makes the hard times easier to bare. I believe the Savior lives and communicates with a living Prophet today. There is great happiness and joy by participating in and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I do my best to follow the principles of the Gospel. I don't smoke, indulge in liquor, drink coffee or tea. I pay a tithe of 10% to the Church each year. I also donate to other church funds such as Fast Offerings (fast for a day and give what I would have spent on food to the Church), Humanitarian Aid (the Church is know worldwide for its humanitarian efforts), and Perpetual Education fund (this helps needy students from all over the world with tuition payments and other costs associated with higher learning). I pray morning and night, I read and study the scriptures often, work at and attend the temple weekly. I have had various church duties which are voluntary. Currently, I serve as Cub Master for our pack, working with the 8 to 10 year old boys as they begin and progress in their scouting activities. Other positions I have held include, financial clerk, librarian, counselor to the Bishop, Boy Scout committee member, and Sunday School teacher. I am also a home teacher where my companion and I visit families each month to impart a gospel message and to receive updates on how the family is doing. I try to treat others as the Savior would treat them, which at times can be very difficult. But living a Gospel centered life helps tremendously with this life long endeavor.