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Hi I'm Scott

I'm an educator, principal, and veteran. I'm a husband and a father. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate of Brigham Young University and true blue through and through. I am a public school principal and an educator and I work with at-risk youth at the local alternative high school. I am retired Army and a veteran of the Iraq War. I participate in the local American Legion post. When I was young I thought that I would do something significant to change the world. While serving in Iraq my priorities shifted and as I have grown older I have come to realize that the most important work I will ever do will be within the walls of my own home. I have an incredible wife of 27 years and three beautiful daughters. I could not be prouder of them all.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints makes perfect sense to me. It is an organization rich with opportunity to serve others.The fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is contained in its doctrine. It has answers to the questions of the heart that I have not seen any where else. What is the purpose of this life? Is there a Heavenly Father? Does life continue after I leave t his Earth? Can I be with my family throughout the eternities? These questions have answers that are clear. God is just and merciful. He loves all of His children and He has prepared a way for us all to return to live in His presence. He has provided for us prophets and apostles that continue to direct the affairs of His church with His sin Jesus Christ at the head. I know that these things are true through careful reading of the scriptures, thoughtful prayer and pondering and living the teachings of this church.

How I live my faith

As a young boy I attended seminary early in the morning before going to school. I studied the scriptures and developed a deep sense of what is right and wrong. I tried not to hurt others around me. I left home when I was 19 to be a missionary and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in Finland. I developed a deep love for the people. I went into teaching as a profession because I thought that it would be a good way to live a life of service. I felt that I shared something with the Savior. He loves the children as I do. I enjoy serving fellow members of my local congregation. Over the years I have taught in Sunday School all age groups. I have served as a scout leader. I have had the opportunity to serve in many leadership capacities. I have tried to provide meaningful service to those around me who needed my help. I have tried to be forgiving of others and of myself. I am far from perfect. I have many faults. But, I have tried to act in ways that are in accordance with the Golden Rule.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Scott
Worthy young men and young women that desire to serve are called to full time missions. Young men may serve at age 18 and young women at age 19. A mission is voluntary and paid for by the families of missionaries. Those who desire to serve but do not have enough money to do so can be funded through contributions of other members of the church. No worthy, able young person is denied the opportunity to serve a mission. Seniors who are retired and whose families are grown may also serve missions. There are several opportunities which include full-time proselyting, service-oriented, church history site volunteers, family history volunteers, etc. These opportunities are found all over the world. Show more Show less