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Hi I'm Scott Shipley

I'm a disabled US Navy Veteran. I'm active in the PTA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served in the United States Navy for 16 years. While in boot camp I joined the LDS Church. I am back in school to earn my BS in Electrical Engineering. I am married and have 6 kids. I am active in the PTA at the School, District, and regional levels.

Why I am a Mormon

While in boot camp I attended my first LDS services. The message that was taught to me by the missionaries touched me in such a way that I knew it was true. The love with which they shared their message was the same as Christ showed when he taught His parables. As I learned more about the Church I learned more about Christ and his plan for us. Through the trials in my life I have come to depend on the Lord even more than I ever thought I would need to.

How I live my faith

Most of my service in the church has been as a teacher. I have also worked in the nursery and with the boy scouts.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Scott Shipley
The Atonement was Christ suffering for our sins. He felt the sins and pains of everyone who ever lived. He did this so that he can understand the pain we are going through. When we face trials and sickness in our lives we can turn to Him, because he knows exactly what we are going through and through the Holy Ghost can give us the comfort and guidance we need. Through His atoning sacrifice and our obedience to his Commandments we can return to live with Him again. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Scott Shipley
There is a prophet on the earth today. It is Thomas S. Monson. Just as in Christ's day we have Apostles and Prophets to guide and teach the Church. When a Prophet dies, the responsibility falls on the next senior apostle. This ensures that it is the Lord who chooses His Prophet and not a political process. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Scott Shipley
The purpose of this life is to show our obedience to our Heavenly Father. While hear He wants us to be happy and to find joy in our lives. One way that we find this joy is through our family. When we die that joy does not have to end. Jesus gave the power to seal families together and that power is on the earth today. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Scott Shipley
Jesus was and is our example in all things. Even though he was without sin, he was baptized as an example to us of what we should do. Baptism is a symbolic ordinance that one must take to show obedience to God's commandments. Because this is a choice and a cleansing of sin, children are not baptized until they reach an age of accountability for knowing right from wrong. Show more Show less