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Hi I'm Scott

I am an attorney and I love my family,folk music, fly fishing and spending time at the lake with my grandkids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love people. I am happiest when I am involved in serving others. It started when I was a missionary in Australia, and now my family enjoys going to Latin American countries and building homes for people that could not get them any other way. My children first went with my wife and I to Honduras to build. Later, all of their spouses and now even our grandchildren love doing the same thing in Mexico. We love to go to see the homes we have built over the last 12 years, and the happy families who worked along side of us to build their own homes. Years ago, we would go on snow skiing vacations after Christmas. We took our family for the next couple of years on the building projects instead of skiing. Then we asked our children if they would rather go back to skiing, or keep on building during that vacation. They all wanted to go on building. We haven'e skied very much in the last several years, but none of us would trade the experiences we have had. We grew closer to each other and learned to have a greater love for our brothers and sisters south of the border.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but I had to learn for myself that it was something that I could believe all the days of my life. During the 60's, change was everywhere. I was in school, and one of only a few members of my church that were in my school. Many people felt that members of the church were racist. I had good friends who were members of other races.I wanted to know if my church was true. I had always heard that if anyone wanted to know for himself if it was true, just read that Book of Mormon and pray about it. I felt the need to know if the Book of Mormon was really scripture, and if it was from God, or if it was the product of a man. I had learned that Joseph Smith said that he had received a record, engraved on gold plates, from an angel who had been a prophet in the Americas 1400 years earlier. From that ancient record, he claimed to have translated, by the gift and power of God, the Book of Mormon. I knew that the Savior said that if we wanted to know if something was from God, or of man, we should "prove all things and hold fast to that which is good". He also said that if "any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." Joseph Smith had read those words, in the book of Ephesians, in the Bible, and had put it to the test. That is how he gained his knowledge, and I felt I could do the same thing. I read the Book of Mormon and then prayed to know if it was true. I wanted to know more than I had wanted anything in my life up to that point in time. I received an answer to my prayer that I could not deny. I committed to live the gospel of Jesus Christ for all of the rest of my life. Every part of my life now is touched by my faith in my Savior, and that faith has sustained me through every trial that life has offered me so far.

How I live my faith

I said that I am happiest when I am serving others. The Church gives us many opportunities to serve. In fact, serving is a part of everything we do. I currently work with the young men and women of our church, aged 12 to 18. I also work with the younger children, as well. Kids remind me that life will always go on. They seem so able to accept others and only judge based on the kindness,or lack of kindness, that they are shown. They seem to have such a simple faith. I love to hear what they have to say about almost any topic.