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Hi I'm Scott

I love my wife, computers, helping others, and inventing. I'm studying engineering to change the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recently graduated engineering student and just celebrated my first anniversary of marriage to the most beautiful girl in the world. We are excitedly expecting the arrival of our first child! I enjoy sports, reading, electronics, taking things apart, fixing things, spending time with family and friends, but most of all I love learning, helping people, being a good friend, and feeling right with God.

Why I am a Mormon

While it's true that I was "born in the church", that is not the whole story. I have found in my life that the times when I'm happiest and grow closest to those around me are when I'm serving others. My faith has greatly blessed my life and is a positive influence for those around me. It gives me the hope for the future I need to get up each time I fall and carry on through the hard times in life. I have concluded by empirical evidence that happiness comes from applying the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life, namely being loving, patient, forgiving, and serving selflessly. But that is an explanation for being a Christian. I am a Mormon because the Holy Ghost has testified to my spirit that the Book of Mormon is true and of divine origin and that Joseph Smith was indeed called of God as he said. It's not something you can prove scientifically. But God can tell you that it is true in a way that is impossible to deny, and so it has happened to me. There are forms of spiritual communication that science has yet to understand and explain.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by obeying the teachings of Jesus Christ and loving and serving others. Faith is a principle of action, not idle belief. I really enjoy the way the Apostle James taught this in his book: "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." (James 1:22) Christ also taught that receiving and knowing the Gospel was not enough, but it required application: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." (Matt. 7:21) Having said that, I don't pretend to be perfect. I strive daily to live my faith but inevitably I will lose my patience or be selfish in a million different ways, but part of the Gospel is repentance (thank goodness!). So the other part of living my faith is daily repentance. Now obeying, loving, serving, and repenting, are very general, overarching ideals. How I translate that into everyday life is by helping others when I can (often with computers), working with the 14-15 year-old men in my neighborhood to teach them reverence and the principles and reasons of a Gospel lifestyle, participating in my congregation's choir, spending time with other members of the congregation and strengthening them, helping my fellow students understand the material, and in all ways being an example of the believers.