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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a student and a creative writer. I'm a young single adult and a friend. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young single adult. By that I mean I'm in my twenties and not married. For several years I've been away from home to attend college. I love learning, and even though I miss my family, I trust that this is what is best right now. I recently moved again, and once again I've had to meet new people and make new friends. It's a growing experience. I love it! In honesty, I would also love to marry a wonderful young lady. I'm sure God will help and bless us according to his perfect kindness. I go forward with life, enjoying the happiness that comes from productive, virtuous living. Since I've been on my own for several years, I've gained more appreciation for friendship. I want to be a reliable friend. I want to be somebody that is available to listen, and to make conversation. It's tough to make the time while so busy with school, but I do my very best. And it's worth it! One of my favorite things to do is stay active--especially cardio exercise, like running and Ultimate Frisbee. Also hiking to waterfalls, soccer, basketball, swimming, etc. I also love the arts. I like seeing plays at the theater and practicing lindy-hop swing on the dance floor. And I claim to be a creative writer. Being a creative writer is much easier than being an author, because you don't have to publish anything! It's great!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and while I was young, my parents and church leaders taught me about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I was eight years old when I was baptized, and I still remember the desire I had to follow Jesus. As a teenager, I had difficult decisions to make. I considered again what I believed and what I knew to be true. I knew that happiness comes from following Christ. I could see that in the examples of my friends and our parents. I could feel that happiness myself as I studied the scriptures and lived by the principles they contain. Studying the scriptures helped me make good decisions that continue to bring me happiness, such as the decision to stay clear of addictions, the decision to prepare for college, and the decision to be virtuous and chaste. But for me, I wanted something more than living in happiness from following wise counsel and making good choices. I wanted to know if it was the truth, if Christ was really the Son of God. Moreover, I wanted to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the restored Church of Jesus Christ, led by him now just as it was led by him in antiquity. So I read the Book of Mormon, which God directed Joseph Smith to translate. I understood that if the Book of Mormon was truly from God, then Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and all the modern-time prophets of the Church after him were likewise directed by Jesus Christ. I read the Book of Mormon. I searched the scriptures for answers to my questions. I knelt many times and prayed, and asked God, in the name of Christ, if the Book of Mormon is really from him. God answered my prayers with a feeling of peace in my heart and understanding in my mind. I know that the Book of Mormon is from God, as is the Bible. And I know the Church is led by Christ, the Son of God. This has been confirmed to me again many times, especially as I've done my best to serve in the Church and follow Christ.

How I live my faith

In my local church congregation, I serve as an assistant clerk over membership records. Jesus said, "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine" (John 10:14). By keeping records of the people in the congregation, church leaders are better able to know families and individuals in the congregation and direct efforts to help with spiritual and temporal needs. "And their names were taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God" (Moroni 6:4). This is my role as a clerk. It is an unpaid, volunteer position, just like the positions in the Church's ministry. I also feel that one of my most important roles right now is to be a friend to others. One way I do this is by going to the congregation's young single adult "home evening," a weekly get-together that is similar to the weekly tradition of many strong families. We take turns in leading that week's lesson from the scriptures and the words of modern prophets. We also plan fun activities. Anybody can come who wants to be spiritually uplifted and have a good time. It's awesome that everything we do is completely clean, including no alcohol. (Being alcohol-free is standard among the people of the Church.) We've played sports, had dinner together, and played a surprisingly fun game of hiding a coin in a room and having others find it! We are always coming up with new ideas. During games like these, we can be ourselves and include others and just be friends. When we're strengthening each other in following Christ, and when we're just having fun together, it's good for everyone. One of my most important roles right now is as a friend. I also live my faith by working hard in my career. I've received the gift of life, of time, and of a capable mind. I love putting my mind and skills to work in helping others! I see working as an opportunity to be able to provide for my future family, and as a way to contribute to society. My career is a part of my life of service.