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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Wisconsin. I'm a husband and father. I'm a veteran of the Navy. I'm a transportation professional. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful woman and we are the proud parents of seven children. My favorite recreational activity is playing basketball and I also enjoy photography, reading, playing with my children and cheering for the Green Bay Packers. I have been working in transportation for the past 15 years. Politically, I consider myself a Reagan conservative and believe that it is important to understand the issues and support politicians that are conservative, regardless of their party affiliation.

Why I am a Mormon

I met the Mormon missionaries at a county fair when I was 21. We both had booths in the same pavilion and we became friends during the week we were there. They gave me some pamphlets and a copy of the Book of Mormon. They later visited my store and invited me to learn more about their religion. I was an athiest and was not at all interested at first, but they were about my age and we were becoming friends so I accepted their invitation. The first lesson was about Joseph Smith and his first vision of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Since I didn't believe in God, I didn't believe their story, but it was compelling so I said they could return for another lesson. By the end of the third lesson I was beginning to accept that there could be a God and decided that if He existed, He would want me to believe in Him and He would lead me to the truth. I began reading their pamphlets and assigned scripture passages more earnestly. I felt compelled to determine if what they were teaching me was true. I remember that fall day in 1979 very clearly when I was watching TV and felt this very strong urging to read from the Book of Mormon. I only read a little bit when I felt another very strong urging to go to my bedroom to pray about the Book of Mormon, and if it was true, and if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I was only on my knees a short while when I was overcome by a tremendous feeling of joy and warmth burning inside my chest. It was like nothing I had ever felt before and I remember it like it was yesterday. It was so vivid. All doubt was completely erased from my mind and I knew in my heart that it was true. Heavenly Father answered my prayers. He revealed to me that the Book of Mormon was true, that Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet and that His church had been restored to the earth.

How I live my faith

I am NOT trying to live a religion that meets my needs, but rather I am trying to live a religion that meets God's needs. By striving to do His will, my needs will be met. It bothers me when I hear people say that they are looking for a church that agrees with them. Isn't it more important to find a church that God agrees with? I believe that there is absolute truth in eternal laws that do not change with the times or with our opinions. 2+2=4 for everybody, every where, all of the time and you cannot change it to meet your idea of truth. I try to live my faith by seeking truth and accepting it when Heavenly Father reveals it to me. I strive to be honest in all my dealings with others and treating others as I hope to be treated. I hope to help build God's kingdom here on the earth by being a good example and by sharing my beliefs with those that are interested.