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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Idaho. I'm studying to become a dentist. I'm married to my best friend and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just an average guy with an amazing wife. I married my wife almost three years ago and she has taught me a lot. I love sports and athletic activities, there's too many to list. I am studying to become a dentist and hope to be able to one day pay off all my student loans. Its expensive! I like reading books, the news, and about the latest and greatest tech gadgets. I love being with family and friends, it's the best, especially during the holidays. I served a two year mission in the Washington D.C. area and loved it because of the people I was able to teach and learn from. They will forever shape my life. I am excited to be a father and teach my kids how to enjoy life, work hard, be a good neighbor, and most importantly to develop faith in Jesus Christ and His Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and taught us about Christ and His teachings. We went to church every Sunday and would read the scriptures together as a family pretty regularly and would have family prayer. With all the experiences I had at church and at home, I hadn't really taken the time to learn about God and Jesus Christ on my own until I was a teenager. I prayerfully read of Christ's life and ministry in the New Testament and of God's dealings with His people in the Americas from the Book of Mormon and felt the Spirit in my life more than ever. I came to know that God the Father and Jesus Christ are real and that they love me and are there to help me in every aspect of my life. I have learned that Christ is my Savior and the Redeemer of the world. I learned that there is a plan for me and all of us to make it back to live with God and Jesus Christ again. Since that time I have learned much more about God and have had many spiritual experiences that have helped me know God is there and that he loves me. I grew up as the middle child of 5 kids. My oldest brother passed away a few years ago at the age of 26 from colon cancer. It was a very hard time for our family, especially for his sweet wife. Through the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation grieving for his loss was swallowed up through the hope of Christ's resurrection and that I will be able to see him again. My faith in Christ helps me daily as I make decisions and try my best to follow my Savior. I don't understand everything, but what does make sense to me is the teachings that are found in this Church, the church that I believe to be Christ's true and living church where the fullness of truth is found. I'm a Mormon because I took the time to sincerely learn about what is taught in this church and then to ask the source of all truth if it was true and I got my answer!

How I live my faith

I have one of the best responsibilities in the church. I get to teach the 12-13 year old young men about gospel principals, such as honesty, morality, Sabbath day observance, etc. I really enjoy it because these kids teach me so much by their answers and examples, preparing the lessons is also a great reminder for me about what I know I should be doing. I feel God's love for me as I learn an teach His truth. My wife and I have tried to consistently read scripture and pray together ever since we were married. It has brought the Spirit into our relationship and has helped to strengthen our faith in God. I take comfort in knowing that God loves me enough to have a prophet today to keep me on the right path. I truly do feel that my faith in God helps guide my decisions everyday, and because I try to follow His will I have been able to avoid my pitfalls, but not all, in my life. I'm forever indebted to my Savior for his Atonement and the ability I have to repent of sins and receive forgiveness from them because of His sacrifice for me and everyone.