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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 24 years old and just graduated from college. Two months after I finished school, I moved from my home in Southern California across the country to New York City to start my first real job. I really enjoy playing sports like football and basketball and hanging out with friends and family. I have two brothers (one older, one younger) and two awesome parents. Oh ya, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

There are a lot of reasons why I am a Mormon. I think the most basic one is that the Gospel provides a way for me to live with the people I care about forever. That is the greatest blessing I can think of. The teachings of this Church help me understand why I am here in this life, where I came from, and where I am going after I die. The Gospel gives perspective and purpose to my life and the things that happen to me every day. It helps me understand why I go through trials and it helps shape me into a much better person than I otherwise would have been. I can trace every good thing in my life in one way or another to my membership in this Church.

How I live my faith

To me, living my faith means being an example of Jesus Christ in everything I do. Whether that means helping an elderly person cross the street, being a missionary for two years in a foreign country, or just smiling at someone to brighten their day, followers of Christ are constantly living in such a way that exemplifies their faith. One opportunity I had to live my faith was this past summer. A group of people from our church in New York City got together early on a Saturday morning at a local park to pick up trash and repaint handrails. No one was expecting to be paid for their work that day (unless you count the free Gatorade and trail mix). Everyone was there giving the service they knew the Savior would want them to give. And it doesn't matter whether the service you give is great or small. One of my favorite Church assignments was when I was asked to stand at the entryway of our chapel and greet people as they came in the building. I love the quote, "It doesn't matter where you serve, but how." No matter where you live or how insignificant you think your service might be, all God asks for you is to try.

What is faith?

I like to compare faith to the wind. You can't see the wind with your eyes or touch it with your hand, but you still know that it's real. And how do you know it's real? Because you feel it. Like the wind, I have felt the effects of faith in my life. My faith in God and Jesus Christ have helped me become a better person and have helped me get through difficult times in my life. I know it is difficult for people who do not believe in God to understand and accept the concept of faith. The Book of Mormon prophet Alma compared faith to a seed. If you plant a seed and nourish it, if it is a good seed it will grow. It is the same way with faith. If any person is willing to plant the seed of faith within them and honestly search out answers from God, He will give them to you. I know that because I have felt it in my life. Show more Show less