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Hi I'm Scott

I'm an Arizona native, a husband, and a father to five beautiful girls. I love going to the lake with my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona. I love the heat of the Valley (most of the time) and could not live in a cold, snowy climate. I'm a carpenter and a home builder, and especially enjoy the framing and design of large custom homes. I met my wife after returning from serving a mission in Brazil for two years. We have been married for over 16 years now and have five daughters. I'm a huge AZ sports fan (Suns, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Arizona St.) and really enjoy playing Fantasy Football (especially the trash talk) with my friends and family. I will try any sport or competitive physical activity, even though my skills are limited. My attempt at staying "fit" is playing basketball down at the Church two or three times per week. Our family really enjoys going to the lake (especially Lake Powell) and wakeboarding, tubing, cliff jumping, and just hanging out underneath the stars. We also enjoy the beach, camping, hiking, playing video games, movies in the park, and eating together (especially desserts). We love our Queen Creek community and feel truly blessed to be surrounded by so many friends and family members.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are converts to the LDS faith. They both were influenced by great friends whom were examples of righteousness. They were baptized in their twenties, married in the AZ Temple, and raised me and my three siblings in the Church. My parents have always been examples to me of faith, perseverance, and patience. They always trust in the Lord and have a unique, positive perspective on life, even when times are extremely difficult. I am very thankful for my parents and their Christ-like examples. While serving a mission for the Church in Brazil, I was able to meet hundreds of amazing individuals. The Spirit of God would burn within me as I taught them how they could pray to Heavenly Father, the nature of God, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and many other wonderful principles of the Gospel. I would always challenge them to pray with faith, and ask Heavenly Father if the things that we were teaching them were true. Time after time, as those individuals and families exercised their faith, they would receive an answer to their prayer and their lives would change. The reason that I am a Mormon is because I have received personal answers to my prayers. I know that God lives and that He loves me, and He loves each one of us. The Spirit has testified to me that these things are true.

How I live my faith

I have always had a desire to follow the teachings of Christ. I was taught at an early age the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I strive to live by His teachings. Although I am FAR from perfect and have many faults, I know that I can be forgiven through Jesus Christ. I know that the only way to find true and lasting happiness is through the Gospel plan. We study the scriptures together as a family and have family prayer each day. We also set aside Monday evenings for Family Home Evening. We sing songs, go over the family schedule, share stories, play games, and pray together. These meetings do no always go smoothly, but they are a definite bonding opportunity for our family. Attending Church and Sacrament Meeting each Sunday is also very important to our family. At times it seems like a great sacrifice and that we will never make it on time, especially with five girls and their hair, makeup, etc. But we always return home feeling renewed and there is a great feeling of unity in our home. Being a Mormon isn't about following "a bunch of rules" and restrictions. It is about following the example of Jesus Christ and following His two great commandments: 1) Though shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, might, mind, and strength 2) Though shalt love thy neighbor as thyself All of the teachings of the Church help us we strive to fulfill these two great commandments.