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Hi I'm Scott Meaker

I love baking and cooking. I'm an owner of a construction company and a funeral business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with a BS in Biology. I've been married for almost 25 years to a tremendous woman and we have four wonderful children. Along with cooking, I love boating, camping, hiking, reading and great movies. I also really enjoy challenging conversations regarding the current problems that face our world and possible solutions. I volunteer as a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America. I have three sons in the program who really love scouting.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members of the Church and I was taught the basic doctrine in my youth. We went to church as a family and I enjoyed the youth programs. When I reached the age of 19, I felt it was time for me to make some decisions about my future. I was dating a girl that I loved, had a good job and thought about getting married. However, the President of our church had also challenged every young man to serve a mission for the church. I was torn between my own immediate desires and the Church's admonition to serve. The problem I had with serving a mission was that I didn't want to do it. It seemed conformist, restrictive, costly and the work itself appeared hard and tedious. Also, I didn't feel confident enough to really testify about the things I believed. I had dated a girl who was an atheist and had felt comfortable debating the existence of God, but didn't feel that I knew or believed strongly enough to confidently teach others any of the gospel's details. In order to make a decision, I carefully and prayerfully read the Book of Mormon. It changed my life. As I read, I felt warmth and comfort come into my heart. Feelings of gratitude and love for my family, friends and most of all my Savior Jesus Christ filled my soul. These feelings also developed into a strong desire to share the joy I was experiencing with others. I wanted to serve a mission, so I saved my money, filled out the paperwork, received a call to serve, sold my car, said goodbye to my girlfriend and left for Japan. Teaching the Japanese people was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had. I saw people's lives change for the better as they devoted their lives to the Lord. I learned so much about my Savior and his gospel and am still learning. I know Christ lives and loves me. He is the creator of all I see. He has saved me from death and sin and I am grateful that he will also be my judge. His church has been restored to the earth with priesthood power and authority.

How I live my faith

As I said earlier, I currently serve as a Scout Master in the church. I love the outdoors and really like teaching the kids to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and all the skills that make it fun. I also try to teach them about their Savior and all he has done for them. My sons are also in the program and, more than anything else, we all have great fun doing Scouting. One of the lessons I always come back to is that, as Christians, we must serve those around us. That is how we show our love to God. As we do this unselfishly and with a true desire to help, we are filled with "The Pure Love of Christ" and we begin to see people the way He sees them - as God's children with infinite potential and beauty. In time we become less judgemental and instead filled with love and mercy for those around us. We eventually reach a point where we serve from a place of pure love which really changes our lives and other people's lives. I teach the boys that we "find ourselves" only when we, for the most part, forget about our own needs and focus on helping those around us. Charity begins at home, so I focus first on serving my family and then try to help all those that the Lord puts in my path. I always try to make it a blessing to others that they've come in contact with me. I truly do want to do good to all men and women.