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Hi I'm Scott

I love horses, picking oranges and helping people. I love skiing, playing sports and being with family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a large city but grew up in a small farming community. I hauled hay every summer which I really enjoyed. I chased pigs that got out of the yard, not fun. I played high school sports. For a period of time I really enjoyed doing rodeo. I did a demolition derby as a teenager, didn't help my driving skills.... I have two college degrees from different universities. I love being a dad and a grandpa. My wife and I are best friends and love to travel. She has taken me to Australia, Europe, Caribbean, and all over the United States. I worked on a golf course for a couple of summers. Learned to golf before the Big Bertha clubs. I'm a CPA by profession. Have worked at 4 different, very large companies and loved each experience. I took piano lessons, which I wish I would have taken seriously. I spoke French fairly well for a period of time and believe it is still there, just need to use it. I enjoy being outside. The forest is a favorite spot. Not big into camping anymore, done that and now I enjoy a good mattress in a comfortable room. I am an Eagle Scout and still help in scouting when I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for several reasons. My ancestors joined this Church in several different countries in the mid 1800's. They all chose to move to America and to be with other people that had joined this Church. They gave away homes, property, animals, everything that provided a good life. They did this because they came to know something. What they did has influenced me to learn and to know what they knew. I have asked, What makes a good person do what they did? What values did they cherish? What was it that gave them this desire? My parents, grandparents, great grandparents on back, have all gained this same knowledge. I was born in this religion, and into this culture, so my quest to gain that knowledge, which they had already gained, was made more convenient. However, I believe the path to gain that knowledge has been the same. I have come to know that I am a child of God. God, my Heavenly Father, does live and does allow us to know Him. Jesus Christ is His most Beloved Son. Jesus Christ did come to this earth, was born of Mary, lived and grew from infancy to manhood. He willingly suffered the pains (physical and emotional) of all of God's children (all of us). He willingly suffered the punishment for our sins and suffered physical death so we can return to live with Heavenly Father again. I know that Jesus Christ, through this great suffereing (the atonement) came to know me perfectly and He does love me and understands perfectly all that I experience, because He has already experienced it for me. I know that Jesus Christ was the first person to be resurrected and because of this, we (all of us) will be resurrected after we die. We have the blessing of being with our families for all eternity, if we choose to live as He asks us to. This is the knowledge my ancesters gained. I gained it the same way they did, I asked God to reveal the truth of the doctrines of this Church and He did.

How I live my faith

I have had the blessing of helping the community because of my membership in the Church. I was the Chairman of the Cub Scouts Scout-o-rama for several years. I have helped the youth of the Church do community clean-up projects along roads and in empty lots. I have packed food for the hungry at homeless shelters and fed those in need thoughout the year. I have served as a Bishop and as a Stake President. I have loved the people that I have served in these callings. I have been involved in very difficult situations and in those that feel one with joy. Currently, I serve in a Temple. I oversee the Temple and make sure the grounds, building, cleaning, etc. and the work done in this very sacred building is as it should be. My membership in the Church has taught me how to be a good husband, father, neighbor, friend. The teachings of Jesus Christ only lift and inspire. The teachings give hope and peace and are easy to understand. It is my choice to follow them or not. When I have followed them I feel peace. When I do not follow them I do not feel peace. It is that simple.