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Hi I'm Scott Muir

I am a sports enthusiast, a cyclist, a husband, a father, a businessman, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am 53 years old and have lived in California since 1988. I love my family and enjoy spending time with my wife and five kids. It is exciting to see their growth and celebrate their achievements with them as they learn life's lessons. As a young father, I thought it would get easier as our children grew and got older, however, as our children have grown and left the house, it seems that the challenges they face and the associated consequences are magnified. Being a husband and father gives me great satisfaction. In 1999, my wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma. We had four kids at the time with the youngest being 2 years old. After an 11 month battle she passed away. It seemed overwhelming to be a single dad with four growing kids. God blessed my to find a wonderful woman to marry and we added one more child to the family. There have been challenges along the way but life is good. Sports and the outdoors are an integral part of my life. Now, my participation is limited to being a spectator and cycling. Cycling keeps me healthy and I enjoy the exercise as well as the comraderie with my cycling friends. Athletics teaches so many important life lessons. Living in California allows me to enjoy the outdoors year round. I love spending time at the beach particularly with my family. I am a VP of Sales for a growing company. One of the greatest challenges in my life is maintaining balance between family, career, religion, exercise, and pleasure.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the testimony I feel in my heart about the truthfulness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents were Mormon and consequently, I was raised as a Mormon, however, there came the time when I needed to know for myself if this religion was right for me and if it contained the truth. It is not an easy religion to live as God expects much from his people. Yet, as with many things, where much is expected, much is given and the blessings I receive from being a Mormon are innumerable. The crossroads of my life occurred when, as teenager, the decision before me was whether or not to serve a two-year mission. At that point, I spent time studying the scriptures, pondering, and praying to God to know the truth. As I diligently did these things, I felt the Holy Ghost testify to my heart that this was the true path to happiness and salvation. My life has truly been blessed as a result of my commitment to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has given me purpose and strength in the dark and difficult times of my life as my direction has always been clear in following the Lord's commandments and teachings. As a Mormon, my vision and focus has been centered on my Savior, Jesus Christ. His Atonement covers my sins and all the pain and suffering I encounter in this life. Also, it makes it possible to overcome this world and receive eternal blessings and glory. These principles enable me to maintain an eternally based perspective through trials and difficult times. One of the most important concepts in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in eternal families; that if we live righteously, we will be united together as a family after this life. Our love for family extends beyond the grave into eternity. What comfort this gives me! My life has greater purpose as a result of my membership in this church.

How I live my faith

My faith is at the center of my life in every way. It drives my behavior throughout the day and how I treat and interact with people, how I spend my free time, and what activities I involve myself in. I have chosen to be actively engaged in service in the church and community throughout my life. People matter to me and rendering personal service gives me satisfaction and enjoyment. Currently, I teach Early Morning Seminary to the Juniors and Seniors that attend the local high schools. There are about 20 students that meet at 6:40 a.m. each morning before school begins to study the scriptures for approximately 45 minutes. It requires significant preparation but is worth every minute as I see these young people grasp and understand eternal truths and gain testimonies of the reality of God and Jesus Christ and the plan they have for each of us. I have also been blessed in my preparations by learning new gospel truths and improving my relationship with God. Prior to teaching Seminary, I was the scoutmaster of the Boy Scout Troop sponsored by our local congregation for four years. During this time, I had the pleasure and honor of working with young men as they progressed on the trail to Eagle and matured into young men of honor and respect. During these four years we awarded over 15 Eagle Scouts in our troop. I consider it a privilege to work with young people as they grow into our leaders of tomorrow. Temples are important to Mormons. They are the symbol of my membership in the this church. They represent holy places where I have made sacred covenants and promises with God. These covenants require me to live righteously to receive eternal blessings and consequently, they serve as a beacon to me in guiding my behavior. Because of the covenants I have personally made in the temple, I know that I can live with my family eternally. I go there often to continue to learn how to be a better person and a better child of God.