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Hi I'm Scott

I am a PA-C in the United States Air Force, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My life has been a great adventure so far. I grew up in a religious home, studying the scriptures every morning before school. My mom would threaten us with a squirt bottle if we dozed off during these early morning studies, but we responded by ducking under our blankets! After I graduated high school I started my first semester at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah living in a sheep-camp with a good friend. The sheep-camp allowed us to camp out for the better portion of the semester and also avoid rent. That was a good time! During that precious semester I had a spiritual experience that let me know the Book of Mormon was true, and shortly after, received my mission call to serve in Leeds, England. Those two years were the finest years of my life! When I returned I finished my associate degree from Snow, and went on to get my bachelor's degree from Southern Utah University. Shortly thereafter I was accepted into a Physician Assistant program in Oakland, California where I received my master's degree. During this program I applied for, and was selected for a scholarship in the United States Air Force. Presently I am a Family Practice PA on an Air Force Base in South Carolina.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I gratefully choose to be. I started out with only a knowledge that God answered prayers. I recognized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) to be full of good people and good teachings, but I didn't know if it was literally Christ's church. Lot's of churches have good people and good teachings! One of the dearest beliefs of Latter-Day Saints is that God has provided a way for us to know if the LDS church is Christ's church. That way is the Book of Mormon. In the latter pages of this book, a promise states that if we read the book, ponder its words, then pray and ask God if they are true, that God will answer our prayer by the power of the Holy Ghost. So I read the book. It was during my first semester at Snow College. I was sitting in the sheep-camp I was living in at the time, reading the book. As I read a light filled my soul. I placed the book down, walked outside with a smile of pure joy. At that moment, I knew the Book of Mormon was true. The light was unmistakable. Because of the light given me by the Holy Ghost, I now knew for myself, apart from any other. By that same power I know Jesus Christ lives, and that He continues to call prophets as He did in times past. I know that a prophet is on the earth today, a servant of the Lord named Thomas S. Monson. These are the main reasons why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to live and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ. I have just arrived in South Carolina, but hope to serve the people by whom I'm surrounded. This will be extra interesting because I am in the beginning stages of learning my responsibilities as a PA and also as an Air Force officer. Happily, I am not the only person trying to live my faith, as I have moved here, numerous people (both in and outside the LDS church) have helped me during the moving process. I am strengthened by such people, and hope to provide that same strength to others.