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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a student at Brigham Young University. I love to read, write, and learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying bassoon performance with an additional focus on pre-medicine. I love to read all things fantasy and to write in my spare time. I used to be on my high school swim team. I am an Eagle Scout. I love space and astronomy. I hope to be a neurosurgeon someday and help save lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, and I know that might lead some people to believe that I am a Mormon simply because my parents were. However, that's really not the case. I won't deny that I was born with an inclination to believe in the reality of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and in the vitality of His restored church, but that is not what has kept me active in the church. I have had to gain a firm testimony of my own through experience, reading the scriptures, praying to God, and putting it all to the test. As I have striven to live in accordance to what I have known to be true since my youth, the reality of Christ's restored church has been confirmed to me over and over again. It requires a step of faith to go forward, but as I've put forth the necessary faith, I have never been let down by my Father in Heaven or my Savior. I know they live. I know they are aware of all mankind and are intimately concerned with our happiness in this life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really is the Lord's church and it was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I have come to know these truths for myself by putting them to the test, and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the small things I do every day. It is a pattern of behavior that has defined my faith, and who I am today. I love to read the scriptures daily, especially the Book of Mormon as well as praying to my Heavenly Father. I also look for opportunities to serve, often by giving a listening ear to those around me, and by offering advice to those who need a boost. In the church, I currently serve as a secretary to the bishop. I schedule meetings and appointments for him so that he can focus on helping the individuals in the ward come to know Jesus Christ better and to see their true worth and potential. I also home teach, which means that I visit the apartments of five individuals in my ward once a month and give a listening ear to how their lives are going and see if there is anything I can do to help them or serve them. Most importantly, I try to follow the example of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ everyday and live the way He did. I always want to follow Him and serve my fellowmen on this earth.