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Hi I'm Tria Scott

I am from Texas and am currently serving a mission in the Cochabamba, Bolivia Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young adult who is currently studying Anthropology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I enjoy playing soccer, painting and hanging out with my friends when I am not studying. I'm the oldest in my family with three sisters and three brothers. Although sometimes conflict does come up between us, my family is the strong point in my life. I love working with the youth in the church through a program known as Especially For Youth, where I've worked as a counselor. Currently, I've put everything in my life on hold so that I can serve as a missionary for the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am serving in the Cochabamba, Bolivia mission, Spanish speaking. The mission is one of the hardest and most challenging things I have ever done in my life, but I've never been more happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have come to learn that this church is absolutely true. There is not a doubt in my mind. I have read the Book of Mormon several times and each time I have received a confirmation through prayer that it is a true set of scripture. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet who restored the fulness of the church in these days. I know that each and every one of us have a loving Father in Heaven, who would do anything for us and who looks to help and love us, regardless of past mistakes we have made. I have felt His love reach out to me during times of hardship and sorrow. He is continuously a part of my life, a father watching over his daughter from above. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for my sins and that because He did, he understands everything I am going through in my life. This includes all of the guilt, heartache and pain that I've ever been through and will ever go through. This has been such an anchor in my life when it seems like the world has just turned upside-down. I know without a doubt that each of us can turn to Him in our times of need and that he will give us the strength that we need in times of trial. Christ is always there waiting for us to reach out to him and to realize just how much we need Him in our lives. I honestly have no idea where I would be without the love of my Savior. His sacrifice has made me who I am and has literally changed my life and how I view everything. That's why I am going to Bolivia, to teach this to others.

How I live my faith

I absolutely love working within the church. I was very excited to have been able to attend a youth retreat for teens 14 to 18 that is called Especially For Youth, or EFY as a counselor the summer of 2012. My biggest hope is that in some small way I was able to change the lives of the kids I interacted with and that in some way I was able to be the example they needed and help them find the answers to their prayer. Recently I recieved my call to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Cochabamba, Bolivia Mission, Spanish speaking. I can not even describe how excited I am to be serving as a missionary for my Heavenly Father. The desire to serve has always been there, but it became more defined after a really bad hiking accident I had while at college my sophomore year. While I was bouldering up a section of the trail, my foot slipped and I fell off a cliff about 15 feet and rolled down a rock slide another 20 feet and walked away with just 13 stitches in my forehead when I probably should have died. This got me thinking about why God decided to spare my life at a time when it easily could have been taken from me. I have no doubt that I was saved because I have a work to do on this Earth that I havent completed yet, and for me, going on a mission was a way to do the work I know I need to do. I know I've been called to serve in the Cochabamba Bolivia mission for a reason. There is no doubt in my mind that's where I am needed.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Tria Scott
We are taught both by Jesus Christ in the scriptures and by modern day prophets that baptism is needed in order to achieve salvation. However, many people have passed away without ever having the chance to be baptized. God loves us and would never deny salvation to someone who simply never had the chance to be baptized while on this Earth. When we do proxy baptisms, we stand in for someone who has died and are baptized for them. The people we are baptized for are then able to choose to accept or decline what had been done for them. Proxy baptism is a way we are able to offer the blessings we have found in the church to those who have already died. Show more Show less