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Hi I'm Scott Christensen

I am a full time college student. I work full time to support my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always enjoyed an active lifestyle. I ran track and cross-country in high school, and love being in the outdoors. I love to go hiking and camping in the mountains close to my home. One of my greatest passions in life is music. I love music. I feel that it is a deeper form of communication than words alone. My favorite forms of expression are the piano and singing, though I also play the violin and organ. I'm currently a full time student, studying Psychology in the under-grad program. Even while being in school, I work a full time job to support myself and pay for my education. I'm engaged, to be married shortly after the end of this semester.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. As a teenager, I passed through a period of time where I examined all things in life for myself, questioning the beliefs of my family and even the existence of God. I considered myself an intellectual, and examined my world with a disbelieving heart, wanting to see "proof" before I would trust in anything. As far as science goes. there is far to much debate to determine if God really exists, and I felt a need for a sure answer, something that I could trust in. One of the greatest promises of God is that if we ask Him in faith, He will answer. I decided that this would need to be my test. I read the scriptures, specifically the Book of Mormon, looking for reasons not to believe. In the end, I decided that I would have to take a step of faith and pray for myself and ask God if the things I had learned were true, if He really was there listening to me. I had spent a good deal of my time reading the scriptures that describe how God answers prayers, but was entirely unsure of what to expect. There were no lights, no voices, or other out of this world experiences. Instead, I felt deep within my heart, a peace, a calming, deep, relaxing peace. The questions and doubting that had plagued my mind where completely banished, leaving in their wake a feeling that I was understood, loved, and being watched over. I have found in my life that as I continue to follow the teachings of Christ, the feelings of peace deepen, even while my life continues to be busy, hectic, and sometimes unpleasantly difficult. I cannot ever forget the peace that I felt that night, that peace that is reconfirmed in my heart as I strive to become a better person.

How I live my faith

I attend weekly meetings at a local chapel. The area I live in is composed largely of young college students, and so those that I attend church meetings with are almost all young adults. Once a month or so I visit several of my fellow church members with a spiritual message, looking for ways to support them, not only spiritually, but also with the other struggles in their lives. We take it upon ourselves to look after one another, which I've found to be incredibly helpful in the high stress environment that is the life of poor college students. Between my freshman and sophomore year at college, I took two years of my time to share my experiences with the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I went to Brazil as a missionary, and devoted all of my time for the entire two years to serving the people and helping them find the same peace that I had found. Since returning from my mission service, I have been asked to help in the men's organization at my local church. I help organize and plan the events for the men's organization, and keep track of and report on the needs of the members so that we can organize the men's organization to strengthen those who are struggling in any way.