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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a skier, a student, and an uncle. I have never seen my dad without his mustache, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying Finance and Economics. I love being around my friends and family, and I love to laugh. I think it is great to get a little goofy sometimes. I believe that if you spend enough time around someone that you will get to know their quirks; but, to save you some time, I will just tell you some of mine right now:). I like finding sweet thrift clothing deals, rhyming with my mom(yeah that is cool), 80s skating with my friends, and eating adventurous foods. Although I have a silly personality, there are many things in life that I do take seriously. My family, friends, beliefs, education, moral standards, and treatment of others are all very important to me. Ps--Did I tell you that mountains make me happy?? Hiking, biking, skiing --you name it. If it involves a mountain, I am in. I grew up near some major ski resorts and skiing has been one of my passions since I was just a little guy. I think that being in the mountains and skiing (or as my high school friends would say, "Shreddin' the gnar" is ammmazing!!! Nothing beats a fresh, cold day on the mountain with some friends and then heading home and taking a nice, huge ski nap!! .

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the gospel allows me to feel joy and peace. I gained a testimony of the church as a teenager by praying and asking God. When I was younger, I wanted to know for myself if the church was really true. I wanted to believe, but I had my doubts. So, I began to read from the Book of Mormon and the Bible and began to pray to know if Joseph Smith was really called by God to be a prophet and to know if the Book of Mormon was true. As I read, studied, and prayed--more and more peace and happiness came into my life, and I began to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the Church. I can remember experiencing overwhelming feelings of peace and love many times as I prayed to know about the church and as I read from the Book of Mormon. This gospel really does help us to feel happiness and peace, and I know that anyone can know if the Church is true for themselves if they will ask God. The Church not only helps us to feel peace, but it can help us to make positive changes in our lives. As a missionary I saw the changing effect that the gospel of Jesus Christ can have on the lives of men and women. I watched as men and women involved in serious sins repented and transformed their lives through the atonement of Christ. I also know that this is true from experiences I have had in my own life. On a very personal level, I know that Christ is the Son of God and that if we turn to him, he can help us to repent of our sins and make changes in our lives for the better.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by following the example of Christ through striving to open my heart to everyone. I love people from all different backgrounds. Whether someone is from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, or any other part of the world, I want to be their friend. Similarly, if someone is a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew, or has any other religious affiliation, I try to live my faith by loving them. While I was in high school, most of my close friends were not members of the church, and they were very very good people. We had a lot of fun together and I still really value the friendships I have with them. I also love members of our church. In my church I teach a Sunday school class every other week. Teaching others and serving in the church has helped me to learn to love the members of the church. I guess the moral of the story is that I try to follow Christ's example by loving and accepting all types of people because I firmly believe that you can meet amazing people from all walks of life! If you want to know more, just let me know. I'm always open to chat about my beliefs and the way that this gospel has blessed my life.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Scott
We donate because we want to be obedient to God's commandments. In return, God blesses us with much more than we donate to the church. He blesses us with both tangible and intangible blessings. The 10% of our income that we donate is called "tithing". The Lord has blessed me with job opportunities, scholarships, peace of mind, and countless other blessings because I have payed my tithes. While I was in high school, sometimes I had a hard time paying my tithing. I would think to myself things like, "Man! If I just hold off on paying my tithing then I can get some new skis..or a mountain bike...or soccer gear". It was difficult to give up my hard earned money! But with time I learned that the blessings that come from tithing will far outweigh whatever amount we pay in tithing. I honestly would not trade the blessings that I have received from paying my tithing for anything in the world, especially for a pair of skis! I truly have been blessed with so much, and I am continuing to be blessed as I pay an honest tithe. Show more Show less