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Hi I'm ScottyJ

I am a proud Texan, I have 4 boys, love the outdoors, sports, coaching, horses and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of four. I consider myself to be a Texan since I have lived here longer then anywere else in my life. My oldest son is in a mission in Santa Cruz Bolivia and my second son is about to leave on a mission for Santiago Chile West mission. They will miss each other by 16 days. I am an avid outdoorsmen that loves to climb, camp, ride horses and just be outside. I love coaching baseball for my youngest sons team, I also love serving the young men of our ward. Professionally I travel abroad, mainly China, Cambodia and Bangladesh. I love to experience the different cultures, but I love more seeing that as a whole people are generally the same, looking for happiness and peace, while trying to raise families in this troubled world. More the anything I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that living the principals taught will help me be a better Husban and Father. One of my life goals is to help my boys be better then I am, I know that teaching them and helping them live the gospel of Jesus Christ will help them be better people and the only way I can reach my goal. I also know that to have true happiness in this life and to be united as an eternal family it requires that I live my life in accordance with Gods teachings. The book of Mormon has given my boys great heros to look to and these heros have helped them in making difficult choices. In short I am Mormon because it helps me be better and because of its teaching I know that if I live my life according to Gods teachings I can be with my family for all eternity.

How I live my faith

I have the great opportunity and huge resposibility of serving the young men of our area. In this responsibility I have found that one of the most important things I can due for these 12-18 year old boys is to help them have spiritual experiences in places other then church. About 10 years ago when I was first working with the young men we began a tradition that at every camp out we would take the opportunity to have a spiritual experience by shareing a scripture, story or confernece talk from a prophet of God around the camp fire every night before going to bed. This single act had helped numerous young men progress in their testimonies of Jesus Christ and helped their faith grow. as several of these young men have gone on missions they have shared how those moments truely blessed their lives. The other great thing that we get to teach is how to serve within our communities. This is an incredible blessing. I remember several years back there were some terrible tornados in Norman Oklahoma, as a group of us left from North Texas to go and help I found it interesting that the local media expressed that the 2 largest groups helping were the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Mormons, both one in the same. I feel that service to others is one of the best ways we can show others that we do follow our Savior Jesus Christ in serving all man.