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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up a Mormon but there came a time when I had to find out for myself if the church was true. I did and love it!

About Me

I've driven a truck for the last 31 years and love serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Being able to serve helps me remember who I am and what the Lord would have me do to help bless His children. Knowing that God is there and that He cares helps me get through the day to day trials that we all go through. Being a truck driver puts me in some rough situations from time to time. I've found that a smile goes a long way in relieving tension, whether its mine or someone else's. I love listening to books and talks on CD. I've driven over 3.5 million miles and that leaves a lot of time for personal introspection and listening. I've been joyfully married for almost 32 years with 5 children and 5 grandchildren. I've been truly blessed throughout my life in countless ways and have met some fascinating people along the way. I'm grateful I chose to serve a mission in Hong Kong decades ago and only regret not using my Cantonese much.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in an LDS family and grew up attending church and participating in family activities. My dear, faithful mother taught me to pray at a very young age. I had prayers answered even at age five when I asked Heavenly Father to help me find a lost toy. As soon as I got up off my knees I knew right where to look and it was there. As a teenager I had to find out for myself if God was really there and if the Book of Mormon was true. After a lot of effort I came to know for myself that God really IS there and the Jesus Christ really DID die for me and for all. My testimony was greatly strengthened as I read and studied the Book of Mormon and earnestly prayed to know of its truthfulness. That book truly WAS written for our day as another witness of Jesus Christ. In it I learned a lot about myself. I found many of my attitudes were just like the rebellious brothers, Laman and Lemuel, in the Book of Mormon. I'm still fascinated that the Lord would call a young man, Joseph Smith, to translate those plates into english and then ask him to organize His church for the last time in the latter days in preparation for the Savior's second coming. The message I get from the Lord is a message of hope. We can do this. We are here for a reason. We are His children. We are all in this together and its absolute that we need to help others find their way back to God. He loves us and wants us back from this "fallen" world. We have a living prophet today who speaks the words the Lord would have him speak. The priesthood is on the earth to bless all. The Holy Ghost testifies of truth and brings peace, comfort, hope and joy to all who faithfully seek Him.

How I live my faith

I've been able to work with youth and adults all of my adult life. I've taught Sunday School lessons, spoken in many church meetings and had the privilege to sing in choirs, duets and solos in a variety of situations, including funerals. I don't think I have a great solo voice but have often felt the Lord using me to minister to his children. Music speaks to the soul and truly blessed my life. I am currently serving as a counselor to the Bishop and love working with and serving our bishop and all the members of our ward of over 400. We help organize events, teach, counsel and participate in many church events. I've seen blessings come in the lives of many people. I'm most moved by witnessing faithful hope and service in the face of serious trials. When I was younger I participated in many team and individual sports and learned a lot about myself. I've found the Lord is ever trying to bless his children any way he can and always follows through on his promises. We are the race of God and, therefore, are the best he has. We are the only creations he has that are able to choose whether we will do something or not. Poor choices bring hard consequences that are difficult to avoid and good choices bring peace, happiness and hope in a better future. I've learned that when I make good choices my life goes better, I'm happier and I feel closer to God.