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Hi I'm Scott

I'm from Colorado, born and raised in Houston, Texas. Ive lived all over the world. I love sports and games. Im a Mormon

About Me

I have lived all over the world, and have enjoyed every second of it. Living in Venezuela as a 1st grader was a neat experience, I went to an International School, and picked up a nice Spanish accent - which I can't really use since I don't know how to speak Spanish very well. During my freshman year of High School my family moved to a small town in Switzerland named St. Gallen. It's fairly close to Germany and is not far from many great outdoor adventures! I have also lived in 3 different states (Texas, New Hampshire, and now Colorado) which have all played a part in molding me into who I am today. All of these experiences and adventures have helped me to see many different cultures and ways of life. I have gained an appreciation for others outside of our contry and all of the great things that they do. There have been difficult times living abroad, but through it all I have gained so much that has influenced my life for good. Being put in many diverse sittuations, I have grown accustomed to adpating to new circumstances. Although my family has moved around a lot, it is not because my Dad is in the military (I've gotten that quite a bit!), but each move was attributed to my Dad getting better and better job offers. I love playing sports, I love camping, and I love playing video games. I've attended BYU Provo, BYU-Idaho, and Utah State University, in the hopes of finding the school that best suits what I want to study. I am currently on a mission in Arizona!

Why I am a Mormon

My Dad and Mom grew up in different faiths. My Dad grew up as a Catholic, and became a member of the Church of Jesus Chrsit of Latter-Day Saints when he was about 21 years old. My Mom grew up Methodist, and became a member of the Church when she was about 13 years old, along with the rest of her family. My Dads side of the family (My Grandma and Grandpa, uncles, aunts, and cousins) are still all Catholic. My parents both served full-time missions. Their selfless service, sacrafice, and devotion to Jesus Christ and God have brought blessings to our family. I grew up as a Mormon, and attended church and all of the youth activities throughout my life. My parents raised me in a home centered around the teachings of Jesus Christ. Eventually the time came when I moved out of the house and went off to college. Over time, I stopped attending church and lost most of the beliefs that I had been raised with. After a year and a half off at college, I was running out of money, so I moved back home to work to save up for more schooling. While home, I began searching for answers. I started attending church again, hoping that it would aid me in my pursuit of truth. I remember sitting in a class at church and feeling the great power and love that the Spirit brings. I knew that there was a God and that He loves and cares for me, and that he would help me find what I was looking for. I started searching the Bible and the Book of Mormon for wisdom. I prayed to know whether or not the Bible was true, and had the Spirit confirm to me that it is true. I was excited and finally beginning to feel that I was finding answers! I put The Book of Mormon to the same test, after reading and pondering it, and felt a strong witness of it's truthfulnes. I had, at long last, found the peace, happiness, and answers I had been looking for. Everything became so clear. Jesus is the Savior of the World, God loves us, we have a living Prophet today, and the fulness of the Gospel has been restored.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full-time mission in the Arizona Phoenix Mission, so I have the unique opportunity to not only live my faith, but to share it every day, all day. I really appreciate this opportunity because I have been able to not only grow the faith and testimony of those around me, and those who I am priviledged to teach, but myself as well! I find that when you teach something is when you learn the most about that subject. I am always doing my best to look for opportunities in which I can serve other people, and help them grow their faith in Jesus Christ. Just as vital as what you do, is who you are. So one of the most important things to me are the attributes and characteristics of Jesus Christ. He showed unmeasured amounts of faith, hope, love and charity, knowledge, patience, humility, diligence, and obedience. I feel that enable to become a better person, we need to be working on these characteristics day by day. I know that living the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is not just a Sunday spent at church. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a way of life. I know that by applying the teachings of Jesus Christ in our lives each day, we can experience the fulness of His sacrafice in our lives and what it offers us. The Atonement can bring peace to a busy life, patience through trying times, purpose to life, and love for our Heavnely Father and those around us.