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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon, and I'm proud to tell you that! I love sharing the glad news that the gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone!

About Me

I have been married over 22 years and have a son and three daughters. I'm an Eagle Scout and still enjoy the outdoors. My favorite hobby is being a ham radio operator. I work as Director of Information Technology at a small rural hospital in northern Louisiana.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My mother and her parents had been members since 1958; however my father was not a member of the church. Mother did her best to teach me and my sister. At around age 16, since I could drive myself to church, mother quit taking me and allowed me to choose. I chose poorly for several years, never finding lasting peace. At age 22, I returned to a single sacrament meeting, not expecting anything, because I was there the Sunday following the death of my grandfather, with the single purpose of returning empty cassarole dishes. I was surprised at the feelings caused by the influence of the Holy Ghost, telling me that I was once again where I was supposed to be all along. From that moment, I began pursuing the path as defined by our Heavenly Father. I have been richly blessed to have opportunity to serve and to grow in the church. While serving others, I've witnessed real miracles. I am a witness to the power and hand of God reaching into individual's lives and bringing about good. I have heard and seen prayers answered, sometimes almost immediately, and sometimes years later. I write this 22 years after returning to that sacrament meeting. Looking back, I can clearly see where the Lord has upheld me, strengthened me, and guided me to be the person that He has known all along that I could be. When opportunities have been before me, he has guided and influenced me such that it is unmistakable that I have not arrived here on my own. Following the teachings of the church has ALWAYS brought me happiness and joy. Following the counsel of my bishop and priesthood quorum leader has ALWAYS led me to correct choices. In serving others, I have ALWAYS been blessed as well. In giving, I also receive. The scriptures - especially the Book of Mormon -- have provided knowledge, guidance, and answers. I feel my Savior's love for me when I study them, and I know that he knows me and my circumstances here on earth.

How I live my faith

Receiving a calling in the church is an experience in itself. Priesthood leaders receive inspiration and revelation, and extend a call to serve to ordinary people. Each person called has the right and priviledge to receive a personal witness that they are truly call of God to serve His children. This principle became very important to me when I was called to serve as bishop at age 27. I was quite humbled and felt completely inadequate. About 2 weeks later, after setting a mature sister apart to serve in her new calling, she told me that the Holy Ghost had told her to tell me something privately. Suffice it to say that the Lord used her to prove to me that He really had called me and qualified me and so long as I would work, study, prepare and serve, that He would be with me. I am happiest when I am engaged in serving others - it doesn't really matter how. We have served others together by clearing trees and debris after storms and hurricanes - sometimes traveling 6 to 8 hours to reach the affected area; we have put shingles on roofs for the elderly or disable; we've cut, split, delivered and stacked firewood for the elderly and widows. We have cleaned and painted miles of river retaining walls.