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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a designer, writer, and filmmaker that has moved all around the U.S.

About Me

I'm a few years out of college now and I design usable software for a living. I recently moved to Alabama with my wife and two little boys. When time permits, I like to craft stories and dream of hitting it big with a breakout novel.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me well from a young age about God's plan for us and about the importance of Jesus Christ's atonement. They also taught me that Joseph Smith restored the full truth of the gospel and that our modern-day prophet has authority from God to administer his kingdom on the earth. I've never doubted these things, but that doesn't mean I haven't questioned them. Truth and sincerity are very important to me, and I'm constantly checking my life and my beliefs to make sure they're in harmony with each other. As I grew up in the Church and served a mission to share the gospel with others, I followed my parents' advice to study and pray about every principle I was taught before teaching it to others. I could see how much peace and stability they brought to my family, especially compared to the lives of friends and acquaintances that didn't live their lives as I did. But it was by gaining a personal testimony of the truth of these things that I came to know without a doubt that they were right and that they'd lead to happiness. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I help organize service projects and activities, sometimes conduct meetings at Church, and see that members' needs are met. I also help out with Cub Scouts and visit people to make sure they are doing well.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Scott
The Mormon lifestyle is centered on living worthy of the blessings God wants to give His children. Family, serving others, and increasing personal knowledge of the scriptures are big parts of this. There are the famous differences that many people know us for (no coffee or alcohol, no paid clergy), and we understand very clearly the reasons for separating ourselves from such worldly trends and desires. But as far as lifestyle goes, we're not a whole lot different than many good people that are trying to live clean, have a happy family, and respect laws and good principles. We do expect a higher degree of commitment than many churches, I've found. Sometimes that means putting in a lot of hours to help fellow members and the community. But that always brings increased happiness, so it's no burden. Show more Show less