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Hi I'm Scott Dohrman

I go to college. I speak French. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Growing up, which I'm still doing, I spent a lot of times outdoors hiking, hunting, and spending time with my family. We weren't religious per se, but I knew my mom and dad had faith. At a young age my parents divorced and my two siblings and I had our fair share of struggles tied to it. We've always been really close as a result and have found a sense of independence in the world. During my teenage years my parents remarried and I inherited a whole new family of step parents, brothers and sisters which I have come to know and love just as much as any other member in my family. I still love to go up mountains and be outside. I'm currently an undergraduate student seeking a Bachelor's Degree in French Teaching and anticipating Law School. I went to France for two years for the Church where I learned to speak French fluently and met individuals from all walks of life and from all countries of the world. I'm a swimmer and a dancer- doing small competitions every now and then. Above all I love being with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

By the time I was 14, I'd begun to wonder if God really existed. How was it possible? By all means, I saw no proof. If anything I saw proof that no merciful God could let all the bad things in the world happen the way that they do. I was set for life. The thoughts of the possibility of God came back to me however by the time I was 16. I noticed that those of faith seemed to always be happy and have success in their lives. I wanted that. It was back to they drawing board. With a sincere desire to know if God was real, it wasn't more than a few weeks later that I was invited to my first church youth activity with some people I knew from school. I was terrified to be around so many "churchy people" that I didn't feel much like going and wanted to flee just moments before going into the church building. Despite my fears, I went in and was shocked by what I found. By the end of the night, I had made several new friends with high standards. They were kind, fun, and I felt at home around them. The shock was to find out that Mormons were really just ordinary people with a great faith in God. I wanted to know more about that faith, but not with the purpose of conversion. That happened on its own. I'd been brought up knowing that death resulted in the soul either going to heaven or to hell. Most Christians do believe that after all. For me, the thought of heaven and hell always left more questions than it did answers. What if I was just barely not good enough? What about unbaptized children? What if I make a mistake- how does forgiveness work and how do I know that it worked? I found answers to these questions in the Mormon Church that have brought me much joy and comfort. They took what I had without faith, didn't judge me, and added onto what I already had. Most important of all, I was able to choose for myself- no brainwashing included ;). I'm a Mormon because it's true. I know it. I'd die for it. Read the Book of Mormon for yourself, I won't have to say a word.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being kind to my fellow men. I feel that is the best way any man can live his faith. I served as a missionary for the Church overseas in France for two years, which brought me a lot of joy. Living among people not of my faith and of a completely different culture opened my eyes to our world. I lived my faith by serving them. I worked in their yards, I cooked in their kitchens, I listened to their trials, and did my best to strengthen them in their weaknesses. In my life I don't know that I have ever or will ever know such a satisfying experience. Currently, I serve as a leader in what is called the Elder's Quorum. It consists of a group of men with whom I work and serve along side-by-side to reach out to those in need. Our service knows no boundary- we visit the elderly in their homes as well as our peers. We participate in community service and seek to contribute to the world we live in. We seek to maintain high morals in a continually degrading pop culture. Surely true happiness comes in the lives of others when they maintain a level of personal integrity, dignity, and self-worth. This is healthy confidence! As a Mormon, I also live my faith by sharing what has brought me so much joy, with others. I live my faith by reading the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. This book is an ancient record kept by a people known as the Nephites on the ancient American continent. After His resurrection, Jesus Christ went among this people as eluded to in the New Testament in John 10:14,16- "I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, an am known of mine...And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." So obviously, I show my faith by reading from the Bible as well, which is also the word of God. I live my faith by being honest in word and deed. Integrity, I'd say, is a visible fruit of faith.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Scott Dohrman
A boy (14 years old) named Joseph Smith had a similar question to mine in 1820. There was a lot of dispute in his day on which church was true, or which was the most correct. His parents both belonged to different Christian faiths and Joseph was extremely confused. He asked his parents what he should do and they only encouraged him to make his own choice on the subject, by seeking God's help. One day, Joseph was reading in the Bible (a custom of the Smith family) when he came across a verse in the New Testament in James, ch. 1 vs. 5 which reads, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." Joseph said in his own words that no scripture had ever touched his heart so deeply that it seemed to penetrate every fiber of his being. He knew that he had to ask God for himself to know. On a spring morning in 1820, he decided to do so vocally in a small grove by the family farm. His experience follows: "I saw a pillar of light above the brightness of the sun descend gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personnages whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other, 'This is my Beloved Son, hear Him!' Like Moses and Abraham, Joseph was told that through him, lost truth would be restored. He was a called prophet. We don't worship him, but he was a great man. Show more Show less