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Hi I'm Scott

I was born and raised in OC Ca. Growing up I wondered a lot about God and life. I've found the answers and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up camping with my family, mostly in the desert. As a family we would ride motorcycles and ATV's. I surfed, body boarded and got certified to scuba dive at the age of 16 with my boy scout troop. I snow ski, water ski, wake board and jet ski. I learned to play guitar starting at age 12 and eventually had my own band. I am the oldest of 5 brothers, one of which died at birth. We are a close family but we have our rubs like any family does. I own a small business that I started right out of high school. I have been married for many years to a beautiful, smart, handful of a wife who keeps me on my toes. We have 6 kids and 4 grand kids. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young I always knew there was a God. I don't know why, I just did. I would pray but never felt like I really heard back. My sincere prayers were pleaded during times of crisis. One time we were on a family camping trip on the road in our motorhome. It was the middle of the night on a lone stretch of road. I was alseep in the kitchen table bed with my younger brother. My dad was driving. I was abruptly woke up by an ear shattering crashing sound and I felt the motorhome launch into the air. All I could think during the seemingly endless flight through the air was "Please don't let anyone be hurt. Please don't let anyone be hurt". I prayed that over and over until we hit the ground. We slid to a stop off of the road in the snow. My dad had fallen asleep and drifted off of the road. The crashing sound was our motorhome hitting a street light at an off ramp. We then went up the side of the off ramp like a jump and landed in about 50'. We then slid a few hundred feet more. The motorhome was destroyed but no one was hurt. As I got older I tried more sincerely to communicate with God. I would pray and feel good about what was going on but never could difinitively discern an answer. At one point in time I was sharing my Mormon religion with a friend and he posed what proved to be a life changing question to me. He said, "Why should I pray sincerely about the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon when you can't?" I asked what he meant. He said "Your family and all your frinds are Mormon. There is no way you can pray about the Book of Mormon without a desired outcome in mind. Over the next few days the question nagged at me. I felt like I had to know what God wanted for me. I fasted and prayed. I told God I would do whatever he wanted me to. I would change my religion and/or my entire life. He answered me in a way that I can't explain or deny. He told me the Book of Mormon is true and He knows that I know and I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I feel like living my religion means trying to be like Jesus. Doing what he would do. To me that means to love my fellow man. Help take care of my family and others. In my daily life I try to help and encourage others. I treat other people with respect and give them the benifit of the doubt. It is my goal for people to feel better about themselves for having known me. I am a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. Some of the boys don't have dads in their lives. I feel like I am helping when I help these boys to have self confidence and self esteem. I serve on booster organizations at the high school and participate in community projects. I feel like we are all brothers and sisters of a loving Heavenly Father who has asked me to help take care of his children. So that's what I try to do. The Lord has blessed me with so much. Serving is how I show my love for Him.