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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Texas. I played guitar in a rock band through high school and college. I work in construction. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I enjoy following sports and current events. My best weekends are the ones where I get to spend as much time with my wife as possible. I got married in June 2011 and it has been the best decision of my life. I studied construction management at BYU and have working in the stone industry for a few years before I started working as an estimator in the glass and glazing industry. I enjoy my job and the unique challenges it brings each day. In my free time I like to watch tv, play football video games, or play my guitar. I am also the scout master for the 14 and 15 year old scouts so I dedicate every Wednesday night to helping the scouts, and about once a month I take them on a campout.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I have found that as I keep the commandments I am a happier person. I am full of joy, I am full of peace. As I choose to do good things, I learn more about the gospel, the restoration of the church, and about the atonement. And as I learn more about these things my faith grows and grows. I have no doubt that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet. I have studied his life, and I have felt the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost. I know the Book of Mormon is true for the same reason. The more I study it in depth, the greater my belief grows. I know it is true because I cannot deny the witness I have received from the Holy Ghost. I have felt the Holy Ghost touch my heart to tell me that the church is true. It is an experience that is impossible to explain, and impossible to deny. I felt a swelling type of feeling in my heart, and peace, and love surround me. I believe that anyone who properly prepares themselves to know the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can also receive a similar type of experience. Many people attack the church and write disparaging things. Test what they say against how you feel when you read the Bible or the Book of Mormon... Do you feel like improving your life? Do you feel the influence of the Holy Ghost? or do you feel darkness? Remember that God's ways are not our ways, and things of God cannot always be rationalized or justified based on our limited knowledge. If you have a hard time getting over something that an anti-mormon has told you, I recommend that you read the Old Testament and I promise you will find circumstances as strange or stranger to you than the one you are worried about. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I know Christ is my Savior. I know that Joseph Smith saw what he claims he saw and that he was directed to restore the church.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith each day. During my commute to and from work I have about an hour and a half to listen to scriptures, talks, or gospel discussions. Recently I have been listening to the professors of BYU give their insights into scriptural texts which are available on byutv.org. This time in my car gives me time to ponder my faith and continue to learn, which has been very enjoyable to me. At church I serve as the scout master, and also as an adviser to the 14 and 15 year old boys. This has been a rewarding experience to me as I have studied the lessons that I prepare to teach them on Sunday. It makes me happy to know that I have a positive impact on others, and my influence may change the course of some of their lives. I have also been asked by the church to follow up with a couple of families in the neighborhood each month to make sure that their needs are being met. I swing by and make sure they don't need any financial assistance, I share a brief spiritual thought, and check up on their spirituality. Occasionally someone in the family will be sick or distressed and I've been able to help care for their needs. My biggest outward commitment thus far in my life has been the two years that I served as a missionary for the church in Uruguay. I learned to fluently speak Spanish so that I could communicate the message of Jesus Christ with the people. I worked as a dog groomer after high school and saved up enough money to support myself the entire time. I learned valuable life-long lessons that could not come any other way. The greatest lessons that I learned were lessons of faith. While I served as a missionary I felt the guidance and power of the Holy Ghost in my life daily. As a missionary I was 100% devoted to feeding His sheep, and I can definitely say that I came to know my Savior much better during that time. That was the best experience of my life until I married my wife for time and all eternity.