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Hi I'm Scott

I’m happily married with 6 kids and 9 grandkids. I'm a convert to the Church. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I play the guitar and as a family we love to camp and go on ATV trips. I'm employed by the Air Force as a civil servant and am currently trying to finish up college after 10 years of owning my own business. My father was in the electricians union so we moved often. I attended five different elementary schools and later five different high schools. I enjoy reading and learning. I’ve been divorced and have been married to my second wife for over 17 years. We have a family of 6 kids (2 adopted, 3 step children and 1 biological). Together I and my wife have 9 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

In my youth I went to local Catholic Church with my friend and step-father. The local Catholic Church had a great Priest. He was friendly and kind. Although this gave me a sense of belonging and introduced me to church doctrine, I still felt something was missing. I could not put my finger on it or describe it well…but I just felt something was missing. I quit going to church and soon began my own search for happiness. I was introduced to the gospel by two friends who invited me to listen to the Mormon Missionaries. I was in my early twenties at this time. They taught with great love and authority. They too were kind and friendly. I especially liked how they explained that I could find out for myself what church I should join. They testified of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored by Christ to Joseph Smith a latter day prophet. I recognized I too wondered about my own salvation and felt a kinship to Joseph Smith. I did seek Gods help and asked if He was there, if He listened to prayers and if what the Missionaries were teaching was true. I felt a confirmation by the Holy Ghost and knew it was my time to accept what was taught and change my life. My testimony means everything to me. Nothing is missing anymore. I'm happy!

How I live my faith

I currently serve God by participating with other church members in activities like family history and teaching the gospel to others of our faith as well as those who are interested in what the Church has to offer. Using the Church’s various resources like Family Search and the local family history library I’ve found more about where my roots came from. It’s been a lot of fun!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Scott
A testimony is a personal knowledge of truth as testified to you through the Holy Ghost. It is a personal revelation, when Spirit touches spirit. One gains a testimony when they are sincere and do not hold on to any bias. Peter “knew” that Jesus was the Savior because of this “witness” of the Holy Ghost to Him (Math 16:13-17). Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Scott
In order to increase faith in Jesus Christ it is imperative to learn of him and live by his doctrine. It seems logical to me, that as we learn of his doctrine, through the Holy Scriptures, and live by what he teaches (an effort of faith) we become more convinced of him and converted to him. It is then through study and prayer that we gain a witness through the Holy Ghost that he does live and loves us. We then can know him. I testify that he lives and is the Savior of the world. John 7:17 "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." Show more Show less