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Hi I'm Scott C. Pearson

I joined the Mormon Church in 1978 with my wife, Linda, when we were 27 years old. We live in Spanish Fork, Utah.

About Me

My wife and I live on 5 acres of beautiful land in a mountain valley surrounded by beautiful mountains in Utah. We have several gardens, a nice orchard, and raise chicken, too. We have two grown-up children, and recently our first grandchild. My wife's educational background is in geology, while mine is in biology, so we love exploring the natural wonders of not only the inter-mountain west, but also he whole world. We have a special love for tropical climate, and try to visit one for a few weeks every winter. I worked as a laboratory supervisor for a large food company for 27 years. I retired 5 years ago, and now have a second career as part owner of a used car lot. My wife and I are preparing to serve an 18 month mission in Jamaica, where we will be strengthening the units of the Church there. We love Jamaica and its people already. This will be our 4th trip to Jamaica. The first three were vacations. This one is going to be work. Since we are both adult converts to the Church, we did not have the opportunity to serve missions when we were young and single. So this is a most exciting opportunity for us.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my family had a strong Lutheran tradition. I attended a Lutheran School from ages 5-13. Over those years, I received an excellent grounding in the Old and New Testaments. As an adult, and still a Lutheran, the church was not really alive for me. When I attended, it was because I knew I should, not because I wanted to. While there were opportunities to serve, I avoided them, and kept as low a profile as I could. When the missionaries tracted us out, my wife and I felt their love and their enthusiasm for the restored gospel, so we listened. They had all the right answers to nagging questions we had that our protestant faith did not answer adequately. When we went to church with the missionaries, the Church felt alive to me. Here was something that I wanted to be a part of, to participate in. The Holy Ghost testified to me that this was the true Church. At that point, I was ready to be baptized, even though I knew very little of the Church's doctrines. Since I knew the Church was true, that was all I needed. As the decades of membership in the Church have come and gone, I have learned the doctrines of the Church. I have become better at serving and loving my fellow man. I see everybody as a brother or sister now, so how could I not love them? The Gospel is liberating. It opens doors. All truth is encompassed in the Gospel. Following the precepts of the restored Gospel in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had brought me joy in this life, and I look forward to spending the eternities with my family in the presence of our Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Since my conversion and baptism back in 1978, it seems that I have had an opportunity to serve in nearly every way possible. I have taught the youth in Sunday School, and have been the Sunday School president. I have served as a Ward Clerk, helping keep track of finances and membership records. I have taught in the Primary (organization for children ages 3 to 11), I have held a number of positions in the Church's Boy Scout and Cub Scout programs, including Cubmaster, Bear leader, Webelos leader. I have served in the Church's priesthood organizations in many capacities. My wife and I had a wonderful four years serving at Brigham Young University in leadership positions, helping out with the student wards there. I have been a Home Teacher since 1978, and this is perhaps, I feel, where the most good can be done. Over the decades, I have had the privilege of serving many, many families. I watch over them, teach them, serve them in any way, and through this service, have come to love each of these families deeply. I love teaching the youth. I love Home Teaching. I love the lessons and discussions we have in our Priesthood quorums. I love singing in the choir. I love singing the hymns of the church every Sunday during our Sacrament Service. All this may seem like a lot, or indicate that I am something special. While each of us is special in the eyes of Heavenly Father, I am just an ordinary member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Pretty much any member's service opportunities would look just like mine.