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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Washington State and now I'm in Louisiana for a couple years. I love to run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an obsession with running and I just did my first marathon. I also really love to ski on the water and in the snow. I really enjoy doing anything active and I did sports throughout high school, mainly for fun. I never got too serious with any of them, but I enjoyed pole vaulting for the track team and running cross country. I am studying Chemical Engineering in Utah, but I took a couple year break to serve a mission for the church in Louisiana. I love southern hospitality because the food is great and the people are too.

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I was raised in the Church and I sort of piggy-backed off of my parents' beliefs and testimony of Jesus Christ. Some time in my high school years, I started to question a lot of the most important things in my life and naturally my religious beliefs were on that list. I planned on serving a mission, but I was afraid that I could not serve a mission without knowing that the things I would be teaching were true. I decided to go to the Source of all truth through prayer and to read the scriptures. As I read and prayed to Heavenly Father, I felt His love and saw His hand in my life in ways that I had never experienced before. I now know that Heavenly Father loves His children so much that He gave us the Gospel -- the way that we can have peace and happiness in this life and salvation in the next life. Being a Mormon has given me guidance and hope in my life and I could never give that up. I am grateful to know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches me God's plan for me to return to live with Him and my family in happiness forever.

How I live my faith

Well, right now, I am serving a mission in Louisiana. It has taught me so much about how Jesus Christ loved and served the people He came in contact with and it has inspired me to live my life more like Him. Before my mission, I taught Sunday School to some of the younger kids in our congregation. I enjoyed teaching them about the stories from the scriptures and helping them to learn how they can become more like Jesus Christ by following His example and the examples of the people in the scriptures.