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Hi I'm Scott Croft

I was (am) a Missionary in the cold state of Wisconsin, I'm a Traveler and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm not anyone real special, just your average Mormon guy! I'm serving a mission in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) and I have had a lot of experiences that have helped me become who I am. I was diagnosed at the age of five as autistic (to the point of Asperger's), so it amazes and surprises people when they see me and don't see what they expect from someone with autism. I am a video gamer, a reader, a singer (Bass level), and I love my family and friends. I have traveled, visited and lived in many places, some of which include: Wisconsin, Utah, Mississippi, Indiana, Alaska, England, France, Spain, and other places in the US and Europe. I enjoy the time when I move around and I know that every time I go somewhere, I have the chance to make friends who I can constantly count on and help out myself, as well as gain experiences that (I have found) constantly refine us and give us our own story to share. I know that Jesus Christ is not just my Savior, but also the Savior of the World that constantly benefits from His influence and His Sacrifice. He offers all the chance to move on, to leave our pasts and progress into our potential future. But along the way, we can find those who could use our help and give the assistance that is needed, that is for certain! That plus Frodo is my Broskie!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the Holy Ghost tell me that this is Christ's church. I can't explain it in scientific ways, but I have felt peace every time I contemplate why I'm a Mormon. I have also seen the Holy Ghost in action as I have constantly tried to live the standards I know God has set. Some of those results include: Seeing the hope that returns to a person when they first hear that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored, Watching someone change and pass through a trial they had originally thought was almost unthinkably impossible, Surviving a downpour of moving opportunities and making friends everywhere I go (Including the Appleton Fellowship!), Watching the Principles of the Gospel as they refined me, filled me with faith and gave me qualities I thought I wouldn't have thought I'd gain and understand, and watching those same principles exercised in other people around me. I have learned, over the course of traveling and associating with new and old friends, that we have a reason for living in this time. We have the chance to show how much we love God by showing how much we care for his eternal Offspring. Through Jesus Christ's Atonement, we are able to move on from our past towards a bright (and definitely possible) future where all our hopes and dreams will be realized if we haven't given up on trying to achieve them. That is part of what holds to this gospel: There is always a chance if you don't give up on it or yourself.

How I live my faith

I would say that the way I live my faith is just that, living. I have/am (as mentioned before) a missionary in Wisconsin, I have been a hometeacher, I have gained my Faith in God and Eagle Scout Awards (which was no picnic), and I am a huge personal believer in kindness and patience so I constantly try and improve those attributes as well as other Christlike Attributes.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Scott Croft
Mormons don't drink or smoke because we feel that we are to keep ourselves clean, both body and mind. We also do it because God asks us to and, if that isn't enough, it keeps us from getting into habits that would sap our strength and resources and eventually bring us to ruin, both body and spirit. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Scott Croft
Mormons are not required to serve missions. They are not easy and they require a lot of qualities that some people may feel they don't have. However, even though that is the case, we do so because we want to share the things we have seen and heard and learned so that others have a chance to participate in the blessings that come from the Fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Scott Croft
To find someone to talk, in person, about the church: -You can look for 18-20 years who are wearing white shirts and ties and who wear a name tag that starts with Elder. (Like Elder So and so). -You can come to a Sunday service at one of the meetinghouses for the church, since there are so many members of the church there. - You can use the "chat with us" tab here on the Mormon.org website. That is some of the ways you can learn more. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Scott Croft
You know, we understand that people have certain tendencies towards a certain sex and that happens. What matters is whether or not we act on those feelings and tendencies. In the Bible, you never find anything saying that people who consider themselves homosexual must be found and dealt with, but you do see in many instances where those who are performing the acts are dealt with. Therefore, we believe that the act of homosexuality is a sin, not the thought of. In fact, many people who are considered homosexual are happy to know that they can still be righteous, yet still deal with tendencies like homosexuality! Cool, huh? Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Scott Croft
I do, with all my soul. Because there is someone who is able to speak to God, face to face if necessary, we can be certain that we will not be caught unawares when the future comes. Such a feeling of preparedness brings peace to me. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Scott Croft
Being a Mormon, to me, is a way of life that makes me feel like I can do anything. Since we're here to learn and to grow, mistakes are allowed because that is how one learns. Then when we repent, those mistakes won't be held against us. That is great news, right? That is why we try and share it with everyone: because being a Mormon is excellent! Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Scott Croft
The Book of Mormon is a treasure I try and hold dear. It holds the experiences of men and women who loved the Lord and lived life the best they could. By their experiences, I learn that people are human. We try for greatness, yet we fail sometimes. Yet, like a history book, we learn from their mistakes and apply correct principles to ourselves. It is tangible evidence that God truly does care for all his children and wants us to learn His principles for Happiness. And if we pray about it, we can ask Him if this record is true so we can find out for ourselves. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Scott Croft
Modesty helps to show that we hold ourselves with dignity, which comes from the knowledge that we are children of The Most High God. When we dress for any occasion, the way we dress attracts the people who have the qualities that we dress for. It's a way of saying: You dress like meat, you attract dogs. Therefore, understanding that we have an infinite potential we can live up to, we try and act the way that God's children should act. Show more Show less