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Hi I'm Scott S.

I grew up in Calif, served a mission in Hong Kong, retired from the military, and settled in Washington. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I work as a Power Dispatcher for a local utility. When the storms blow in, I get busy working with the Line Crews to restore power to the customers. I love my job because it's never "the same old thing". When I'm not working, I fly an aerobatic plane for fun. It's a good cross-country plane as well, and we travel to visit family and friends all over the states. My wife and I have recently joined the ranks of the Empty Nesters. Our daughter married her high school sweetheart and they live nearby. Our son is currently serving a mission in the southwest states.

Why I am a Mormon

I've found peace by living the commandments. After spending twenty years in the military, I've been exposed to some of the worst moral environments that anyone could imagine. In my travels overseas, I've witnessed the depravity of the world, and watched some of my own friends participate in those activities. I came to realize that they weren't happy with themselves, and yet they couldn't change. It was easy for me to steer clear, and find activities that I was proud to write home about. During my time in the military, I wasn't always able to find LDS services to attend, so I attended the services of other denominations. It was great to worship with these other groups, but I never felt that I was completely at home. I felt like I was getting a partial serving of truth, but I wanted to full meal! I got spiritually fed whenever I attended LDS services, no matter where I was, and even if I didn't know anyone there. I married my wife in the Salt Lake City Temple. So many of my friends from back then married, and have since divorced. My wife and I have a solid marriage, and we've made it through the past twenty-five years, surviving military deployments to war zones, long absences for training or military exercises, job changes, and kids. The gospel is central to our marriage. It's common ground that we both agree on. It makes our communication better, and our marriage stronger. But all that aside, I have a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I've studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are testaments of Jesus Christ. They teach His teachings. They remind us what we should be doing. And they'll guide us on the narrow path to return to our Heavenly Father. This is my testimony. Joseph Smith was a prophet, called to come in these days to restore the Gospel Truths that have been lost since the times of Jesus Christ. It's not a NEW religion. It's a RESTORED religion!

How I live my faith

My work is a 24/7 job, so I have a difficult time attending church services as often as I would like. But I still have plenty of opportunities to serve others. I visit a few of the families in my Ward every month, just to check in on them, make sure that their needs are being met, and help out in any way they may have a need. I also work very closely with the Bishop to arrange his schedule for him. At the Bishop's request, I contact members of the congregation and schedule interviews for the Bishop. One of the things that I really focus on is keeping the Sabbath Day holy. Although I have to work on some Sundays, I try to avoid other recreational activities on Sunday. Although I love to fly my airplane, I don't fly on Sundays. I try to spend time with my family and my friends, and keep my focus on activities that don't distract from the Sabbath.