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Hi I'm G. Scott Dean

I am a husband, father, grandfather, and a resident of the Salt Lake City area all my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father, grandfather, and recently returned from serving a full time mission for the Mormon Church. My wife and I have 14 grandchildren, two of which are also serving in the mission field in the United States. Although now retired, my professional occupation has been in real estate for 30+ years. I love meeting new people and helping them find solutions to their residential and business real estate needs. I have been blessed to see many foreign countries and enjoy travel to faraway places. I am amazed at the variety and beauty of this earth and its people. While the earth and its nations have their problems and challenges, I believe there is much that is good and wonderful in all cultures, people, and countries. I also find my greatest personal satisfaction comes from helping and serving other people.

Why I am a Mormon

My membership in the Mormon Church began at birth – to a wonderful family of seven children and two loving parents. BUT my conversion to the gospel taught in the Mormon Church occurred when I was 16. My personal circumstances at the time made me wonder “Is God real?” “Does He love me, or even know I exist?” “What can I do to come to know God in a personal way?” My questions and my yearnings lead me to study and understand the doctrines taught in the Church. I needed to know for myself! I read and studied the Book Mormon, reading one chapter each evening before going to bed, and kneeling in personal prayer and asking God to give me answers to my questions, to give me an assurance as to the truthfulness of the doctrines I was reading. It was not all at once, nor was it overnight, but slowly and absolutely God did answer my prayers, with a sure, peaceful, and powerful feeling – a knowledge - that it is indeed true. My questions were answered, I knew He was there and that He knew me personally. As I continued to study further and developed more doctrinal questions, the process was repeated – and over a lifetime – has been repeated hundreds of times, each time with more answers, and more assurances, and more knowledge and witness that this is the truth. The membership I hold in this Church, its blessings in my personal and family life, and the joy I feel in continuing in its service brings to me life’s greatest joy.

How I live my faith

My wife and I are recently returned from our volunteer 18-month mission for the Mormon Church. We helped with the office and administrative duties associated with 200+ missionaries serving in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. My previous church experience has included working in local congregations were we live, including teaching both youth and adult gospel study classes, helping neighbors with everyday challenges by visiting regularly and volunteering to assist them in household repairs, upkeep, and helping them when sickness or work or family circumstances require “an extra helping hand.” While our Sunday services keep us busy, ours is a religion to be practiced each and every day – through service and caring for others. These lifelong experiences have convinced me that I have never yet met a person I can’t love or extend a hand of friendship.