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Hi I'm Scott Fothingham

I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, before moving to Lincolnshire in my teens, with my parents.

About Me

During my free time I enjoy watching rugby (as I am now past playing) and singing in the Choir. I am a husband and father of 2 - one 21 year old son and a 19 year old daughter. We enjoy taking holidays in France. I work for an energy utility as the commercial manager for their gas storage business. Although I am an engineer at heart, I also have degrees in Law and an MBA.

Why I am a Mormon

During a placement year in Guildford, whilst studying electrical engineering, at the University of Nottingham, I was introduced to the Church and joined some 3 months later. I initially talked about the Church with the local missionaries and after reading the Book of Mormon and praying (basically for the first time in my life) I felt the spirit and the gained the desire to be baptised. Having felt a direct communication with God on many occasions I have never regretted my decision to join the Church. My service as Bishop was a period when I felt guided on many occasions - helping people with their problems.

How I live my faith

I have had a series of callings within the Church - having served with the brethren - young and the more mature in various capacities. I also served as Bishop for 10 years - helping Church members in their personal efforts to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of my Church service I have facilitated Church events such as Brigham Young University Choir concert at Guildford Cathedral, the British Pageant in Preston and other local service projects.

In whom should we have faith?

Scott Fothingham
As members of the Church we have faith in the existance of a living God and his son Jesus Christ. This faith comes through prayer, studying the scriptures and living the gospel. In many cases, as it did for me, it can start as a desire to know that the gospel is true. Over the years I can say that my life has been guided by our Heavenly Father. My faith has been strengthened by many experiences - some small and some very significant to me and my family. Show more Show less