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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a high school history teacher. I love to travel, listen to music and spend time with my family, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a high school history and U.S. Government teacher. I LOVE teaching that age group. Teens can be a real struggle, but despite all their shortcomings and sometimes extensive attitude, I really feel that I learn more from them, then they from me. At times my wife will drop hints to me letting me know that at times I'm enveloped in my career. Not that I teach too much, it's more along the lines that I apply history too much to everyday happenings and occasions. More often than not at a gathering or when my wife and I are at a friends house, the sounds of "ya know that reminds of a time when so and so who lived blah blah years ago did yadda yadda yadda...." well, you get my point. But that's how I see the world through my mind. Going on road trips can be informative or boring if you're in the car with me! Besides being an ever learning student of history, I love swimming, and just about all forms of exercise. I love taking walks with my wife and our dog as well. My two most favorite past times though would definitely be gardening/yard work and listening to my iPod.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is seriously the only true and living church on earth. Many of you who read my profile will say " this guys biased--he's lived practically his whole live in Utah. How can he know what's true or not because 'everyone's' a Mormon in Utah" To that, I would reply by stating "You're Right!" I have lived most of my life in Utah. BUT, that doesn't mean I haven't experience the 'real world'. I've been blessed to have the opportunities to travel to many places in this world. I love these experiences. Partially because I'm a history nerd, but also because every time I experience something new, my testimony of the truth of the restored gospel of Christ is strengthened inside me. Why am I a Mormon? Because to me, it makes sense. But logic is not the converter for me. I received personal, divine, guidance to find this Church. I have questioned practically every doctrine and teaching of this Church. And each time I question whether or not this is true, I receive testimony that this is true. How do I know this "divine guidance" isn't my own thoughts? There's no words in the English language (nor any other language on that matter) to describe the peaceful yet powerful feeling I get in my heart when I know that the Holy Spirit of God testified to me the truth of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I know, without a fragment of doubt, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the ONLY true and living church on earth that has the authority to speak in God's name and in the name of our Savior.

How I live my faith

I am the membership clerk for my ward. What that means is that I am one of the three types of 'clerks' each LDS ward or branch has. My main responsibilities are to assure that all the happenings the go on in the ward are correctly documented, recorded and filed. It's sounds kind of boring, but really, I've been able to really get to know all the people in my church community. Other than the membership clerk, I've had other 'callings' or assignments throughout my life. I've served in wards on university campuses and even held responsibilities in other countries. My most pasting impression for church service though was definitely serving a mission for the church. As many of you've probably seen in the streets of cities all over the world those two guys in white shirts and ties walking around talking about Jesus--well, I was one of them too. I was in Campinas, Brazil for two years of my life. It was a fantastic experience. I have a memory of my mission practically every day. I love the people of Brazil. I love the Portuguese language (yes I'm still fluent). I practically consider myself a partial citizen of that wonderful country.