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Hi I'm Scott

My family are converts to the Mormon Church. I believe I would have felt my life was unfulfilled without the church.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of five children. We now have 21 grandchildren. Along with us they all love sports--especially soccer. One of our grandchildren is on the U16 U.S. soccer team and is nationally ranked in the top 10. All of the others are very athletic and successful in their own ways. After our children were all married we started scuba diving. We have several scuba certifications and love the sport. Coming from a desert makes the ocean very inviting. We both grew up living at the base of the Wasatch Mountains where we learned to ski--you need some thing to do in the winters or they can be really long.

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the church when I was eight years old. Obviously I more or less just came along for the ride. However, as I grew into my young adult years I began to question and study the church doctrine and to question the truthfulness of the church. I came to the conclusion that Jesus Christ would only have one church-- not several with different teachings and doctrines. Either a doctrine comes from Jesus Christ or it doesn't. For me it was a matter of learning if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was Christ's church or not. After reading the Book of Mormon, studying, and much prayer it became clear to me through the Holy Ghost that the church is the true church if Jesus Christ. I have no doubts any longer. The Holy Ghost has revealed it to me many times and continues to influence my life.

How I live my faith

I have spent much of my life teaching the youth in scouting and also church doctrine. As I have grown older my attention has turned to teaching/discussing gospel principles with members and non members of the church. I Believe that it is important to be involved in the community and spent 14 years on the planning commission for our city. I spend several hours a month visiting other members in my area to help with their needs, to give encouragement, and to leave a short gospel message. Our neighborhood has created a plan to contact and help each other in case of a disaster or some other emergency. I have direct responsibility for six of my neighbors if needed. Over all the plan involves just over 500 people that live within a few blocks of each other.

What is being a Mormon like?

There are lots of reasons to be a Mormon. But if for no other reason the life style of a Mormon leads to happiness. The principles taught lead me to a way of life that is uplifting, joyful and full of great friends who are spiritually close to the Lord. Show more Show less