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Hi I'm Scott

I'm from Iowa. I'm studying bioinformatics. I love people. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a sophomore in college. Learning and classes can be hard sometimes; there are a lot of ups and downs. Despite the challenges that it presents, I try to embrace college life and love to learn what I'm taught both inside and outside of the classroom. I'm definitely in no rush to end this chapter of my life because I'm having such a good experience! I've worked hard to be able to be having this college experience. I've worked to save up money to be able to pay for college and to serve two years as a full-time missionary. I've gardened, done lawn care. I've worked as a grill cook and as a CNA. I've worked at packaging and distribution facilities. I'm currently working retail at an electronics store. These jobs have given me good work ethic and have introduced me to a lot of amazing people that I would not have come to know otherwise. I'm grateful that I can work! The most important aspect of my life is being part of a family. I am a son, step-son, brother, step-brother, a soon-to-be half-brother, and an uncle! I love the challenge that comes with filling each of these roles. I feel that my Heavenly Father means for me to be a part of the lives of the members of my family. I have a purpose.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the witness of truth that I have received through the Holy Ghost. When I study something that is true, or when I act in truth, the Holy Ghost is able to give me thoughts and feelings that help me to know within myself that what I studied or did is true and good. Most of the time I have to seek out and ask for this special witness and affirmation from the Holy Ghost. It doesn't always just happen. It's very purposeful and faithful. One of the truths that I've received that is fundamental to my testimony is that my Heavenly Father wants me to be happy and that by following His son, Jesus Christ, I can become the happiest I can be. Heavenly Father has given me a taste of this ultimate happiness be blessing me with my family and other close relationships. The happiest moments of my life have been when I'm with family. I've learned through the Holy Ghost that I can be with my family forever. I know that this is what Heavenly Father wants for me. These truths are part of my testimony. And because I feel that these things are true, I am a Mormon. I want be with the people that I love forever. I want that because I love those people. I believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way that I'll be able to do that. That's why I"m a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I know that love is what motivates me to live my faith. Loving God and loving my neighbor are the greatest commandments. I'll admit that it's not always easy to love, but learning to love and feeling loved in return have become great guides for me. I believe that Heavenly Father purposefully instilled within all of His children, the overwhelming desire to feel loved and accepted. Satisfying this need is what will help us to learn truth. Once we learn truth, we can allow truth to influence our actions. When we act as best we can upon the truth that we have, we are able to receive all of the blessings that Heavenly Father wants us to receive. All of that is one reason why relationships mean a lot to me. I really want to help my family and friends out whenever I can. Investing time and attention into the relationships that I have with family and friends isn't always easy, but I've come to know that it is always worth it. When I help others feel loved, I know I'm doing something good. When I feel loved, I know that I'm doing something good. Love is why I smile at others and why I do my best to serve them. Love is the reason I text and call others to let them know that I'm thinking about them. Love is why I take time out of my day to prepare lessons to teach my peers that I have been called to teach. Of course, I'm not perfect at any of this. I complain and grumble too much, and that's okay. I know that I'm becoming the man that I want to become.