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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in a small town in Alabama. I enjoy a good outdoor adventure. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Alabama in a big Mormon family where I was taught the values of faith, service and hard work. My five brothers remain my closest friends and my parents are two of the people whom I love and admire most in life. Currently I live in Washington DC and work as a management consultant helping companies solve difficult problems. It's a rewarding career that allows me to travel to new places, meet new people and pushes me to improve myself. In my spare time I enjoy reading biographies, watching documentaries, playing soccer, mountain biking and exploring new places.

Why I am a Mormon

There are three primary reasons why I'm a Mormon: First, there's the evidence that living the standards and teachings of the Mormon faith brings me more joy, peace and happiness than when I don't. I'm a better person and have more purpose in my life when I align my actions with the true principles the church teaches. I've seen it in my own life and in the lives of others. Second, I've studied the teachings, history and doctrines of the church and believe that it's an inspired and divinely guided institution. I recognize light and truth are found in many different faith traditions and churches, but I believe no other organization mirrors more closely the church Jesus Christ established when he lived upon the earth nor that answers life's deepest questions to the same degree of satisfaction as this church does. Most importantly, I'm a Mormon because of the many experiences I've had with answered prayers and other spiritual evidences leading me to know that this is the Lord's church. I've read the Book of Mormon many times and seriously studied, pondered and prayed about it and know that it's authentic. I believe that anyone who honestly and diligently examines it and prays about it with an open mind and heart can have that same conviction.

How I live my faith

One of the unique aspects of the Mormon church is that each member of a congregation has a responsibility to contribute to the functioning of the church and to serve one another. Over my lifetime I've been asked to teach gospel lessons to classes on Sunday, organize cultural events and activities for large gatherings of members and spend time mentoring youth members. Currently, I have the responsibility of looking out for the well being of four members of my congregation which entails visiting them monthly, sharing a gospel message and finding ways to serve them however needed. Some ask what motivates me to spend so much time in these positions without being paid for it. I do it because when I'm serving others I feel a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ in living as he would live. It also makes me less self-centered and I find that I grow and actually gain more in the process than I give as I serve in new positions that stretch me. The other areas of my life seem to always come together when I dedicate myself to church service.