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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up as an Air Force Brat. I married an amazing woman. We now have six beautiful children. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm a geek, husband to an amazing wife, father of five girls and a boy, reader of comic books, player of Dungeons and Dragons and video games, watcher of movies, programmer of code, teacher of Sunday School, home teacher, priesthood holder, and a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I had to experience my own conversion. I remember the defining moment in my faith was when I was nineteen, the traditional age for young LDS men to depart on a two-year mission to share the gospel. I had no intention of going on a mission, it didn't fit in my current plans for my life. My faith had waned considerably. I lay in bed one night, dreaming. I was in a completely dark place with no real sensation. Suddenly, I felt an intense weight all over my body, but centered in my chest. It was crushing the breath out of me. I felt a presence that I couldn't explain, it just felt wrong. My mind raced back to all the stories I had read of faithful people in similar circumstances, especially the story of Joseph Smith as he prayed for wisdom so long ago. I cried out to God for help. Immediately, the crushing weight lifted. I saw a light and felt a warmth that enveloped me completely. I felt safe. Then, a feeling of such poignant and complete love washed over me. I knew then that God was real, that He loved me, and that He had saved me. My faith grew immensely. I knew that the only way I could even begin to repay God for His love and aid was to serve a mission and further develop my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. While I have grown in wisdom and knowledge since that moment, I cherish that feeling of unconditional love that God granted me. I know that I have a long way to go spiritually, but I also know that God loves me as I am and is ever prepared to help me grow.

How I live my faith

I teach kids aged twelve to fourteen every Sunday. It is a humbling and learning experience to watch them grow in the short time I have with them. I have learned at least as much as they have through the past few years. AT home, I try to lead my family spiritually through daily prayer and scripture study. Every Monday, we have a family night around the dinner table where we discuss a spiritual topic that my kids have brought up or that my wife and I think needs to be understood better.