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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Idaho. I'm a cowboy at heart and father of six. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and work for the state where I live managing a portion of the State's Behavioral Health services. I have been married to a wonderful lady for almost 15 years now and am a father of six, 5 boys and a girl. I love being a "country" boy, playing and watching sports, mowing lawns, and being with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My family have been members for several generations now. I am grateful for this heritage. I continue to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ because it makes me happy and it provides me direction. I know that God is our Heavenly Father. We have an elder brother Jesus Christ who atoned for my transgressions as well as the transgressions of each person who has ever lived, is now living, or who will yet be born. It is amazing to know that the God of the universe whose power and authority is in the creation of all things good knows and has an interest in me. I am a Mormon because in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I have found the fullness of the gospel that Christ taught when He was on the earth.

How I live my faith

I believe that success in some measure comes from what we allow ourselves to participate in; it's largely a choice. I enjoy my mornings. Getting up before anyone else in the house is awake and starting my day by reading scriptures or other inspiring works puts me in the right frame of mind to do my best throughout the day. I enjoy serving others and try to do so in a variety of ways. I visit several families that I attend church with on a regular basis to see how they are doing and what needs they may have that I can help meet. This has helped create some wonderful friendships. I also meet frequently to discuss the spiritual needs of the children in our area and plan activities that will strengthen their relationship with God. My children are very important to me and being involved in their lives by coaching little league teams, or assisting in their schools on occasion is one way that I can spend more time with them while assisting our community. My wife and I decided when we were first married that we would have her stay home. This has caused us to do without a lot of things that we could otherwise have with two full-time incomes. It has also caused me to frequently pick-up extra odds and end jobs to supplement our family budget at times. The payoff has been worth it though as she has been able to strengthen our kids in so many ways. It's really the little things we do that probably have the greatest affect on us for good...daily reading of the scriptures, praying to God as a family each night and day, attending church, and taking time to discuss the gospel of Jesus Christ with each other strengthens our faith.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Scott
It is impossible for me to fully explain in words the atonement of Jesus Christ. The atonement took place in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross of Calvary. It was necessary that an atonement was made to satisfy the demands of both the law of justice and the law of mercy. No unclean thing can live in the presence of God and in order for mankind, as imperfect as we are, to again live in the presence of God we needed a way for us to become clean again. The atonement...the sacrifice of a perfect Savior makes this possible. Show more Show less