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Hi I'm Scott Dixon

I was raised in Huntington, West Virginia. I teach the youth of the Church as a Seminary Teacher, Scoutmaster and father of 5

About Me

I'm a husband to an amazing wife! She inspires me to be a better man. Together we have 5 beautiful children. They occupy a lot of our time and energy, but bring us even more satisfaction and joy. I love running, especially trail running in the beautiful Utah mountains. I'm a Seminary teacher for the Church. Students from the adjacent high school or junior high can choose to select seminary as one of their classes, leave the school during their seminary period and come to our building and learn better their religion to better live their religion. I love my job and the youth with whom I work. I have a lot of energy and love interacting with people.

Why I am a Mormon

My earliest memory is that of two extremely tall missionaries that entered our home in Milton, West Virginia. One of them had to incline his head to enter our home. Before and after they taught our family the gospel, one of them would pick me up, and put me on his shoulders. I looked up to them in more ways than their height though. After my parents joined were baptized, however, they waxed and waned in activity in the Church. The lessons of my Sunday School teachers had a lasting effect on me. When I was about 11, my father decided to start attending the United Methodist Church, so the family all followed dad. After a few years, doctrinal questions began to come. I knew that somehow there were answers to the questions I was asking, but I was sent to the pastor's office frequently and told not to "ask questions that did not have answers". One day I finally, and begrudgingly, approached the daunting task of cleaning my room. As I pulled things out from under my bed (some things I had not seen in years), I found a light blue copy of The Book of Mormon. At first my interest in it was that of a 15 year-old boy finding a reason to not clean. Then I started to feel the same feeling I felt in Sister Johnson's Sunday School class back in the Mormon Church. I read for several hours, did not get my room clean, but did start to find answers to the questions I had been asking. The questions were asked again, only now to the Mormons. The answers came, as well as the formula for how to know for myself. As I knelt next to my bed a few months later, I felt a stronger version of the same familiar feeling that I remember from my youth in the Mormon Church. I discovered the answers to the questions my Methodist friends could not provide, and the truth of the gospel is active and vibrant in my life today!

How I live my faith

One cannot disconnect their faith or religion from their everyday life. To be a Mormon means you strive to be Christlike in ALL you do. I live just a couple blocks from my employment, so I teach the kids in my neighborhood and in my church. Since my kids are active and involved in the community, I am too; as their running coach, baseball coach, wrestling coach, Scoutmaster, and most of all, their cheerleader and supporter. I hope my kids see the example my wife and I have tried to set, in that a Mormon is a builder. A community builder, a character builder, a confidence and faith builder! I believe a big part of my religion is to leave people better than you found them, and let them do the same for you! As a boy, my father was my Scoutmaster, and now I realize the joy of being the scout leader of your own sons. What a joy it is to have an extra opportunity to teach boys the skills and attributes and faith of becoming men!