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Hi I'm Scott

My life is great thanks to my wife and 3 amazing daughters. I enjoy the outdoors, boating, soccer and golfing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my family (wife and 3 daughters)! I also enjoy the outdoors, soccer, boating and golfing. My wife is the love of my life! We knew each other beginning in middle school (7th grade) through high school, and even attended the same college. We had a lot of the same friends, too - but we never dated until I finished college (and when she was almost done with college). We dated for 4 months, and were engaged for 5 months, and then we were married / sealed in the Bountiful, Utah temple. Our three amazing daughters fill our lives with love and a busy schedule. The oldest is in middle school, and the younger two are in elementary school. They are wonderful! We love enjoying their talents and spending time with them - movies, boating, lessons, etc. My wife and I enjoy traveling, and we hope to save enough $ and vacation time to visit Hawaii, North Carolina, Alaska... (the list goes on and on). We've been lucky enough to travel to Alaska, England, France, and Switzerland (all different trips). What not's very fun about international travel? Long plane flights... I've been working as an accountant / financial statement auditor (CPA) after finishing a master's degree from college. My career (with a great firm and great bosses) has been a very fulfilling way to provide for my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of my spiritual experiences while a teenager, and continued spiritual experiences since then. I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints; however, there comes a time when everyone needs to establish their own beliefs & testimony. For me, that came at age 13. My leaders challenged me (and other youth) to take Moroni's challenge (found in the Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:3-5). I took the challenge. I pondered my blessings, Christ's gospel, life and its meaning (as well as a 13-year-old can consider life's meaning), and prayed to our Heavenly Father to know whether the Book of Mormon was truly a book of scripture. It took several prayers and a few weeks to receive an answer; the Spirit eventually answered my prayers and gently touched me and let me know that the Book of Mormon is a book of scripture. I'm especially touched by Christ's sacrifice for me - all of us. His love for me is hard to understand, especially his suffering for my sins. I continue to think about Christ's gospel, and the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and there probably won't be a time when I don't have doctrinal questions - some more serious than others. However, I continue forward by 1) remembering the basics that I know to be true because of my spiritual experiences, 2) trying to recognize all the good around me and the blessings Heavenly Father has given me, 3) recognizing the blessings my family and I receive from attending church and participating, 4) doing my best to serve others (starting with my family), and 5) ongoing spiritual experiences (most of which are gentle confirmations from the Spirit - nothing miraculous). Basically, I have a firm belief in Christ, and trying to be more like Christ has made me a better person. I'm not perfect - just trying to improve.

How I live my faith

My family and I attend Sunday meetings for three hours each Sunday. (I'm amazed that our kids can last three hours, some weeks - it was harder when they were younger.) I am teaching the 12-13 year-old boys (for one of the three hours each Sunday), and I also serve as the assistant Scoutmaster to the same group of boys. It takes quite a bit of time to stay on top of these responsibilities, especially with the weekly Scout meetings on Tuesday evenings, and a monthly campout. (Some months are better than others.) It's rewarding seeing these boys grow up a little bit, recognizing that they can do hard things and take care of themselves. It takes a village to raise children, right? I also visit three families in our ward (congregation) once a month, at their homes, to share a gospel message and find out if they could use some help. I do this with another guy in the ward. This is called "hometeaching," and is basically a great way to get to know families better, and provide service if and when they would like it.