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Hi I'm J. Scott McIntosh

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. I love to be in the outdoors and I love learning to play guitar. I love anything that gets my heart racing. That ranges anywhere from cliff jumping, to good food, to my girlfriend. I'm literally the most easy going guy I know. I'm pretty much okay with anything. And if I'm not then I change it or just adapt to it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised by great parents who were members of the church. I grew up already knowing about the gospel and about Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon so I never doubted it was true. I always believed it was true. However I never had an opportunity to prove it. I kept believing and I kept going to church simply because it was easy, comfortable, and convenient. But that couldn't last forever. I had turned 19 so I was preparing myself to serve a full time mission for the Lord. I knew I wanted to and I knew I was going to. I did all the paper work, I got my calling to Brazil, and I left to the Missionary Training Center on 14 November 2012. The training center was easy. It was fun. It felt like a church youth camp or even school. I had a blast learning the basics of being a missionary and of the Portuguese language. But when I actually got in the field, everything I knew and believed was put on the line. The first few weeks I was in Brasil were extremely challenging. I couldn't communicate or understand anyone. Everything was different. I spent seven days a week working for something I spent my whole life believing. I was supposed to preach for the next two years about a boy who saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and who restored the kingdom of God back on the earth. I realized early on that I could not do that if I didn't have an absolute knowledge that it was true. I wasn't going to waste my time. So I put it to the test. I studied and I prayed and I fasted. I came to a knowledge that this church was true and that what I was doing as a missionary was necessary. For the rest of the two years every time I shared the message of the Restoration my own personal testimony and belief of it's truthfulness was strengthened and intensified. There was no more room for doubt. Now I'm not a member of the church simply because it's convenient. But because I discovered it to be necessary. And I am a better person because of it.

How I live my faith

I loved serving the Lord as a missionary in Manaus, Brasil. It was one of the great highlights of my life. Sharing the gospel brings me so much joy and builds me up. In my congregation I serve as a Sunday school teacher for the men's class. I alway enjoy preparing those lessons and focusing on the needs of the people I will be teaching. I try to live my life so that I make as many people smile as I can. I wave and smile at everyone. I reach out and make conversation. I think people often forget everyone around them has their own life and their own difficulties and I try to help people realize that by simply reaching out to as many people as I can.