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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a straight A student, except for Advanced Foods. I love playing board games and ultimate frisbee I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hmmm, what should I tell you about me to get you to like me? Just some forewarning, I get a little crazy and might overkill it with the jokes, but don't worry they are more for my entertainment than for yours. I have just graduated from high school, and eagerly anticipate going on my mission, but more on that later. In high school I joined an ultimate frisbee team, which was really fun. We played hard and messed with each other. Something really cool was someone always had "The Power" and with this a person could hit someone else on the but with a frisbee and tell them to do anything at which point that person does as instructed and they attain "The Power." My favorite instance was when my coach, who isn't apart of my church, used it on someone else and said he had to be Mormon for a day, so he showed up to seminary (a church class before school) and we yelled at him if he swore. I'm also an avid reader. I read the Wheel of Time, just look it up if you want to know how much of an accomplishment that is. Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors, and if you want a laugh, read "Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians." Also read about brandon's Cosmere your head will explode. I love games. Whether it be messing with my friends minds, video games, or bookshelves of board games. My family and I might be addicted to board games, since we usually play at least one a night. They all gang up on me because I win, so often, unless my brother visits home... Noooooooo, I want to rant more.

Why I am a Mormon

Luckily for me, I was born into this church, while both my parents were converts, and fortunately they had the opportunity to join the church. Growing up in the church and with loving parents and 5 loving older siblings, I have always been blessed. I've never known what it was like to not have the church or a great family, but I have found that the times I am most depressed or sad are when I'm not following the teachings of the church, and make mistakes. I find that when I am in line with teachings of the church, from even simple things of praying and scripture study, I gain strength and a cheerful attitude, and can often banish those bad moods that you sometimes get from time to time. I have found that the doctrine of the church both makes sense and is very comforting and very fair. Since there are so many people who have never heard the name of Christ, I love that the gospel teaches about a spirit world before the time of our judgement before God, for all people to learn about the gospel and about Christ. The church also teaches that God is loving and judges us on an individual, case by case situation, so that way he is very understanding to those who may have had no religion or held some knowledge of Christ through other religions. I know the church is true because I have felt it through the Holy Ghost, a feeling that what is being said is good and true; a feeling that I don't get for other things. Finally, I love the story of the prophet Joseph Smith who restored this church. The one thing that I find all prophets have in the scriptures is humility. Moses himself was unsure of himself, but said he would trust in the Lord. Joseph Smith did the same as he believed the words of the bible that said "If any of ye lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him." James 1:5 He believed those words and unsure of himself sought God's help, and this humility makes him a prophet in my eyes.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in several ways. First, I always read my scriptures and pray before I go to bed. I make sure to always have time to spend with my family, especially since my family is amazingly fun to be with. Recently, I have focused on doing genealogy work and finding out more about my ancestors. I plan on doing temple work for these people, meaning I will perform sacred ordinances like baptism in their stead, so that way they can accept those ordinances despite not having the opportunity to have those ordinances done for themselves. If this confuses you, ask some missionaries to better explain it to you. As promised I will tell you about how I am going on a mission to Massachusetts. I will serve for two years, sacrificing time with family, many venues of entertainment from video games to the internet in general. It is really cool though, because I found out later that my maternal grandmother and her side of the family were from Massachusetts; I had been focused on my dad's side of the family so I never noticed this before my mom told me, so its really cool that I get to go there. This helped show to me that I was going to Massachusetts for a reason. As preparation, I've been helping out the missionaries in my area by teaching with them and giving them rides to places. I should mention that I go to church every Sunday and use Sunday as a day to read scriptures, pray, and play lots of games with family, (when they aren't all snoring on various assortments of couches, beds, and comfy chairs). Most of all, I try to be a calm, kind, and funny person. When something upsets me or embarrasses me, I try to laugh it off and realize that it doesn't matter that much in the long run. Sometimes I'm not very successful, but I do try to make people laugh, especially when they are stressed out and need to take a step back and relax, and what better way to do that than with a good laugh. I try to be supportive of friends in what they are doing whether it be school, art, or work.