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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Murray, Utah. I'm a runner, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in the LDS church in Utah with good parents and friends around me. I always believed it was true, but I wanted to know for myself that the life I was living was the right thing for me. When I was 18 and starting out in college, I felt an impression that the time had come to really decide for myself whether or not this was the right church for me. So I opened my Book of Mormon and began reading in earnest for the first time in my life. I had read before, but the stories this time came to life and through prayer, the Holy Ghost witnessed to me that it was true. What once seemed to be distant stories of prophets in ancient lands became real to me. I recall in particular this pearl of wisdom - if you believe these things, see that you do them - and I set out to do just that. Shortly thereafter, I served a mission for the church in Manchester, England. I spent two years teaching others about Jesus Christ and sharing what I knew to be true about my Savior. It's unlike anything I ever experienced. You could say that it built a strong foundation of faith and commitment for the rest of my life - A foundation of faith that I continue to maintain through living the principles I know to be true.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and know it is true. It teaches us the way to live and how to return to our Father in Heaven. To be a "Good" Mormon takes more than just going to church each week. It take us living the teachings and being an example to those we come in contact with. I promise you that if you read and pray about the Book of Mormon you will too, gain a testimony for yourself.

How I live my faith

I try to be the best person I can be. It's easy some times to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life, but I find it particularly important to reflect often on the true meaning of life - being Christ like and returning to live with Heavenly Father. I try to do this by being kind to others, sharing my talents and whatever means I have to better the lives of those around me. I think I learn more from them sometimes than I do by myself. One of the things that I think makes our church great is the fact that everyone has an assignment or "calling" that they fulfill as an act of service and giving. No one is paid for their calling. These callings are extended to each member through their local bishop. In my local church group, my wife and I have the awesome opportunity of serving in a Young Singles ward where we serve about 250 young adults between 18-30. I've had to dig a little deeper in the scriptures every day and share my faith with the youth. It's awesome and humbling to see their faith take root and grow. Living our faith means trying our best to do what's right every day.