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Hi I'm Scott Zimmerman

I am a husband, father, grandfather, and retired professor of chemistry and biochemistry. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Things I love: fitness (I have completed 16 marathons, 8 triathlons), nutrition, photography, computers, travel (I have been to all 50 states in the U.S.A. and to all 7 continents of the world), writing (I have written over 300 magazine articles and authored or coauthored over 40 books, all dealing with computers), science (my research as a university professor was computer simulation of interactions between drugs and proteins), classical music (I enjoy symphonies, operas, and ballets), art (I love art museums), Spanish (I have lived in Latin America, visited there often, and lived in Spain) and BYU sports (I have had season tickets to football and basketball for almost 40 years). But above all these things, I love my wife, children, and grandchildren; the holy scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon; and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as Mormon but did not have any strong belief about it until age 17, when I decided to study the Gospel for myself and find out if it was true. As I read the holy scriptures and prayed about their truthfulness, the Holy Spirit bore witness that the LDS Church was God's true church on the earth. My knowledge of this truth has increased over the years, especially as I have studied the Book of Mormon. I know it is true because the man who translated it, Joseph Smith, could not have

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by serving others in the community, in the world, and in the church. I currently serve as president of a local Rotary club (Rotary International is a service organization). In our community our club has been involved in registering children with Amer Alert, funding youth leadership programs, providing baby supplies for unwed mothers, and other projects. As part of Rotary, my wife and I have been involved in a reforestation project and water supply project in Peru and in a project to supply medical equipment to a maternity clinic in Ecuador. In addition (not part of Rotary), my wife and two of my daughters helped build homes in Peru. We have also funded the building of a school in Kenya. Within the Mormon Church, I have served in many volunteer positions, including bishop (unpaid head of a local congregation of about 300 people) and gospel doctrine teacher in Sunday School. In my youth I served as a Mormon missionary in Peru for two years. After my wife and I retired as university professors, we served as missionaries in Peru, and then in Spain, and most recently in New York City. We gave received great joy than to preach the Gospel, invite others to come unto Christ, and to represent the Lord in administering sacred ordinances (sacraments) within the Mormon Temples.