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Hi I'm Scout

I'm from San Antonio, Texas. I attend BYU. I hope to be a doctor someday! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I go to Brigham Young University in Provo, UT where I'm studying Exercise Science with the intent to go to medical school. There are plenty of different options that appeal to me as far as medical specialties go: dermatologist, orthopedic surgeon, or fertility specialist to name a few! I love learning and studying, but you can find me doing something fun and non-school-related with my friends in my down time. I love watching basketball - both pro and college, and even though I'm not that good, shooting around or playing a pickup game is my idea of a good time! When I can, I travel back home to San Antonio, Texas, where I love spending time with my parents and siblings. I'm the oldest of 3 kids, and my family is very outdoorsy! We go on backpacking and whitewater rafting trips at least once a year, with plenty of camping and hikes in between. I will be serving a full-time mission in the Washington Federal Way Mission from September 2015 to March 2017.

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my family is Mormon, so growing up I just kind of "went with the flow" of things. As a young child, I didn't completely understand everything that was taught in church, but I liked the good feelings I got when I went. I chose to be baptized when I was 8 years old. As I grew older, my attitude toward church changed. I started listening and learning more when we discussed the Gospel in church meetings. I started to think for myself and pray to Heavenly Father that I could understand and determine the truthfulness of the things I was taught. Slowly but surely, I became more and more committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After reading the Book of Mormon and Bible, that developing testimony became stronger, and through my life experiences (and plenty of mistakes) my faith continued to grow. That's not to say that I've always been perfect in my beliefs. Doubts have come and gone - each time I began questioning some principles, I could rely on prayer and ask the Lord to give me understanding. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been such a steady source of light and comfort through my short life so far, and I have had so many wonderful confirmations that this is the true church of God; the same church that Jesus Christ established when He was on the Earth. I'm so grateful I have been given the knowledge of the restoration of the Gospel and I can't wait to share it with others!

How I live my faith

For me, faith is definitely a central part of my life. All growing up, my family and I went to church every Sunday and participated in various other church-related activities during the week. Being so involved has allowed me as well as many of my friends and family members to take leadership roles among the youth and young adults; these opportunities have been valuable lessons to me in kindness, patience, critical thinking, problem solving, and, of course, fun! I love organizing events for our church community, and then inviting anyone who would like to come, member or not! I think that those kinds of experiences can help others know that there are people who love them and are looking out for them - and that is a central message of our church. We are all God's children, and we should follow Jesus Christ's example by loving our neighbors as ourselves and always striving to serve others wherever we can.