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Hi I'm Scott Swain

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and I am a retired electrician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona and learned to love the desert. I enjoy hunting, fishing and being out in the wide open spaces. Also, when I was younger I was way into fast cars and anything with an engine. I built and drove a bracket car at the drag races when I was a bit younger. Now I don't even change the oil on my car so my focus has changed a bit. I do have an ATV that I enjoy riding with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I can never deny the eternal truths contained in the Book of Mormon and other modern scripture. Also, the Holy Bible supports everything that is taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My wife and I just finished reading the New Testament again together, and every time I read it I am amazed at the truths that are in those pages that are kind of passed over by some other Christian denominations because they don't have a full understanding of a particular principle. Some that come to mind are doing baptisms for the dead, anointing with oil and laying on of hands for the blessing of the sick, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost,and understanding the true nature of the Godhead. I also understand what my Savior Jesus Christ did for me in the Garden of Gethsemane and upon the Cross of Calvary. Because I know and understand the Atonement I have great love for my Savior and no fear of death. I love life, but as the hymn says, death has lost its sting.

How I live my faith

I try very hard to live my life in harmony with my theological beliefs. This has not always been the case in my life. I was raised in a family that were all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We went to church every Sunday as a family and I knew even then that was what I was supposed to do. As I became a teenager, however, I started to look at some of the teachings of the church as a restriction on my activities and keeping me from having "fun". I eventually came to realize and fully know now, that lasting happiness comes from being obedient to the commandments God has given us. It is the only path that leads to true happiness. I still attend church every week, look for opportunities to be of service to others and faithfully do whatever I am asked of church leaders. In the past I have spent a lot of time working with the young men in Boy Scouts. I also participated as a coach in local baseball and softball leagues. My wife and I are currently preparing to serve a 2 year mission for the church in another country.