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Hi I'm Scott

All my life I've been searching. In 2014 I found it. Now I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am in my second marriage. She is a wonderful woman who gently guided me to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We have 6 children in our blended family. They are all wonderful and smart young adults. I am a hockey enthusiast, having played for 45 years (recently retired). I love watching the Columbus Blue Jackets and supporting them, even if they are totally inconsistent. My other hobbies include reading and cooking. Since I am a recent convert, my reading is mainly church related material. Cooking is mainly trial and error, and I'm so happy with the results in most cases. I work for a large automotive manufacturer and am approaching the end of my career there. My wife and I are currently strategizing to be able to participate in a Senior Missionary assignment if selected.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not a very nice person growing up. I had experienced rejection in so many aspects of my life from a young age through to my first marriage that I developed a protectionist view of life. I was in it for me, and I didn't care about anybody else. Period. I met my second wife and early in our courtship, she told me that she was a Mormon. I told her that was great, and that I would even go to church with her, but would not join the church. (little did I know). I did have a faith in something. I wasn't sure what it was, but I felt that there was something more to life than what I was experiencing. Something bigger? I would complain to my wife as the doorbell rang over the subsequent 13 years. I would peek through the window, and see the nametags. I would not open the door. She just said it's up to me if I want to let them in or not. I thought about that and something prompted me to open that door one day. When I opened it, there stood two young missionaries. I let them in to my house and in to my heart. As they taught me church lessons, my desire to learn and know more grew and grew. I couldn't learn fast enough. And when I had questions for the missionaries, they were tough ones. They could answer some of them, and if they couldn't, they were able to answer them the next time they came to visit. I would ponder their answers, think about the lessons and information I was learning, and pray. The feeling I would get would overwhelmingly comfort me and let me know that this church was true. In hindsight, I am grateful for the difficult path that I have had to follow. It has led me to this wonderful church, understanding how much Heavenly Father loves us, and, how grateful I am for the atoning sacrifice of His beloved Son. My goal now is to lead others to Him, so they may choose for themselves if they want to be saved.

How I live my faith

I try to support my church in anyway possible. Whatever I have been asked to do is new to me, and always somewhat daunting. I always ask Heavenly Father for support, advice, and direction and everything works out. I have taught Sunday School classes to children that are around 9 years old. It's amazing how much they know! I suspect that they have taught me more than I them. I am now teaching young men that are 12-14 years in age. What a wonderful opportunity for me to help these young men strengthen their testimony and hopefully prepare for a mission. I am so proud of each and every one of them.