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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up in Wyoming. I'm in the Army. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 wonderful children who remind me every day just how blessed I am. I love serving in the Army and have done for several years. I like to read, fantasy books are my favorite, but I like any good book. I also love playing video games, but I'm working to cut back :-). I enjoy learning about new scientific and technological inventions or discoveries.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ. I love being able to listen to and read what the living Prophet of God tells us, and know the Heavenly Father continues to speak to His prophet's today just like He did during the Bible times. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and each time it brings me a greater understanding of Jesus Christ and His important mission. I know the Book of Mormon is true and Joseph Smith was a true prophet and Thomas Monson is a true prophet today. Being in the army puts me around many people who are more base in their actions and language. It love having the gospel in my life to help guide me to what is real joy and happiness. For me personally, the commandments create a solid core that I can stand on during the various tough times life throws at me. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and all He has done for me. I know He loves me and wants nothing more than for me to be able to return to Him so He can forgive me.

How I live my faith

I have worked with the young men in Boy Scouts of America. I have worked with the men in organizing service projects for other Mormons and non-Mormons in the community. I have taught all ages, both men and women, about the scriptures. I have taught little children and can truly see the Savior's love in their eyes. Each month I go visit other members of the Church to see how they and their families are doing. If there is anyway I can help them I am ready and willing to do so. By serving others I find that I am a better person and can feel the Savior more fully in my life.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Scott
Absolutely not! Ironically, as I talk with my friends and associates I find that they are the ones who have had multiple wives or husbands. The Church teaches that a man and a woman, one of each, should marry and raise children unto the Lord. We believe marriage is an eternal covenant and will continue even after death. As such, there is a completely different perspective on the marriage relationship, which has greatly helped me work through the challenges in my own marriage. In the early days after the Church was restored to the earth, the Lord commanded some of the early leaders to practice plural marriage just like He did with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and other leaders in the Bible. The practice of plural marriage was stopped in 1890 and has not been practiced in the Church since. Anyone found practicing plural marriage is excommunicated, meaning they are no longer accepted as members of the church. Show more Show less