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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a father of three, a student pharmacist, a former college football player, lover of history & the outdoors, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on the coast of Oregon in a small town. I grew most during my high school years, when I would spend hours out at the beaches of the coast, just looking out over the ocean and watching innumerable sunsets. I played sports throughout my high school years and felt very blessed with friends from all social groups, which was not always easy being that I was one of only a few Mormons in the school. I have been so grateful for my friends there and their understanding and support of my beliefs. I served a mission in Ohio and Kentucky which help mold me into the man I have become as I served the Hispanic community there. I love my wife and three children that support me so much as I continue to pursue my goal of becoming a pharmacist. I have been in school a long time. The first three and a half years I was playing college football until I had to make a decision; keep playing or pursue my educational goals and be a husband and father. Although it was hard to leave it behind, it was an easy decision to make. I was then able to get into pharmacy school and we are working hard together to make ends meet and get through this difficult program. As we pull together through life we keep feeling as if we are being lifted up at times.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were very influencial in our community in Oregon. The were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had been for almost all their lives. I grew up in the church and tried to be faithful as I did. I have had my doubting periods, especially when younger, but my heart kept reminding me of the blessings of the spirit I have been given. Above I told of the time I spent as a young man out at the beaches of the Oregon Coast. Most of the time I spent out there was simply sitting and looking out over the ocean and the beaches. I would sit quietly and offer wispered prayers to my Heavenly Father, asking to know Him and understand what was expected of me. I often asked for forgiveness and in doing so developed a personal relationship with HIm. I felt as if the reflection I did out at the beach taught me more than some classes I attended because it was on my terms and was coming from within me and not from listening to others. I know that if it wasn't for my teachers and for those classes I wouldn't have had the knowledge needed to make those connections for myself and so am very grateful for them. I am still a Mormon because of the additional step of reflecting on myself and my own relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I cannot deny the feelings of the spirit that have testified to me throughout my life of the truth, restoration, and fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ found here. I am a Mormon because no matter how many mistakes I keep making in my life I have never been forgotten of my Father in Heaven. I am a Mormon because of the Love I feel when I read the Book of Mormon and attend His holy temples. I cannot forget the majesty and beauty that is shown me when ever I am in the nature that God created for us or think of the beauty of the beaches I frequented as a youth. I am a Mormon because I know that this is his true and everlasting gospel and that he loves me.

How I live my faith

I feel that I have to work hard to live my faith. I may fall short at times but I know as I continue to dedicate my time and efforts to His gospel I am working to grow the faith I have. I have been in many different positions in the church. I have been in different callings from being a teacher of 2 year-olds to being the leader of the men in a ward. Each calling I receive turns out to be a blessing and this helps me to have faith that Heavenly Father knows what he is doing when assigning me. As part of many of these callings I've had opportunities to serve in the local communities. I've gotten the chance to give service to food banks, parks, widows homes, and so much more that I may not have been able to if it wasn't for this gospel. I feel that I live my faith just by the way I interact with my family and show them more importance than success in any other aspect of my life. I feel that I live my faith by giving my best no matter how small my role appears to others. I am currently working as a leader for the cub scouts in my ward. Classmates seem to look at it as if it was something easy and not very important. As I have worked with these boys I have found that it is a very important assignment. These boys are very young and these lessons we teach them can have a major impact on their lives. More importantly I strive to be a role model for them because of the influence I can have on them. I want it to be a positive one. Like when I was a young man in high school, I see the most important way that I live my faith is through my appearance, actions, and manner of living. I am trying my best to show my faith in God the Eternal Father and in Jesus Christ just by living in the manner they would want me to live.