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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a husband, father and engineer. I love golf, reading, and I'm trying to learn to love running, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to my wonderful wife, we've been married over 10 years now! We have 4 kids, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Our house can be a little crazy at times with cars and dolls all over the place, but we have lots of fun. I'm an electrical engineer and currently help write software for farm equipment. My family and I are currently on a 3 year assignment in Germany for my work. So we've uprooted from the US and get an awesome experience to see Germany and learn more about the country and their culture. We're working on the language and trying to make sure we get to go around and see some of Europe and history while we're here. I enjoy reading, however I have this bad habit. Once I start reading, I end up shutting everything else out until I finish the book. So, mostly I read when I travel for work and don't have a family to take care of. I also like most kinds of sports, but recently am working on figuring out golf and trying to be a runner. Never understood runners before, never seemed to be a point to all that running. After trying it out for awhile and getting past the "I think I'm going to die" stage, I kind of enjoy it, but am not consistent enough at it to really call myself a runner yet. Golf is another matter, I love the game, but I can't seem to find enough time between family and work to really get any better at it. So, I go out occasionally and have a good time, but can't say I'm any good (maybe when I retire I can improve?!)

Why I am a Mormon

There are many reasons I could give for being a Mormon. Both of my parents are Mormon. All 4 of my siblings are Mormon. My wife and her family are Mormon. I've had all sorts of great friends and mentors who were Mormon. In the end, while these have had a great impact on my life, my reason for being a Mormon is very simple. I'm a Mormon because I know that this is the way back to a loving Heavenly Father. I've read the Book of Mormon. I've prayed about the Book of Mormon. Every time I do this, I feel the Holy Ghost testifying of the truthfulness of that book. I've received my own witness that Joseph Smith was a prophet. That through him, Jesus Christ's church was restored to the earth. I know that through following the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we can come to know our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. That as we continue along this path, we will eventually return to live with them again. More important than any of that, I have developed a relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He lives and that He loves me. I know that he has paid the price for me to be able to return and live with God again. This is one of the most important relationships in my life. I have developed this relationship through following the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that through following the teachings of Savior we can find happiness in this life, and I know that through the church I can return to live with him again.

How I live my faith

I don't feel like I do a lot of special things to "live my faith". My faith is just a part of who I am. I hope that my faith shows, through what I do and who I am. I try to treat others the way that the Savior would. To cheer up those who are having a bad day, or to give words of encouragement. I try to take opportunities to serve and help those around me. I hope that through my actions I help other people want to be good and help as well. I love teaching about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether that is by teaching a lesson at church on Sunday, whether that is through helping my kids to learn more about Christ, or whether that is through going out with the missionaries to teach someone about the Gospel - seeing other people learn about the Savior and his plan for us is a great experience. If I can lift another through my teaching, through service, or through a kind word, I feel like I am living my faith well.