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Hi I'm Spencer H.

I live in Washington St. I am a breadman. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a beautiful wife and father to four wonderful children. Some of my hobbies are reading, fishing, spending time with family, and on occasion golfing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church. My parents and us children where regulars at church. Even though I was born into the church, I still had to learn for myself that the teachings and doctrines of the church are true and what they claim to be. This came by reading the scriptures and prayer. To be honest, as a youth, I would read and it always made sense, I mean I believed it. It wasn't until I prayed about it that I truly gained the testimony of it. I believe this church to be what it claims to be.

How I live my faith

I enjoy working with the people that I attend church with. I spend a lot of time with the youth. There are some families I visit on a regular basis. I have developed such good friendships with many of the members. I also am grateful to attend a church with people I grew up. It is so neat to look out and see some of my best friends from High School in the congregation.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Spencer H.
As Mormons we believe the family to be central to God's plan for humanity. We believe parents to have responsibility, both husband and wife, to raise and teach children what is right, what is morally correct. My wife is the most important person in my life, next to the Savior. My children too. We believe that families will be together eternally because of the Savior and His gospel. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Spencer H.
New members are baptized into the church to show their commitment to live the teachings of Jesus Christ. We follow His example when we do this. It also opens the door to allow the gift of the Holy Ghost to be with us on a regular basis. The Holy Ghost helps us to make the best decisions, comforts us when we need it, and is part of the process of spiritual cleansing that puts our lives more in compliance with what the Savior has asked of us. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Spencer H.
When I speak of "testimony" I speak of my belief in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I know He is the Savior of the world and I know he is my personal Savior. My testimony also includes my faith that the Book of Mormon is true, just like the Holy Bible is true. I love the way I feel when I read the teachings found in those books. I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be true. I have a "testimony" or "strong belief" these things are true primarily through my personal and individual prayers. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Spencer H.
I started working when I was 13 years old for a farmer changing irrigation hand lines. My summers from then on where filled with changing water lines, picking rocks out of fields, bucking hay (lifting the hay bales and placing them on a trailer to be taken out of the field), and all sorts of other work. I worked for this same farmer until I left on my mission to Argentina. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Spencer H.
No, not at all. I did always want to, and I did when I was nineteen years old. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Spencer H.
As a father I work with my wife to raise our children. We have different responsibilities that are equally important. I work out of the home to provide a living for the family. My wife has chosen to stay at home and be with the children. This was the choice that she wanted and she is glad to do it. I am fortunate to have a job where I get to be home during the a good portion of the day. I am here to help tend to the needs of our children so that this, sometimes burden, isn't exclusively my wife's. As far as decisions pertaining to our family, we make them together usually. We have been married long enough that we generally think alike and our decisions tend to be the same. As the father in the home I don't believe my opinion to be more important than my wife's or children, we have benefited as a family to make the decisions together. I remember as a new husband it took a little bit for me to figure this out. My wife is my partner, soul mate, whatever you wish to name it. I can't imagine life any different. Show more Show less