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Hi I'm Spencer

I grew up in Utah, I snowboard, I'm a studnet, I speak Italian, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being in the outdoors, I love snowboarding, longboard, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Fishing, Rock Climbing and mostly anything else outside. I love to play Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Volleyball, Soccer, and mostly any sport. I'm a student at a community college, and working to go to Pharmacy School. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Rome, Italy mission from Dec.2005 to Dec.2007. The cities i served in were: Firenze (Florence), Quartu Sant'Elena, Cagliari, Pozzuoli (Puteoli), Napoli (Naples) Nazionlae, Prato, Livorno (Leghorn), and Firenze (Florence) again. I love the Italian People and i'm so grateful and happy that they are receiving a Temple, a house of the Lord, in their country.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church; my mother was raised in a family strong in the faith. My father was somewhat of a convert as his mother was born and raised a member of the church but had fallen away, and his father is of the Cahtolic faith. I have had a testimony my whole life, but it wasn't until I left for the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah in December of 2005 that I actually began my own true conversion to the church. I followed the counsel of my Branch President and our then Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley to read the entire Book of Mormon, something i had yet to do. I had known all the stories in the Book of Mormon from reading them in church and at seminary during High School. I took the time to read and ponder the stories in the book, the teachings and really learn from what the prophets of old had written for everyone but also what the Lord knew i needed at any given time. Near the end of my reading of the Book of Mormon, I had the opportunity to go to the Provo Utah Temple with my group of missionaries and upon entering the Celestial Room, i finished the last chapter of Moroni and followed Moroni's counsel in the fourth and fifth verse of the tenth chapter of his book. "4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." The manifestation of truth that i received through the power of the Holy Ghost was not anything magnificent or grand to any one but myself, as I received only a feeling of warmth and joy, of peace and comfort, that I have always known that Joseph Smith is a prophet, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God along with The Bible, that the Priesthood was restored to the earth to Joseph Smith after not having it since the death of the apostles. I always knew that we have and always will have a living prophet, that leads and guides us according to the word of the Lord. And that if i live my life accordingly, i will be able to live with my family for all eternity, in the presence of our Heavenly Father, and His eternal family. My mission was a great help in strengthening my testimony, to deepening my foundation upon which my testimony lays.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my example to my friends, which is hard at times, but i strive to do my best. I share my faith with those around me and church and I often have the opportunity to teach others of the teachings of our Prophet and Apostles while there.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Spencer
We believe in the Bible because it is the word of God given to his children in the old world as a guide for them and for us. Just as the Propher Joseph Smith wrote in the eight articl of faith,"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." The Bible gives valuable insight to the life of our Savior Jesus Christ, and also to all of the prophets of old and their teachings. We learn from them as much as we learn from modern day Prophets. A way i like to look at this question is like this: in scripture it is written "...by the mouth of two...witnesses..." we can learn the truth. Let's say for example there is a car wreck. There is a man stanidng on one side of the road and sees that the car made a jerking motion in the road and slammed into the telephone pole. This is like the Bible. Now, let's say there is another man on the other side of the road, and he sees the exact same car wreck, but from the other side of the the road. He sees that the driver swerved in the road because of a little child running into the street after his ball, and that caused him to hit the telephone pole. This is like the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon AND the bible together teach us of Christ. They both teach us of Christ's teachings, and His gospel so that we are able to live life in accordance with our Heavenly Father's will, so that we will be able to live in His presence once again. Show more Show less