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Hi I'm Spencer

I grew up in California and live in Arizona. I am a High School Seminary Teacher and I really love sports. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hey, I'm your typical 27 year old man. I married the most beautiful woman I've ever met in August 2012. I just graduated from college that wasn't with my fair share of ups and downs. I am a High School Seminary Teacher! I really enjoy teenagers, they keep me young. There is nothing more wonderful than to spend time with my family! But I do love SPORTS, I played Division one football for almost two seasons at BYU before getting hurt. But I enjoy every sport out there, I'm a HUGE SF giants fan, I love my Detroit Lions, Utah Jazz, and the Detroit Red Wings. I went on a mission to Texas (05-07). I used to be very big, but in June 2012, I had the Gastro-Bypass surgery and have lost over 200 pounds. I have never felt better and been happier than I am now!

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents joined the church, my mom was 13, and my dad was 8 when their families joined the church. I'm so grateful to my parents for showing what the Gospel can bring to families. Growing up, i just fed off of my families testimonies, I saw that my parents were happy, I didn't see anything wrong with the teachings, and saw that we were good people. When i was 16, my family went and picked up my sister from her mission in Illinois. As we were there we visited all the early church sites, where Joseph Smith lived and walked. One of the places we visited was Carthage Jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith was shot and killed. During that tour, where they had an audio tape recording of what kinda took place there almost 200 years ago, i said a quick prayer and asked if what happened to Joseph Smith was true. The most assuring feeling came over me, and that led me to finally read the Book Of Mormon all the way through by myself. Once again, after reading, i prayed... Recieved that same feeling. I know that that book has brought me closer to my Savior, even the Lord Jesus Christ. I know that He did restore His Church, through the boy Joseph Smith. I know God lives, There is a Prophet on the Earth that speaks Gods will for EVERYONE. That man is Thomas S. Monson. There have been many experiences in my life since i was 16 that have only deepened my testimony of the restored Gospel. I can not deny what i know, and i know that this Church, even the Church of Jesus Christ is the True and LIVING church on the earth.

How I live my faith

Now that I graduated College, My family moved to Mesa Arizona. Now that I have a regular Monday-Friday job its a big change for me. I strive to be a good person all the time. I try to be friendly to everyone I come in contact with. Before I met my wife, Football was my life on the weekends, I would watch football all day Saturday and then all day after church on Sunday. Now that she is apart of my life, I have no desire to spend all day with football anymore. Spending time with her on Sundays and wroshiping my Heavenly Father has changed my life. The Lord has given me everything, the least I can do is give him a little more dedicated life, especially on Sundays. I am assigned to assist four families within my community to watch over, to be there for them if they need anything, and then to teach them of some of the things that I have learned that I think could help their family. I have grown to love them as if they were family. I teach them at least once a month on whatever is on our minds, and just enjoy our friendships. When ever i can, or see the opportunity, i love making people smile, or laugh. i feel i'm pretty good and lifting people up when their down and try to be the class clown! Time to enjoy life!

What is the First Vision?

Spencer
The First Vision is where it all began with Joseph Smith. When Joseph Smith was 14 years old, he had some questions that you might have wondered; Which church is true? He saw many different churches like we see today teach different things, all claiming they were the true church. Joseph searched out these churches and became even more confused. While reading in the bible, he came across a scripture that hit him deep, James 1:5. It led him to pray, and when he did in 1820, Heavenly Father, and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to him. "the First Vision" They told him to join non of them, and that they had a work for him to do. Show more Show less