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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm an adventurer, constant learner, hard worker, business owner, teacher, and servant. I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I always thought my life would be full of the american dream; family, sports, national parks and bar-b-q's in the backyard. But what started as a simple life in Provo, Utah turned into a wonderful and wild adventure that has taken me coast to coast and around the world. I had life all planned out - that was unit life happened. I thought I would stay in one place and be a sports star. Instead I've lived in 11 different US states and a third of my life overseas in Germany, Japan and Ukraine. I've visited all of the surrounding counties and then some. I spoke fluent German, but was sent as a missionary to Ukraine. I vowed I would never attend a certain university, but transferred there (and loved it). I got a degree in Political Science but work in the technology field. I love few things more than the outdoors and the mountains, but moved to one of the biggest cities in America on flat ground. I planned to get married in college, but find myself single a few years out. Life hasn't happened as I thought or planned. In fact, it's been much more fulfilling, enjoyable and purposeful than my limited vision and finite mind. It never would have been had I "done my own thing." By enjoying the ride, helping people along the way and seeking His will, God has graciously given me purpose, peace and happiness. I have the best family and an awesome life. I'm a serial entrepreneur, love working hard, serving others, traveling the world, my second life is outdoors. I found my passion and purpose in helping people prepare for disasters in life, work for FEMA during the day, run a business providing products and teaching the principles of preparedness at night, speak to organizations and communities about preparedness on the weekends. I have more passions than I have time for, but none of it would be meaningful or enjoyable without the Gospel of Jesus Christ - for all other things are secondary to it.

Why I am a Mormon

C.S. Lewis said it well, "people are always trying to find something other than God to make them happy." Life here and hereafter is all about happiness. Everyone wants it, but few are able to find it. The world is ever-searching, but never coming to an understanding of it; some distracted by worldly cares, others disinterested in the simplicity of its message or meekness of the messenger and others disqualified for happiness by the choices and lifestyle lived. But... I'm a Mormon because I know our Creator (God) cares about his creatures (us), has revealed a blueprint for success and happiness (otherwise known as misery prevention) through choice seers and inspired writings (including the Bible). I was taught it as a child, but put it to the test and as promised received a personal witness independent of any mortal man that it is true. The fruit it has brought into my life stands as a second witness the principles (when followed) restored in these last days are true for did he not say, "By their fruits ye shall know them?" The fruit is not only the most enjoyable here, but the only lasting fruit after this mortal life. "For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and loose his own soul." I've lived and traveled the world and have come to realize that all the people suffering and nations struggling is due to a spiritual deficiency; either a lack of knowledge or a limitation in following the principles upon which true, eternal, and lasting happiness, that speaks to our immortal soul, is based. No matter who you are or where you are in the world, the equation of life is the same: LEARN true principles + LOVE it (God) more than anything else + LIVE it fully = Happiness I guarantee the more someone learns and applies the teaching of Jesus Christ in their life, the clearer are their views and the more fuller their enjoyments. I thank God each day we aren't left to wander in the wilderness or determine our direction in the dark without the revealed word of God today through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

President Monson said it best, "daily decisions determine destiny." and "where there is no vision the people perish." Providerbs 29:18 Life is a classroom, a living, learning experience. It's mean to be tough, for us to be roughed up at times and reminded of who and whose we are. It's a natural part of mortal life, living by faith that we might gain the prize. The Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in the scriptures and restored in our day provides vision I need of my wonderful past and possible future and the spirit as my guide to help make the most important decisions. It turns inspired words into a well of life in my personal situation from which I draw and even give others. I also believe that we should be inconvienenced by the gospel. Serving in the Kingdom has given me more teaching and leadership skills that has brought success in all faucets of life than anything else. When Jesus Christ is first in life, all things either fall into place or fall out as they should, producing the optimal good and happiness.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

"People don't know why they need food until they are hungry." for "the whole need not a physician." I say glory in imperfections, be grateful for them, for they remind us of our dependence on the Creator of us all. They show forth the power of God unto our happiness and salvation. God designed the plan for humans to be limited and imperfect (here on earth), unless and until they turn to God - for he is "the only way, the truth, and the life." As Elder Holland said, "life is the only game where the victory is always won (Christ) and people are still trying to decide which jersey to wear." Show more Show less