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Hi I'm Spencer

I like life, life likes me, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mormon and I love life! I'm currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Church in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission (Eastern Pennsylvania), and it has been the best experience of my life. Before the mission, I lived in Utah, where I went to college. When I finish my missionary service, I'll go back to school to study... something. I'm not sure what, yet! I really enjoy teaching, religion studies, music, film, history, reading, and to a lesser-exent, computers. So if I can find a job that incorperates all those things, that would be great! I really do love music, it's the best. Whether it's the music we play at church, alternative folk, indie-rock, or pretty much anything else, I love to play, dance, or sing to it. I love to play banjo and guitar. I'm not very good, yet, but I'm getting better! I really enjoy singing as well, which anyone who has spent more than five minutes around me can tell you that. I've probably scared more than one person away with all my random singing. My family is everything to me. I love them to death! It's hard being away from them during my missionary service, but they and I both know that this is where I need to be right now. Did I mention that I love life? Because I really do. Alot.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born to good parents who love the Lord and are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That's why I origanlly became Mormon, but the reason I'm Mormon still is an entirely different story. I spent most of my teenage years in depression. I wasn't living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I spent too much time worrying about things I couldn't change. As a result I wasn't able to see all the things that I could change that would make me happy. When I was around 18, the Lord blessed me with the right kind of friends. They were strong members of the Church and set a good example for me on how to lead my own life. They weren't perfect, but they didn't need to be. Their example made me start asking myself questions about what I should be doing with my life. I had other dear friends that were in similar situations as myself. They asked a lot of the same questions I did. As we discussed these things, the Holy Ghost entered into our lives and we could see that the things we had been taught in the Church were true. I realized that all through my teenage years, God had been trying to lead me down the right path, urging me to do the right thing. At that point I made a commitment to myself and to God to follow Him and keep all of His commandments. I haven't looked back since and I don't plan to, because these have been the happiest years of my life, since I've been living the Gospel again. My trials haven't gone away, but I know how to deal with them now, with the help of my Savior. Be a Mormon and be happy!

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by serving as a full-time missionary for Jesus Christ! I have volunteered for two years to leave my home and invite others to come closer to Jesus Christ. Through the leaders of His church, God has assigned me to serve the people living in and around eastern Pennsylvania. As missionaries we spend our mornings studying the scriptures and pondering the life and teachings of the Savior so we can prepare ourselves to go out the whole rest of the day to teach everyone about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. We go door-to-door, talk to people on the streets, hold classes at our church, and do many other things so we can find people to teach the Gospel to. We want to talk to anyone and everyone, so we can share with them the things that we hold dear about Jesus Christ. In addition to that, we work members of the local congregation that we have been assigned to serve in, to help them build their faith in Christ and invite their friends and family to learn about the Gospel. Ultimately we try our best to live like the Savior, we try to go around doing good and serving others with what they need. Every week we strive to serve others any way we can. If you need your lawn mowed, let me know!

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Spencer
Christ continued to call Apostles after his Resurrection(see:Paul, Barnabas, James, the brother of Jesus, Matthias, etc) why wouldn't he continue to call them today? If Peter or Paul were on the earth today, would you be interested in what they had to say? They may be gone, but there are men alive today that hold the same calling and have the same special relationship with Jesus Christ that Peter and Paul had. We believe that they are an essential part of the organization of Christ's Church. They are Christ's representatives on the earth today, they lead the Church and act as Special Witnesses of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Spencer
Missionaries love to talk about Jesus Christ! Basically, the missionaries will talk about who He is, why He is important, and What we need to do in order to follow Him so we can have happiness in this life and in the life to come. Show more Show less