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Hi I'm Spencer George

I'm a Policy Debator, Student Government Senator, Political Junkie, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student in Miami. Some of the activities I'm involved in is Student Government where I am Freshman class senator. I'm also a member of the Debate team and was named the 9th best novice policy debater at Nationals. Finally, I'm the second vice-chair in College Republicans at my school. I love sports, especially college football, NFL, NBA, and soccer. I love playing just a pick up game of basketball with my friends. I also love to curl up and read a good book. One of my favorite things to do with my family and friends is go to Disney; I go there all the time to do everything there is to do because it always seems to be changing! Currently, I'm over in Compton! serving my mission. I Absolutely love it over here and think this is one of the best places ever.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this is the only way to achieve true peace in life. Everyone understands pain that you go through in this life. Everyone also knows is that while there are many "solutions" to this pain, that most of the time they don't have the ability to provide long term peace. Once I started living the gospel, I finally discovered that this is the only way that I am able to gain true, lasting peace. Once I finally figured this out for myself, I have then dedicated myself to live the principles of the gospel so that I can have that peace, that comfort in my life. I know that the gospel is true, that this truly is the gospel of peace. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that God still cares about His people enough to talk to prophets to guide us in these latter days. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that He gave us another Testament of Jesus Christ so that more people might be brought to Christ. I know that through the power of the Atonement, we might be healed from our pain, guilt, or anything that is negative in our life if we would just use it. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of God, that by living the principles taught by Christ in this church, any person will be able to know God and live with him again. I know all of these things through a combination of prayer and personal application of said doctrine. Because I know all of these things, I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

In my church, I was in charge of the paperwork relating to members and what their jobs were. Overall, it took a little time to get use to how to do it. Once I figured it out, it was a great blessing in my life. I learned a lot of life skills be learning how to use a computer database and properly record them. Currently, my calling is to be a full time Missionary in the church. I am going to serve out in Long Beach, California. I'm really excited to be able to go out there and to be able to follow what God wants me to do while helping people find peace in their life. I'm super excited and am so glad for this chance!!!! When it really comes down to it, the biggest way I live my faith is the way I live my life. Living in Miami, you can see ton's of different life styles; many of which proclaim to bring happiness, a great time, or success. Because I really do believe in Jesus Christ and his restored church, I make sure to choose the path that he would want me to take. Sometimes this means that on a Friday night, when everyone else goes clubbing, I'll be back in my dorm. Other days it means I have to decline an invitation to a party or leave the room while others are participating in activities I don't support. However, no matter what sacrifice that I make for Christ to live his teachings, I always know that I am making the correct one and have yet to ever regret following my Savior. While I'm no where near a perfect person, I do try my best to LIVE my faith!

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Spencer George
NO! As someone who is super involved in politics, I can say for a surity that the church is never endorsed a canidate. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Spencer George
The simple answer is that we find people who are looking for the Gospel who might not have found it if we did not proselyte. Just as Christ would do anything to find the one lost sheep, we knock on many doors to find the one (or many) people who are looking for the True Gospel of Christ. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Spencer George
Request the missionaries on this site; they will be able to give you personal help in becoming a member of our church. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Spencer George
The simple answer is that a ward is the same as a congregation. Because all of our churches teach the same message and gospel, instead of picking your ward, you are assigned to a ward by where you live. A branch is just a congregation that is on the smaller side. A stake is several wards that are adjacent that are put together for administrative/guidance purposes. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Spencer George
Just as Paul states in Second Corinthians, things of God can only be understood by God. The best way to find out if this Religion is true is read the Book of Mormon, pray with a sincere heart, having real intent, with faith, and listen to your feelings. As it states in Galactians, the fruits of the spirit are peace, love, joy, temperence, patience etc. Look for those feelings as you pray and after you pray, because that is how the Spirit will testify to you that this church is true. A way to help this process along is to ask for the missionaries; they will be able to help guide you along in your process to get an answer. Another way to find an answer is to live the princples of the Gospel. As Christ said, the best way to know if these are the words of His Father or just his words is live them. Live the principles of the Gospel and see how it impacts your life. If it makes your life better, you know that the "Fruits" of the gospel are good, making the "Tree"- the Church- a good one. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Spencer George
Excellent question. The simple answer is that the founder of our church is Jesus Christ, under the direction of our Loving Heavenly Father (God). He accomplished this through calling a prophet [A prophet is simple a spokesperson for God Ex. Moses, Noah, Peter] to direct the work. This prophets name was Joseph Smith! Through continual guidance from Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith then organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jesus' church on the Earth Today! Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Spencer George
Great Question. Honestly, I think it is a simple thing. The more effort you put into trying to grow your faith, the more it will grow. In what way should you put forth that effort? Keep the commandments. As it States in the Gospel of John, chapter 7, verse 17 "If any man do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." If you start living the commandments in the scriptures, you'll find out pretty quickly whether this is the real deal or not. Either your life will get better, or it won't. Once those blessing start to roll in from keeping the commandments, it will boost your faith. Because your faith will be increased, you'll keep living the commandments, so more blessings will come, strengthening your faith even more and on and on and on. The only way to truly find out for yourself if any of this is real is to try it out. Once you do, God will send those blessings and your faith will increase. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Spencer George
First, I would say the first and most important description of God is that he is perfect; in him there is no flaw or wrong. Second, as it states in 1st John 4:8, "God is Love". I believe that he loves us more than we comprehend and wants us to do/be our best. God isn't just sitting in the sky, watching us with mild amusement as we go throughout our lives; He cares about us and wants us to come back to him. Everything he does is to bring us back home. The only real variable in our salvation is us. We choose whether to come to him or not. Things that God is not. First, He is not some mean bully in the sky that wants to condemn everyone he can into Hell. Second, He is not someone that is JUST a "Feel Good Therapist.", someone who we just go to when we feel bad and He makes us feel better. Does he do this? Yes. Does he ALSO tell us to do things to allow us to feel better, Most Definitely! The Commandments in the Scriptures are most certainly commandments, not creative suggestions that you might want to possibly apply parts of into your life. I feel that many people get stuck in an extreme belief about God- They feel either He is trying to condemn everyone He can, He doesn't really care much about us, and/or He doesn't really ask us to do anything. As in all things, the truth lies in the middle. He loves us and wants what is best for us, but He does ask us to do our part. The way I like to put it is God loves us enough to make us work so we can live and grow. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Spencer George
I'm not exactly sure why people assume we are not Christians, actually, I'm quite flummoxed about it. MY best guess is that because we believe in The Book of Mormon with the Bible, we must not be Christians. So the real question is does The Book of Mormon testify of Christ? Let's turn to its pages and find out. From The Book of Mormon (Second Nephi, Chapter 25 Verse 26)" And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." So does the Book of Mormon testify of Christ, thus making The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Christians? I'll let you answer that one on your own. If you are still not sure, well, you can do what I always do when I'm not sure if we are Christian. Go to your local friendly Missionary (If you are feeling a bit lazy, you can contact them so they can come to you. Either way will work) and look at his/her name tag. You should see Elder or Sister [Insert name] at the top. Under that there is the church name. Read it. The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints If you are still not sure, the best way is to find a member and get to know them. You should be able to see that we are a God fearing people that do our best to follow Christ in all of our actions. You might follow Him a different way, but know that we do the best to follow him as we believe He wants us to. Show more Show less