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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a business owner, husband and father. I'm proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

Music has always been a passion for me, and I'm still trying to find how to best use it. I love to sing. I love to play the piano. I recently earned a college degree, decided to start a business rather than try to get a job after college. My wife liked the idea, and we started it together. It turns out that starting a business while having no other means of support is extremely difficult--but possible. We're proof of both. We have two small children, who both love to go for rides on my dirtbike with me. I expect they've been infected with the same bug, and will also enjoy riding their own motorcycles one day.

Why I am a Mormon

Everyone wonders, at some point, whether this life is meaningless. This can be a scary or difficult idea to face, and people will cope differently. Some will seek to distract themselves rather than think about it, and others will seek explanations. I'm a Mormon because I not only sought an explanation, but also because the Lord knew that I would follow if I received one. The power of the Holy Ghost to confirm truth in our hearts is real. It is different than other methods of confirming truth, like the scientific method (of which I'm also a strong advocate). In the midst of wondering what my purpose was in life, and whether any religion had any validity, I sought the Lord's help. I listened to others who witnessed of a higher power. I read scriptures and wondered whether they were works of fiction or fact. I recognized my own ignorance and humbly sought truth, and prayed to God asking if the scriptures I read were true. Heavenly Father has carefully brought me to know the truth. As He has confirmed in my heart the validity of certain principles, I've accepted them. And by so doing, I've been given more truth and more understanding. I've found that as my knowledge of the truth grows, so does my faith. The existence of the Book of Mormon demands an explanation. The claims of Joseph Smith demand an explanation. The claim that the LDS Church is lead by a modern prophet and apostles of God can only be totally false or totally true. It has taken time, and great effort, but I give my voice to the world that I now have a witness from the Lord that these things are true. Joseph Smith was a prophet, and saw the things he claimed to see. But most importantly, I know that all of us in this world can only hope to fulfill our purpose and find eternal happiness if we rely wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save. Jesus Christ lives, and is the only means for us to be saved from death and hell. It is only by His grace that we can hope for salvation.

How I live my faith

I follow Jesus Christ unapologetically and with boldness. I cannot claim to follow Him perfectly, as I continue to fall short in my efforts. Sometimes my heart wanders. I've found that repentance is something which I need daily. And the Grace of Christ is something which, in turn, is afforded me daily. Following the Savior means, among other things, being a good neighbor. I try to get to know the people who surround me, and offer help and friendship sincerely. I attend my church meetings, and take my family each week. There I have opportunity to commune with the Savior through the Sacrament, which helps me to get to know Him better. And this, as John stated, is life eternal. I've found that living my religion constitutes making covenants with the Lord, and keeping them. I live my life happily, with peace in my heart. And I have hope.