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Hi I'm Spencer

I grew up in Oregon. I am currently building waterfalls and streams in my backyard. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have traveled to some very remote places to hike, fish and hunt. I have a wonderful wife, three boys and two girls. We have explored many places--enjoying past cultures, rocks, plants and animals. I am currently building waterfalls and streams as part of my future backyard forest. I am trying to re-create some of the best nature has to offer. It will be nice to enjoy some of these creations a little closer to home. I recently obtained a Masters degree and currently work at a university. My wife is currently working on her Bachelors degree. Life has been a fun adventure so far...

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Christian my whole life. When I was in High School I had friends from many different faiths. I remember talking with my friends about my religion and why it was important to me. I remember questioning whether or not the teachings of Jesus Christ were true. I found that when I followed the teachings of Jesus I was happy. I also found that His Spirit was with me. As I have tried to become more like the Savior I have found how loving and forgiving Jesus is. Whenever I make make mistakes and fall short of God's expectations I am blown away at how quick my Savior will forgive me. I can't imagine living without a loving Father in Heaven and His Son as part of my life. Trusting in Him has made all of the difference in finding peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith by trying to be like Jesus. I try to be a good example to others. I have volunteered a lot of my time in the service of others. I have found a lot of joy in doing this. When I fall short with others I find that the Lord makes up the difference for me. He always steps in after all I can do. For years I relied on my Savior for forgiveness of Sin but have learned Christ's sacrifice does so much more than that. He guides me and helps me know what is best for my family. He helps me at home, work, church and school. He helps me with every part of my life. I don't worry as much about looking good to others. When I want to know what I can do better I pray and receive direction. I have found I am much harder on myself than the Lord is on me. I am amazed at His love and grace. I am amazed at what can be accomplished with the Lord on my side. It is truly a miracle every time I seek sincere direction from the Lord.