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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a father of 5, work at a large semiconductor company, enjoy hiking, running, traveling and...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Dad and love hanging out with my family. I enjoy my job and working with fun people and am a crazy college sports fan. I also enjoy attending church in the Chandler, AZ Stake.

Why I am a Mormon

The church allows me to learn of and understand the atonement of Jesus Christ which is so central to the purpose and blessings in our lives. I also feel blessed to be able to hold the priesthood and use it to bless the lives of my family and others.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in the church and working with the youth. But along with that I recently spent two weeks in Africa setting up mobile computers and teaching basic computer skills. My profile picture is taken on the shore of Lake Victoria. I also enjoy talking about the church with my co-workers, neighbors, and friends as they are interested.

What is the priesthood?

Spencer
The priesthood is the authority to act in the God's name. It is the authority and power in which Christ acted when He was on the earth. This priesthood was restored back to the earth through divine action and because of that we are able to have that same authority passed onto us. Members of the church can have the priesthood conveyed upon them by one who received the priesthood from somebody else who had the priesthood. Thus, the priesthood authority can be traced back to Jesus Christ and is the power that he possesed that he gave to his apostles, i.e., Peter, James, and John for example. This priesthood comes with both wonderful blessings and responsbilities. In order for the holders of the priesthood to be able to bless the lives of others they need to conduct themselves with the highest of moral standards and try to keep their actions and thoughts pure and virtuous. It is a great blessing to have the priesthood of God on the earth and to see the same things happen in our day that happened in the New Testament, i.e., healings, blessings, etc. Because it is the same authority that was present among the people in the Bible. Show more Show less