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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a Mormon. At the age of 20, I served a two and one-half year mission to Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina & Peru.

About Me

I am a retired professor of engineering, having taught in East Texas and at in Arizona. My wife, Alice, and I are the parents of seven children and the grandparents of 25. After retiring from my last teaching position we moved to an area where all of our children and grandchildren were living. After my retirement Alice and I served a mission together in the Philippines and also served a stay-at-home mission to the local Bishops' Storehouse where food items are distributed to people in need.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Even my grandparents were all members of the Church. I have remained an active member of the Church because of my own personal conviction that it is Christ's church. My continued activities in the Church and my study of the scriptures have provided strength to my conviction and have supported me in difficult times. I am strengthened by the continued positive leadership provided by the local and general officers of the Church. The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ provides me with an additional witness that Jesus is the Christ and adds to the basic testimony of His divinity that are available to me from the Old and New Testaments.

How I live my faith

One of the great things about the Church is the care and concern for each and every member. I am assigned to visit three families each month, present them with a short message from the presidency of the Church, and to inquire after their well being. I love the opportunity to visit in their homes, be close to those three families, and to pray with them at each visit. I also have the opportunity to teach a weekly Sunday School class. It is a joy to read the scriptures and the lesson manual as I prepare the lesson and then to share a message about Christ and His church with those who attend the class.