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Hi I'm Spencer

I am a husband and a father. Soon I will be a doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California as the 4th of 6 sons and moved with my family to Utah when I was in elementary school. I grew up playing all different sports and filled the rest of my time with books. I enjoyed trips to the lakes and mountains as I earned my Eagle Scout. I served a mission in Sapporo Japan where I learned to love the Japanese people. When I returned, I married my high school sweetheart. She and I complement each other so well and encourage each other to reach our goals. I cannot imagine my life without her. We have been blessed with 4 wonderful children, 2 boys and 2 girls. Of all the things in my life, nothing is more fulfilling than my role as husband and father. Though it can be challenging, demanding, occasionally frustrating, and sometimes downright hard, being a dad has made me a better person. My kids keep me grounded in what matters most in life. I have always loved science and learning about the world around me. I am fascinated by our Heavenly Father's creations. This learning has brought my family and me to the Midwest United States where I have been studying medicine. I graduate from medical school this year and am humbled by the privilege and responsibility that comes with serving my fellow man in regards to something as personal as health, wellness, illness and mortality.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have found Truth in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have followed the invitation of Alma, a prophet in the Book of Mormon and tried his experiment (Alma 32:27). He says that if we even desire to know Truth, God will bless us with faith and knowledge. All we have to do is put principles to the test and judge their worth by the resultant fruits. I desired to know whether the things I have been taught my whole life were true. I saw the impact the Gospel had on my parents and wanted to be certain they were Truth. I prayed for answers, I did my best to live Gospel Principles and though I did not immediately gain certainty, my desire was rewarded with faith a little bit at a time. That budding faith has prompted me to action time and time again. And every time I have acted, following the Teachings of our Father in Heaven, the results have been undeniable. When we do what God asks, we are blessed. Every time. We are taught that families can be together forever. The knowledge of these promised blessings is the driving force behind everything I do. My growing family is the most important thing in my life and I want to do all I can to be with them again after this life is over.

How I live my faith

I have served in the church my whole life. I held different leadership positions as a teenager in both the church youth organization and in the Boy Scouts. As an adult I have continued to work with the Scouts, have taught both youth and adult Sunday School classes. I try my best to live my faith by re-dedicating my life to serving my Father in Heaven. I find my days that start with prayer and scripture study to be better. I have tried to stay close to my Father in Heaven so I may know His will for me and my family. I try to offer Christ-like service to others in the small matters of life. I know that I am not perfect in living this way. But I have found that just trying to do them have made me a better person and have brought lasting happiness.