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Hi I'm Spencer Call

I grew up in Nebraska. I'm a college freshman. I'm about to serve a mission in Honduras. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Nebraska, the land of the Cornhuskers. From the time I was little, I loved playing soccer, and often was told to keep my ball outside where I couldn't break the family picture or Great Grandma's heirloom lamp. Many glass frames and lamps later, I still play in my university's intramural league. I also love to serve; I participated in many service clubs in high school, earned the rank of an Eagle Scout, and taught ESL classes through Spanish clubs and classes. Perhaps what brings me the most joy is my family; I'm the oldest of 6 kids and I miss my little sisters, brother, and parents so much. I'm grateful for their love and can't wait to see them again.

Why I am a Mormon

When people ask me what my favorite pastimes are, I respond with, "Being with people, playing soccer, and being able to speak Spanish." Luckily for me, I'll be able to do all three of those things in a few months as I serve the people of Honduras on a two-year mission. That being said, I'm really not going there to play soccer with new friends or develop my language skills in a new land. I'm going because I know that God is our loving Heavenly Father who knows and cares for each of us individually. He has a plan for us, which includes being able to be with our families forever. This was made possible through the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He lives and that any burden we may carry can be made light as we turn to Him. I know this because each day, as I study the Book of Mormon and apply its teachings to my life, I feel a unique sense of happiness that no amount of soccer or Spanish can bring. I can't wait to serve the Honduran people and share the love that God has for each of us.

How I live my faith

Being in a large university with thousands of students, it can seem overwhelming at times to know how I can best spend my time and do what God would have be do. That being said, I've found that doing simple acts of service is one way that I can try to help another and simultaneously feel God's love and approval. Sometimes I serve officially in church, such as playing the organ for our main service or teaching other young adults, but most often I'm trying to apply what I've read in the scriptures or prayed about into my daily life. As I act on small impressions to serve, I find a real sense of satisfaction with my life.