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Hi I'm Spencer

I love sports of all kinds and enjoy the outdoors. I am a dental student with a wife and little boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a loving family with 3 brothers and a sister. Enjoyed school and in eight grade decided I wanted to be a dentist. While in high school I played for the soccer team and was Student Body President. I love being around people and making others happy wherever possible. I served a mission for the LDS church in Brazil. I learned to love the people there and found joy in sharing my testimony of the restored gospel. I returned from Brazil and went to a nearby university receiving a degree in Biology. During that time I met, dated, and married my beautiful wife. We just celebrated the birth of our first child, a baby boy. I'm well into dental school now, and look back and see how very blessed I have been throughout my entire life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that lived LDS principles and values. These were taught in the home not only during Sunday church services, but in the way they lived their lives daily. My parents would wake up all 5 children to read scriptures and pray as a family every morning before my dad went to work around 6:00am. Even though for most my siblings getting us from our beds to the family room was a difficult task, and hoping we caught a small amount of the spirit of the scriptures, our father took the challenge to try and fortify our family with morning spiritual strength (our morning scriptures remind me of 2 Timothy 3:15). I tried to live the values I was taught at home and those I heard about in scripture. I felt a difference when I was doing better and living a clean life, as opposed to when I started drifting from those teachings. I liked the confident, empowering, happy feeling that comes from righteous living. I had felt the feelings that come from sin, but by going through a process to repent of those sins, I had also felt the indescribable peace and love that comes after true and complete repentance. Those feelings of the Savior's love for me, one who'd sinned, were so powerful that I felt such a need to share those feelings with others as I knew they could feel that same joy, peace, and love as they came to repent and know better their Savior. (Romans 10:15) Even though I had always felt the spirit confirm the principles and teachings of the gospel as I lived them, I still needed to pray about the Book of Mormon. I didn't receive an angel visitation, yet that same peace that comes from righteous living and that I had felt time and time before came over me and I knew as I had already known that the Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth, because of confirmation that the Book of Mormon is true scripture from Heavenly Father. I feel blessed every day to have this knowledge. It changes who I am and how I act. I'm a better person because of it.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church there is a multitude of ways to serve others. We frequently have people moving in and out of homes in our area, so I get the opportunity, along with others to help them in their move. The members in our community just recently spent 3 weeks collecting donations, collecting food, and other essentials that were all donated to a local school of orphans. Since the church is very involved with the Boy Scouts of America program, often the young men are doing their Eagle Service Projects, which I have the chance to get involved in. I am asked to visit a couple families in our community (they are members of the church) to leave them with a faith promoting message and check on their temporal and spiritual well-being. These visits are important to see the physical needs or spiritual needs a family might have and try and serve them wherever possible. I am also involved as a "calling" in the church to help the young men. I love this calling. During 1 hour of church myself and other young men leaders, meet with the young men ages 16-18 to talk about how they can become more Christ-like and live more Christ-like lives. We also meet Wednesday night's to participate in service projects, sports, games, and fun events during the week.