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Hi I'm Spencer Jackson

I grew up in Mesa, AZ. I now live in the Seattle area, and have three awesome kids, and a lovely wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in the Pacific Northwest. I manage a small database marketing team for a telecom company. I'm married with three incredible kids. I enjoy going hiking, swimming, geocaching, mountain biking, and exploring the "hidden gems" in this beautiful corner of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the LDS faith, although both of my parents converted to the church when they were both in high school. I've looked at other churches at different points in my life, but I've always felt comfortable with the people and the teachings of the LDS church. I've lived in a number of different places, moving around for job or school reasons. And one thing I've noticed is that the church is the same wherever you go. It's comforting to know that no matter where you live, there are people closeby that believe what you do, and uphold the same values. If you need a helping hand with a service project around the house, or a meal after a newborn baby, it's comforting to know that you have an instant network of friends willing and able to provide assistance. To me, that is what it means to be a Christian.

How I live my faith

To be a member of this church, it is common to accept "callings", which are opportunities to provide service to other members of the church and/or community in different capacities. Some of my callings have included Sunday School instructor, Scoutmaster, Employment Specialist, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. My current calling is Executive Secretary, which gives me an opportunity to provide some administrative assistance to the members of my church. When I was 21, I left school to serve a full time mission in Tokyo, Japan. It was a life changing experience for me. While there, I gained some valuable lessons in life, and the experience has served as a pattern for the way I ought to live my life even today. I feel very fortunate to have been able to serve a mission because at that point, there was quite a bit of uncertainty about where I was heading. At 19 years old, I was a midshipman at the US Naval Academy, planning on serving my country as an officer in the US Navy. My plans took a huge U-turn at the beginning of my first academic year, as I had suffered a seizure during gymnastics practice. After many months of testing, it was determined I had a brain tumor, which was the cause of my many seizures. I feel fortunate to have survived the ordeal at a fairly young age. The experience has brought me closer to my Savior Jesus Christ, and taught me to be a more patient person. It has also brought perspective in my life, and enabled me to try to enjoy every moment with my family. I'm far from perfect, but I believe that as long as we're making every effort to perservere through our challenges in life, that we will be rewarded for our efforts if we put forth the truths of the gospel. I'm grateful for that knowledge.