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Hi I'm Spencer

I have a great family and work on the internet as a full time blogger. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ!

About Me

The most important thing about me is that I have a testimony of Jesus Christ. I also am an ordinary person. I have 4 children and will have 5 in less then a month. My wife and I are so excited about that! I have owned four small businesses in the last 8 years and worked in landscaping, advertising, property maintenance and management, and now I work as a full time blogger and I am having fun with it. Life has been a roller coaster for me, but I feel like God has helped me tremendously with being able to pay my bills. I also feel like he has built me up and made me a better person through the people I have met and worked with. The only thing that has remained constant for me (aside from my family) is my testimony of the restored gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't born with a testimony of the gospel. Just like everyone else in the church I had to gain one on my own. Being a member of the church is something that is difficult and often requires sacrifice, but it has given me direction and brought me a lot of joy and happiness. When I was 13, I was challenged by my seminar teacher to read the Book of Mormon over the summer. This was a marvelous experience for me. As I read it, I felt the presence of the Holy Ghost. In paraphrasing, Christ said to his disciples that after he left them, he would send the comforter to bear witness of truth and of Him. As I read this testimony about Christ and prayed about it, i felt in my heart that it was true. I continued to read and study the scriptures and I felt the same way reading the Bible from cover to cover as a teenager and then reading it again. Scripture study and personal prayer strengthen my testimony and gave me with a desire to service a mission. I served in Russia. I was definitely protected by the hand of the Lord while i was over there as I shared the gospel. I learned to love the Russian people. I eventually learned to speak Russian. As we taught people about Joseph Smith's first vision, I felt the spirit bearing witness to me as well as those that I was teaching that it was true. One of the hardest experiences of my life occurred while I was on my mission. My father, was diagnosed with skin cancer. Even this type of cancer had a low fatality rate, his condition continued to deteriorate over 2 years. My father's condition got very worse all of the sudden and he died, before I had the opportunity to see him again. This left me feeling hollow and empty. The pain and sorrow I felt at his passing was real and almost unquenchable. I prayed earnestly, first to be comforted and then for understanding. The Lord answered my prayers on both accounts. I know I will be with him again. I am so grateful for my Savior and his atonement.

How I live my faith

Today, I try earnestly to keep the commandments. I am trying to change and become a better person. At times it is difficult and when I make mistakes I need to repent. As i develop more faith, it makes it easier to make the changes permanent. I know that with the Lord's help I can do all things. In my branch I serve a ward missionary. I love this calling because I get to share my testimony with others. I continue to read the scriptures daily and I know that God uses scriptures to answer our questions and help us develop our faith.