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Hi I'm Spencer

I was born and raised in Utah. I'm a husband, I'm a teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Spencer, I'm 22 years old, newly married, and for now a working college student. Working and going to school doesn't leave much time for a personal life, but my favorite part of every day is being able to go home to my loving wife. Together we like to go out for walks, make all sorts of delicious and healthy food, and watch movies. My family is the most important thing in my life, and together my wife and I can't wait to be parents to our future children. In addition to preparing for our future family, I am working hard in school to earn my teaching degree-- a dream I've always wanted to come true. Whenever I have freetime I usually spend it jogging, listening to music, reading inspiring books, and spending time in the outdoors. The best day for me is a day spent outside in the sun.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 19 years old I left to serve a two year mission for the Church, in which I already had a strong belief. The Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ had always brought me joy and I wanted to share it with others. It was on my mission and while I was teaching others about the Gospel, however, that I gained an undeniable testimony of its truth. That testimony came gradually, but was strengthened by a number of experiences where the Holy Ghost undeniably told me that I had a loving Heavenly Father, a merciful Savior, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was their true Church on the earth.

How I live my faith

Life is busy! Just trying to keep up is a real challenge some days, and I find that living my faith comes down to consistently making time for spiritual growth despite restraints on my time. This means making time every day to pray, to read the scriptures, to serve others, and to ponder on the truly important things. These things take time, but they make all the difference in finding that true happiness that only the Gosepl of Jesus Christ can bring.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Spencer
Christ showed us the way and gave the example of a perfect life, including his own partaking in the ordinance of baptism. He expects us to follow his example in order to be made clean from our sins and return to Heavenly Father, but not everyone who would walk this Earth would have the chance to learn of Christ and partake of this saving ordinance. However, we have a loving Heavenly Father who wants each of his children given an equal opportunity at salvation. Therefore, as part of his plan of redemption, Heavenly Father has given the responsibility to his Restored Church to bring about baptisms for the dead inside the many Latter Day Saint Temples that dot the planet; these baptisms are done by someone acting as a proxy for someone who has already deceased, and another to baptize them by the authority of the restored Priesthood of God. As these saving ordinances are done, those who have already passed on and are residing in the spirit world, receive the opportunity to accept or reject the ordinance done in their behalf and be made clean from their mortal sins. Show more Show less