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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a big brother, athlete, musician, and missionary.

About Me

I recently graduated high school with a varsity letter in Swimming, a 1,000 mile pair of running shoes, and a love of learning that will last for decades to come. When I finish my mission next year, I'll be off to college to study biomechanical engineering, in preparation for a career in patent law. I've been a pianist since I was six and a cellist since junior high. Other loves of mine include hiking the Sierra Nevada mountains of my home state of California, playing with my seven younger siblings (it's always a good time!) and reading any literature I can get my hands on, in English or Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this faith is true. I know that God is my father, that his Son is my savior, and that they both know me and love me personally. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon is a true record of the ancient inhabitants of America. Anyone who reads the Book of Mormon and prays sincerely to know if it is true, like I did, will receive a witness from God that is is true, like I did.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith right now by serving my Heavenly Father on a full-time mission. I hope to bring the blessings of the gospel to many people so that they can share in the joy that I feel in choosing the right.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Spencer
Well, it wouldn't be very fair for our Heavenly Father to limit His salvation to only those who got to hear His word during their time on the Earth, and it wouldn't fit with His eternal love for each of His children. Instead, our loving God has offered His gospel to every person who ever lived on the earth, even though that means some of them have to learn about it after they die. For those people, who didn't have the opportunity during their lives to be "born again" through baptism, as Jesus put it (John 3:5), we who are living can act as substitutes, by being baptized in their names. Show more Show less