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Hi I'm Spencer Anderson

I cherish my liberty, my religion, my family and my children. I love to serve.I am a christian and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired school counsel and Vietnam veteran. I am married to my queen and best friend Carole. Together we have two wonderful sons and four lovely daughters. Carole and I enjoy our Monday movie- day dates and spending the hot summers at our cabin in the mountains where we can be found fishing for trout. We enjoy serving the Lord's children and are currently serving our third service mission as a couple. Our hobbies include family history research, painting, writing books (sci-fi fantasy) and day trips travelling the local byways. I enjoy providing career counseling and writing resumes for the members of our stake as part of our calling as Stake Employment Specialists.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 8 years old, but was converted to the gospel as a result of studying and pondering the Book of Mormon. Then, through fasting and praying to understand if those words were true, I had a profoundly felt confirmation that those words are absolutely true and that those scriptures were restored to the children of men, together with the authority of the Holy Priesthood of God, through the prophet Joseph Smith. The more I understand the gospel, and the more I am able to apply it to my daily life, the more I am added to both temporally and spiritually. I never had the opportunity to serve a full-time mission. Serving local service missions has been a blessing that has opened my heart to others in ways I never dreamed possible, and they have been a tremendous blessing in my marriage. I know that the church is true. I know that the priesthood was restored to the earth by Peter, James and John. I know this because I have witnissed the powers of the priesthood personally. The restored gospel isn't just for a few, but is here for EVERYONE regardless of current belief, regardless of the color of one's skin, regardless of ethnic origin. . . everyone. I promise anyone, that if they have a sincere desire to know if the Book of Mormon is the very word of God, and if they will suspend judgement and open the possibility in their mind and heart, that they will have the same confirmation that I had and will obtain a burning testimony that these things are true.

How I live my faith

As Stake Employment Specialists, Carole and I have the opportunity to meet with and counsel individuals in their employment needs. Invariably, they find renewed hope and direction during a very troubling time in their lives. It is a great reward to us when a person reports back success in obtaining a job or being called in for a job interview. We attend the temple frequently and are currently working on getting Carole's family work done. We have served local missions with the LDS Addiction Recovery Program, The LDS Employment Resource Service mission, and currently serve in the Family History mission in Orem, Utah. Carole and I enjoy helping the Ward Employment Specialists in their callings. We love the gospel and our Savior. We are Christians and Mormons.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Spencer Anderson
We believe in God the eternal father, in his son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe they are three distinct personages and that they are one in thought and purpose, which is to bring about the everlasting life and eternal joy of man. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Spencer Anderson
There is a term in our church that states, "Families are forever." Simply stated, it means that ones lineage and posterity are inextricably linked and are essential to our progression through the eternities. The family, then, is a natural outgrowth of the concepts of love, marriage, and procreation, which can only be accomplished between one man and one woman. Marriage is the only institution sanctified by God as the means of furthering this "Plan of life" as we call it. With that in mind, any idea, theology, or social experiment that places marriage between same-sex partners on a par with marriage between one man and one woman as it was instituted in the preexistence, is contrary to God's law. Such alternative lifestyles do not promote His plan. Rather, they serve to further subvert His plan, as the society of man attempts to move toward legitimizing same-sex marriage. Show more Show less