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Hi I'm Spencer

I was raised in Utah. I am currently preparing to serve as a missionary in Ghana Kumasi, Africa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the church and have always strived to live by its teachings in all I do. I was heavily involved in junior high and high school, taking many honors and college courses, along with participating in musicals, clubs, and student government. I discovered during my junior high years that I really enjoy filmmaking and started putting together little YouTube videos with some friends of mine. I was passionate about my work and wanted to becomes a film major in college so I could get a job in the industry. I decided that I would be better off getting a finance major and becoming a financial advisor, but still doing film as a hobby. I am currently studying finance at Brigham Young University in Provo, but am taking a two year break for my mission. Afterwards, I plan on finishing my bachelor's degree and pursuing an MBA. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. When I am with my friends we are always able to find ways to have a good time without worrying about compromising our standards because we all respect each other, even those who are non-members of the LDS church. I have always been a leader and example to others, but know that I can always learn from others so I pay attention to the examples around me.

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I was born in the church and didn't have a choice for the majority of my life. However, after going through the motions and learning all that I have, I realize that this church is the true church of Jesus Christ restored on the earth today. I know that being a member of the Mormon church has shaped me into who I am today and I am so grateful for that. I am always happy, even when it may not seem like it. There is always some ray of hope and happiness that I can find because of the church. Knowing all that I do through the Mormon church has helped me to be a better person and to be more selfless in my daily life. There are so many great people in the church that genuinely care about me and others and want me to be happy and successful. I continue to follow the gospel on a daily basis because I know that it blesses me so much and allows me to live a happy and worry-free life. Following the teachings of the church allows me more freedom and happiness and I am able to share that knowledge with others through simple conversations or example.

How I live my faith

I have served in several church presidencies within my wards throughout the years. This involved helping to organize events and make sure members of my age group felt welcome and appreciated. In 2012 I have strived to go to the temple once a week, and have almost met that goal because of a few distractions throughout the year. Because of my attendance to the temple, I feel more at peace and calm in my life which allows me to help others more. I try to help all those around me that need obvious assistance. It is always nice to be able to serve others because it brings such an amazing feeling and helps to build up all those who participate, whether it be those who are helped or those who help. During the weeks I would attend mutual, which is like a youth activity night once a week, I would always have a great time. It was fun to meet with others who share my beliefs and standards and just enjoy different activities. We would sometimes do spiritual activities and would sometimes go hiking or play capture the flag. You never knew what kind of fun you would have at a mutual activity. I look for opportunities to share my testimony of the gospel and am excited when someone approaches me for help or advice because it is something I genuinely enjoy giving. Even when I may not have a whole lot of time to help out, I gladly will sacrifice some of my time to help others and serve them in whatever way possible.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Personally, I have absolutely no desire to consume alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, or drugs ever in my life. Maybe it is because I was raised in the church, but I honestly just think it isn't a wise decision. As far as coffee is concerned, many people are completely in love with the stuff! I'm sure that it tastes alright and is nice in the mornings, but I feel like I would be too dependent on coffee so I have no desire to even try it. I can get up just fine in the mornings and find that I am actually able to wake up much quicker when I just shower or eat breakfast rather than drinking some soda or energy drink. I know that the other substances are harmful to the body through school and common sense, so I don't ever plan on using those either. Show more Show less