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Hi I'm Spencer

I grew up in Winder, Georgia. I love soccer. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love soccer. I began playing at about 4 years of age, and although I did take a break from the sport for a couple of years in my childhood I swiftly returned. I am a huge fan of Manchester United and Real Madrid. I am also an Eagle Scout, though I never really took a whole lot of interest in that. I skipped a grade in elementary school and graduated second in my high school class at 17. I then proceeded to attend college at Southern Virginia University for a semester, also before my 18th birthday. President Monson announced the change in missionary age during my semester at college, and I immediately heeded the call, turning in my papers by the end of November. I have received my mission call to serve in the California Arcadia mission and will be leaving on February 20th.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to two parents who were both raised from birth themselves in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our family, therefore, has always been surrounded by a lot of influence from the church. Even though I was enveloped in the Mormon culture from a young age, I still had to make my own decision on whether or not I believe that the church was true; I had to become converted myself. Let me just say, I have. I honestly have become converted to this church and this gospel. I know of absolute surity that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on the earth today. I cannot specifically point out a single moment of time where I discovered this. For me, it was more of a process. I learned the gospel, prayed about it, and received an answer time and time again that what I was learning was true. I gained my testimony line upon line, precept upon precept. To somewhat paraphrase Joseph Smith's words about the first vision (one of the many things I know to be true), I know that this church is true. I know that I know it, and I know that God knows that I know it. Therefore, I cannot in the slightest deny it, and why would I? This gospel has brought me more joy and peace and comfort in my life than any worldly thing could have ever provided. I am very grateful for what it has blessed me with, and I will say once more: I know that this church is true.

How I live my faith

I like to think that I live my faith mostly in the way that I treat others. In the past, I have held a number of positions of responsiblity in my youth group, where I planned some activities and lead small groups of young men in scouting and other church activities. I believe, however, that the most effective way to live one's Christian faith is to treat others as you believe that Christ would have treated them during his time on the earth. I strive to be as sensitive as possible to the needs of those around me and try to offer myself and my talents to others. I believe that through this I have managed to come closer to Christ than I believe I could have done in any other way, and this has blessed my life beyond my wildest dreams.