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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a missionary, a skier, and a painter. Before I left for my mission, I loved to explore New York City.

About Me

One of my favorite activities is skiing with my friends and family. I love the excitement of the sport and also the time spent socializing with loved ones. I also love to paint walls and furniture. Though I am certainly no artist, I find that painting things is a great way to relieve stress and put my hands to work. Right now, I'm a missionary for the church. I love to share what I know about God with others. Before I left for my mission, I was a student in college. I loved studying history and world cultures, which has fueled my desire to travel the world. I also enjoyed exploring the city and reading a good book.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it brings direction and peace to my life. There have been times in my life when I was confused or unsure of where I was going. During those times, I found that as I turned to my faith and focused my life on the teachings of Christ and His prophets today, my mind was cleared, and I felt the peace that can only come from our Heavenly Father. And I have found that as I strive to serve others and live by my faith, that this sense of peace has increased and I am more happy because of it. I am happy when I go to church and am a part of a community of believers, when I read and learn about Christ in the scriptures, and when I choose to live my life in accordance with His teachings. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helps me to know, through the Book of Mormon and other inspired teachings, what I can do to find this precious happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by my lifestyle. At a school where there are very few other Mormons, my lifestyle often seems unusual to those around me. I try to live my faith by keeping my actions consistent with what I believe, including abstaining from alcohol, going to church every Sunday, and not swearing, while still showing love and respect to those around me, even if we choose to live differently. I also live my faith through service. Throughout my life I've had the opportunity to serve those around me. Growing up, my family lived in a neighborhood with a number of older people. Every winter when it snowed, my dad would ask me to go out and help our neighbors shovel their walks. Though I might have grumbled in my younger years, I learned that my service was a great blessing for both me and them. More recently, I was involved in the Hurricane Sandy clean-up in Queens and Brooklyn. The devastation there was horrible, and it was truly humbling to be able to help those people in need.