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Hi I'm Spencer

I grew up in Utah. I served as a missionary for two years in London, England. I aspire to become an engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading, playing sports such as tennis and basketball, and being with my friends and family. I'm currently studying mechanical engineering in college. My favorite subjects are math, physics, and engineering, but I also enjoy language and religion classes. I have participated in ballroom dance for several years, and I have even competed on a formation team. I also competed and won one or two events in a science competition in high school. I hope to enter the engineering field and begin working on solving the world's problems.

Why I am a Mormon

One of our Church leaders has revealed that testimony does not come all at once, like flipping a light-switch; instead, it comes as the rising sun, slowly but surely growing from a small ray to a blazing, enveloping source of light. My testimony has come as this leader has stated - slowly but surely. I have gained my testimony as I have read the Book of Mormon, pondered over its words, and prayed to know if it was true. My testimony has grown as I have felt the peace, warmth, and comfort that comes from the Book of Mormon and the Spirit it brings into my life. Thus, I bear my testimony that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was called of God to translate it, and that God still lives and loves us today.

How I live my faith

I just returned from serving as a missionary for two years in London, England. Young men and young women in the Church can apply to serve as missionaries for 18-24 months almost anywhere in the world. During this time, I was able to go out on a daily basis and share the gospel, or teachings, of Jesus Christ with others so they could receive the same blessings I've received. In addition, I was able to participate in service projects such as working on allotments, painting homes, moving furniture, and more. Now that I've returned to my family back home, I still do my best to serve and to share the gospel by being a Christ-like example to those around me. I've also been called as a home teacher - every month I and another young man from my Church ward visit a few other members of our ward to share a spiritually uplifting message, see how they're doing, and help them in any way we can.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a volume of scripture written by ancient prophets around the same time the Bible was written. It starts with a man named Lehi in Jerusalem. God called Lehi to be a prophet and led his family from Jerusalem to the American continent. These people grew into a large civilization there, and God called more prophets to lead the people to follow Him. The writings of these prophets are what compose the Book of Mormon. Just as the Old Testament and New Testament testify of the divinity of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and our Savior and Redeemer, the Book of Mormon acts as an additional testament to these important truths. While the settings of the Bible and the Book of Mormon may differ along with the names of the prophets and apostles who wrote them, they align in the purpose of inviting all men to come unto Christ. An angel named Moroni visited Joseph Smith and told him that a record of the ancient inhabitants of the Americas was buried nearby and that it contained the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. At length Joseph received the golden plates and translated them into the English language by the power of God. This book was entitled The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Our Heavenly Father has made it possible for us to know if the Book of Mormon is true, if Joseph Smith was a prophet, and if this Church really is true. If we read the Book of Mormon and sincerely pray about it, the Holy Ghost will testify to us that it is true. Show more Show less