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Hi I'm Spencer

I was born and raised in Arizona. I was a high school Track and Field runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy doing a lot of things. Mostly though, I enjoy doing things that are active and get everyone excited. I love to run, but I love much more to race. I ran both Cross Country and Track in high school, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the competitive aspect; as well as the feeling of belonging to a team. My dad will often take us to go shooting as a family. The thing I like most about those activities is being together with the family and seeing everyone improve. When I'm not running or shooting though, I also enjoy reading books. That may seem like two opposing hobbies, but I can really get into the plots of books and try to feel how the characters must feel. Education wise, I recently graduated from high school, and I have plans to attend college once I return from service as a full-time missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't really have a huge, impressive conversion story. I sincerely applaud those who choose to abandon their old lives and follow our Savior's example though. I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents are both members, as well as my brothers. I can recall instances though where I felt so deeply of God's Love that I couldn't deny that this was True. I have also seen the miraculous changes wrought in the lives of others, which has strengthened my Faith. My testimony, if I was to share it, would be one of Hope. The hope that we have because of Jesus Christ. The hope that we can, in fact, change and become better. The hope that old wrongs and misdoings can be swept away by His Grace, coupled with our good works. Above all, the hope that it is possible to stay on the path of discipleship and live again with God. I also have a testimony of the restoration of God's true Church, and modern-day revelation. I have seen this principle in action, and I know that the leaders of this Church receive daily direction from our Loving Heavenly Father. Lastly, I have a testimony that God loves us and cares for each of us individually. Please don't let Satan convince you that God no longer loves you, because He will ever invite you to come and follow him.

How I live my faith

I have had many different opportunities to serve other members of my Faith in the short time that I've been a member of the Church. When I was twelve, I had the opportunity extended to me to serve in a leadership position. The responsibilities involved with that service ranged from simple things like ensuring all the members of our group attended Church regularly, to tasks that (at that time) seemed rather daunting. When I turned sixteen I was again extended the invitation to provide leadership service. This time, the leadership required was of a much higher caliber. Working with two other youth, and three adult leaders, we planned out medium to large scale activities that involved groups as large as 150 kids. We met often and brainstormed up ideas for fun activities that would help people come together and feel loved. Above all though, we strove to be an example for the other youth we worked with in both word and deed. I have also had lots of opportunities to provide service that was planned and coordinated by others. Our Church strives to have at least four pre-planned service activities a year that involve all the members going and helping specific people or places that are in need of service. Those service projects have included painting house numbers onto curbs, painting the houses themselves, and erecting fences. I love these service projects because it provides us the opportunity to help others in ways that they cannot do themselves. It also gives us the opportunity to feel of our Savior's love in a way not otherwise possible.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

One of the first things anyone will notice about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that we put a big emphasis on traditional families. We believe that the Family is ordained of God. I further believe that who we are with in our families is not an accident. We can learn and grow from all the members of our family. It may be hard to get along with everybody all the time, but we can grow to Love each other more fully and deeply as we consistently try to see the good in all the members of our family. As we do this, we are promised that greater joy and happiness than we previously knew will enter into us and permeate our lives. Show more Show less