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Hi I'm Spencer Christensen

I'm a runner, singer, soccer player, and training psychologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 24 years old. I graduated from college with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I am the second child of 6 (5 boys and 1 girl). I enjoy playing and reffing soccer. My hobbies include performing (singing and dancing), hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, exploring nature (especially the mountains), and thinking of new ways to please people. I also enjoy talking with people about their problems and seeing what I can do to help them. I love learning about the brain and human behavior. I love learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ and living it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with parents who were already members of the LDS church. They taught me in the ways of the Lord and I grew and was nurtured in the LDS faith. When I was 17 years old I began to wonder if I really knew for myself if what I had been taught all my life was true, or if I simply believed it because my parents did. My questions took me on a journey of personal exploration. I studied the scriptures more diligently, I prayed more fervently, I talked with my church leaders and parents, I desired to know the truth. For about 8 months I searched for my answer. During that time I received small impressions leading me along, encouraging me to continue my search. Towards the end of the 8 months I was meeting with two of my church leaders and at one point in our conversation I felt the atmosphere in the room change. I felt very different. I felt peaceful. However, I remained quiet and said nothing about it to my two leaders. But one of them spoke and asked if I had felt the change in the room. Then I knew for certain that what I just felt was of God and that the Holy Spirit had touched our hearts. I knew then, for myself, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's true church and living Kingdom on this earth and I wanted to be part of it with all of my heart. So, in short, I am a Mormon because the Holy Ghost bore witness to my soul that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that, like the prophets of old, we have a living prophet on the earth today who receives revelation from God. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and I love Him.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. To me, the gospel is not a weekend event, but a way of life. I participate in my Sunday church meetings by partaking of the sacrament weekly, attending the available scripture study classes, and doing what I can to uplift my fellow brothers and sisters. I have a calling in my ward. My calling is that of a ward missionary. My main duties are seek out those who have once been active in the LDS faith, but for some reason have fallen away, and to encourage them to return to the fold of Christ. I also assist in teaching one of the Scripture Study classes known as Sunday School. Throughout the week I study my personal copy of the Book of Mormon and Bible daily. I try to maintain a strong relationship with my Heavenly Father through daily prayer with Him. I turn to my Savior, Jesus Christ, for support during hard times and in gratitude during good times. I participate in a Family Home Evening activity with my family each week where we gather together in our home and study the words of both the past and living prophets. I love this Gospel and my Savior with all of my heart.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Spencer Christensen
The Church welfare program is a beautiful service revealed by the Lord through which millions of people (both members of the LDS church and many others who are not) receive food and temporal support in their time of need. Often, recipients are those who have lost their jobs or have been victims of natural disasters. The purpose of the welfare program is to promote self-reliance by helping those in need to get back on their feet and be put into a position where they can then take care of themselves. No recipient, or person in need, should feel entitled to receive help from this program, but if they do receive any help they should be very grateful to the Lord. Show more Show less