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Hi I'm Spencer

Hammock. Mountain bike. Running. Dental student. Motorcycle. World travel. Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a dental student in my second year. While I'm not studying for school, you can catch me trying to enjoy the great outdoors. I'm training for a marathon. Scuba certified. I recently have started mountain biking and climbing. I have great friends that I often go camping with, setting up our hammocks in what I call the hammock hive. We sing, explore, and sleep strung amongst the trees. I love exploring the world and learning about other cultures and in general seeing how beautiful our planet is. I have a beautiful girlfriend that sings like an angel, and says she doesn't mind that I can't sing worth beans.

Why I am a Mormon

My absolute favorite aspect of being a member of this church is quite simple. The church teaches, that if anyone, member or non-member, has questions regarding any of the church teachings (or really anything at all) that the individual may ask God directly through prayer. That is, you don't have to have someone tell you there is a God and just believe it. If you want to know: if there is a God, or a life after this life, or any other question, and sincerely want to know, you can know it for yourself. Just like you may not know exactly how a car works in order to drive it, I don't think that you have to know everything about Jesus, or the scriptures, or life, to know that God loves you and is there. I know he loves me. I know that there is a plan for each of us, a plan for me. I love being a Mormon because it helps to clearly see what purpose life has for me. It helps me to find calm amidst a life that sometimes seems like just chaos. It helps me to always find ways to be happy regardless of the circumstance.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and have become friends with many of the people that are there. This unity brings us together for other events outside of Sunday. Tonight (Monday) we made quilts for an abused women's shelter. On Saturdays I play basketball with both church and non-church members, including several classmates from my dental school. I have a church assignment to visit several members of the ward each month. This has been very rewarding by increasing my social network, while at the same time being able to support (and get support) other people that are in my age group.