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Hi I'm Spencer

I am from Idaho. I love to ski and spend time outdoors. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Skiing has always been a big part of my life, and it is by far one of my favorite activities. There's no better feeling than to be on the hill on a beautiful winter day with friends and family. I also love to play soccer and hacky-sack with my friends. Coming from a big family full of outdoor enthusiasts has also made me appreciate the finer points of mountain biking, white-water rafting, rock climbing, slack-lining, etc. Riding my unicycle is another activity that I thoroughly enjoy. I am a huge Legend of Zelda fan, as it played a large role in my childhood. I will be attending BYU when I return from my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many different reasons. I grew up in the LDS church, and I have always been surrounded by other wonderful members of the church. Although this was a great blessing, sometimes it makes it harder to answer the question, "Why are you a Mormon?" Because I have been born and raised in the church, at first I thought, "well, because I was born a Mormon and it's all I know." But, as I got older, I realized that was not a good enough reason. Members of the Church are strongly encouraged to gain a testimony of their own when they are able, so that they do not have to rely on the testimony of others. Unlike some, I never had a day in my life where I suddenly had the revelation that the church was true. I had always believed it was, but I always wanted to really KNOW. My knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel came slowly, similar to the rising of the sun or the growth of a tree. I have had experiences and glimpses of what life is like outside of the church, and while it may appear glamorous and appealing to some, the truth is, life as a faithful member of the LDS church brings more happiness than anything else I've ever experienced. I am a Mormon because I KNOW of the happiness and the blessings it can bring, and I KNOW that the things taught in the Church are true.

How I live my faith

Being a teenager in this crazy world can make it hard to live my faith, but when I strive to do so I can easily see the blessings I receive. One of the largest ways I am living my faith today is my decision to serve my LDS mission. I will be dedicating two years of my life to travel far from home to share the good news and the message of my faith to others. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, and I know that it is a good representation of the love and faith I have in the Gospel. I have found that small things in every day life are a huge way to demonstrate faith also. Being a kind and understanding friend and peer is another way I live my faith. It isn't hard to listen and help others when they are having a hard time, and I have found that lifting others up, even when I'm feeling down, has a way of making me feel great. Another way I live my faith is through acts of service, whether they be large or small.