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Hi I'm Spencer

I've lived in Idaho, Iowa, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania. I love playing sports and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently 19 and attending college and I have no idea what I want my major to be. It could go in a million different directions. I'm interested in psychology, biology, geology, physics, chemistry, engineering, business, and outdoor recreation. Still undecided. I absolutely love playing sports of all kinds even though I never keep myself updated with professional sports. I'm always up to trying new things, always trying to expand my limits. I'm also slightly introverted so a quiet night to myself is usually more appealing to me than going to a party. I love knowing things but I don't like having to study to know them. I'd much rather have someone show me rather than read a textbook. My favorite talent that I have is my ability to learn to appreciate things. I can go to an orchestra and appreciate it for all its intricacy, its swelling and ebbing, its artistic genius, and its emotional manipulations. And then I can turn around and go to a rock concert and appreciate much the same things expressed in different ways. I can enjoy anything.

Why I am a Mormon

To be honest, I was born into it. I grew up in the gospel, going to church, attending activities. But I found in my high school years that it didn't mean as much to me as everyone said that it should. I guess before then I just thought that everyone was just making it all up. But when I started to feel the Spirit for myself, here a little and there a little, I slowly began to see that it was real. There was actually something special about this church and I could finally glimpse a piece of it. And so began my conversion. I started to take the gospel a little more seriously, just a little at a time. The gospel didn't become a real priority in my life until I went away to college. Attending Brigham Young University Idaho was probably one of the top five best decisions I've ever made in my life. It's made all the difference. There, I had the amazing opportunity to be around other active, faithful members of the church 24/7. The atmosphere of friendliness there and all the selfless service that I saw was just what I needed. I got to see what a community of faithful and charitable members of the church looked like, and I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to feel as happy as everybody else seemed. I don't want to miss out on any happiness. I want to be worthy to be a part of Zion. And that is why I've chosen to live the gospel.

How I live my faith

My favorite thing about being a member of this church is how many opportunities there are to serve others. I am way more motivated to help other people than I am to help myself and a big part of the gospel is to learn to selflessly serve others. I always take every chance I get to go out and shovel snow off of someone's driveway, or to help prepare food for an activity, or to go out and visit some families. Lucky for me, I have been given the chance to commit myself to the ultimate sacrifice for service. I'm going on a mission. for the next two years I'll be committing one hundred percent of my time to the Lord and serving his children. I'll be a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving in Berlin, Germany. Every day I'm going to wake up, get ready, and go preach the gospel. I'll be focusing so much on the people that I'm teaching that I won't have any time to focus on myself. I know that it's going to be one of the most challenging and rewarding things that I will ever do. It might sound pretty crazy to devote that kind of time to my religion, especially since I'll be interrupting my college education, my relationships, and all my secular interests. But I know that it will be worth it. After all, it's a small sacrifice to make for the Lord considering all that he's done for me.