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Hi I'm Spens

I love to paint, sing, read, compose, and write. I study Computer Science at the University of the Philippines. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a lot of hobbies. I sing tenor in a trio. I love playing movie scores on the piano. I compose my own songs. I experiment every once in a while with watercolor. I love to read good fantasy, thriller, and middle-grade novels. I love to write stories and plan novels. I have recently accomplished the almost impossible task of finishing a novel. Hooray me! I have two younger brothers and a sister. Our family spends time together eating out, watching movies, and jamming with our ukuleles or on the piano. I think I excel quite fairly in school. Graduation on time? To be determined. Mission? No question! I'm definitely going next year.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon and have never questioned my faith all of my childhood. When I went to college however, I had some doubts about how our church could be true. I've prayed about it often and I don't get answers the way I want them to. As I progress in my study of the scriptures, however, I feel good about what I know and I continue to strengthen my testimony by seeking that good feeling often. I know there is a God and that He loves us. He has provided a plan for us to return to Him with families that last beyond the grave. He has prepared a way and it's all up to us if we will take that path. I was a Mormon and I still am not just because the church brings so much good to my life, but because it is here I feel my Heavenly Father's love and His presence the most.

How I live my faith

I struggle with a lot of the common problems youth face such as school, family and social relationships, insecurities, anxiety, depression, and a host of other personal weaknesses. I live one day at a time with a grip on the Christ's Atonement that I keep on praying will never loosen. I'm not perfect. That grip loosens a lot of the time. But I force myself up and try not to give up. I always keep in mind that I am a son of God and that He loves me and wants me back in His presence. If I have a clear picture of that often, I know I'll be fine. I currently serve as ward technology specialist, family history consultant, ward pianist, and with the young men of our ward.