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Hi I'm Spencer Harmon

I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. I've recently accepted a call to serve in the Nevada Reno Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest in rather large family, three brothers, one sister, and two other young men who live with us. My parents have raised my family in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and currently my dad is the bishop of our ward. I graduated High School last spring at the Charter School of Wilmington, and I've been taking online classes at BYU-Idaho. I've recently accepted a call to serve in the Nevada Reno Mission, and am about to leave for that. I've had several jobs over the past year including a garden shop laborer, a landscaper, and a contractor's laborer. In these jobs I've been able to cultivate skills that will definitely help me over the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, and I always had a wonderful understanding of the stories of the scriptures, thanks to my parents. I loved the stories of Jesus, and marveled at the wondrous miracles that took place during His ministry. I loved the sense of completion that the restored gospel gave you. I loved the feeling of peace that always seemed to reside in places of learning and worshiping. There came a point in my life where I had made some bad decisions, and had been caught in a rut of addiction. I needed to change, truly change, in order to continue on with my life. I knew that I had to repent of my sins, but I didn't fully understand what that meant, and I always convinced myself that it was a bad thing to admit my mistakes and come to terms with them, because I would be punished for them. But that's not how the Gospel works. We are each here to be tested. We have a loving Heavenly Father, who wants us to succeed. Because he loves us so much, he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die for us, and atone for our sins, to fulfill all righteousness. If we turn to them, and do our best to change, they can help us. We can be healed, and we can change. I think part of being a member of this church is learning to be humble enough to be honest with yourself, and with those around you, and with God. I think the beauty of this gospel is that as long as you are trying, and doing your best to follow the commandments, you will be blessed. Life will not be easy, on the contrary. But it will be happy. Heavenly Father has a plan for us. It is beautiful, and wonderful, and it brings happiness, and peace.

How I live my faith

I've been serving as the 11 year old scout leader for the past several months. Here I've been able to work with the boys of that age group, and help them reach the primary ranks of Boy Scouts, in preparation for things like scout camp, where they would earn merit badges. I've also served as a Sunday School teacher, where I've been able to teach others the teachings of Christ through the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I'm about to depart on a 2 year mission, where I will proselyte, and also serve as many people as will let me. This is something that I've been working towards hard for the past year or so.