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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a student at Stanford. I'm currently serving a mission in West Africa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Spencer, and I'm from Southern California. I grew up in the LA area with my family. I played sports through high school, but my true passion was academics, and so after I graduated from high school I enrolled at Stanford University, pursuing a degree in Economics. After my freshman year at school, I decided that I wanted to serve a mission, so I filed for a Leave of Absence and received my call to serve in the Benin Cotonou Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have seen God's hands in my life, and I have felt the Spirit testify to me that this is His Church. I read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and I felt an overwhelming sense that it is true. I know that the Book of Mormon can change lives, because it has changed mine. It is another testament of Jesus Christ, like the Bible. Together, these scriptures have taught me that we can find forgiveness and love through our Savior Jesus Christ; that through the Holy Spirit, we can learn the truth of all things; that God hears our prayers, and that we can receive answers to those prayers; that we are children of our Heavenly Father, and that He loves us; that families can be together forever; and that God will never, ever give up on us. I have faith in these things because I have experienced them in my life -- I have put them to the test, and without fail, they have not let me down. Through these experiments of faith, I have developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because of I have felt the Savior's love in my life, and I am a missionary because I know that His love extends to all people, everywhere.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church. I've put my life goals and education on hold for the next two years in order to more fully serve the Lord. Many people at school don't understand why my faith would lead me to give up so many academic, professional, and personal opportunities. However, if they could only understand how transformative my faith in Jesus Christ has been in my life, and how it could change their lives too, they would understand. I am preaching a message of peace, of mercy, and of love to a world that is in dire need of light. I know that through Jesus Christ, all people, no matter who they are or where they are from, can find peace and joy.