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Hi I'm Spencer

"I grew up in the United States. I am in the Army and proud to serve my country. I'm a Mormon."

About Me

I am a college student who has just finished basic training for the Army. I am going to continue in the ROTC program while going to college after I serve my LDS mission. Being in basic training was the toughest thing I have ever done. But through that trial I came to realize how much I loved my family and grew closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They were who I turned to in my dark, lonely nights. My testimony grew so much as I was able to share my beliefs with my buddies in the army. I am the man I am today because of my love and support from my family, religion and friends. All the life experiences I have had have always brought me to focus on how Jesus Christ is always there for me. I have had trials but my belief that Jesus Christ can help us through anything has always kept me going.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church. My family always went to church together. When I was younger and in high school I took for granted the blessing that was. I went to church with my family and liked it, but it was not until I was in college and then basic training that I truly came want to go for myself. That was when I realized what peace going to church can be. I will always treasure my chance to attend church each Sunday now and never take it for granted again. I am truly proud to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have always enjoyed going to church. I went to a small high school. I was able to have many opportunities to lead out as a member of the church. While on the football team they called me "Preacher" and always asked me to say a prayer before our games. I was blessed to have several good friends that helped to keep me strong in my beliefs. Our community was very supportive of Eagle Projects and I was able to become a Eagle Scout. Our community also gave us support in Mormon Helping Hands days and it was fun to serve side by side with my community. Now being in the Army I am trying to always act as a disciples of Christ.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Spencer
A testimony is a spiritual witness given to an individual by the Holy Ghost. The foundation of a Mormon's testimony is the knowledge that Heavenly Father lives and loves us; that Jesus Christ lives, that He is the Son of God, and that He carried out the infinite Atonement; that Joseph Smith is a prophet, which God called to restore Jesus Christ's church to the earth; that we are led today by a living prophet; and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Savior's Church restored on the earth today. Show more Show less