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Hi I'm Spencer Sanders

I compose jazz piano music. I've led worldwide humanitarian efforts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If you love life, we can be friends. Life is the first thing we all have in common, and it is pretty awesome when you give it a chance. My nineteen years on Earth have been a roller-coaster of the great and the less-than-great, and the ride is still totally worth it. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts but I've bounced all around the world and have come to love the variety of cultures everywhere I go. That's what got me interested in humanitarian work. I've organized service projects for orphans in Cambodia, I've distributed eyecare to the people of New Delhi, India, I've taught some basic english to children in Ecuador, and I hope to do so much more! I'm also a music nut. I write jazz music, mostly. I'm a singer, a dancer, a very amateur actor, and I can't get enough of it all! The performing arts are incredible tools for expressing hope, sharing stories, and keeping history alive. Music and History are my two favorite things to learn about, so I'm studying the best I can at Brigham Young University. College is such a cool experience. I've finished my first year, but now I'm taking a break from it as I serve a full-time LDS Mission in Indianapolis, Indiana! I cannot wait to serve and I hope to take the lessons I've learned in this wonderful life with me as I strive to better the spiritual lives of God's children.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this church. From the first week I was born I've been attending church meetings and serving the Lord the best I can. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Although I was born into this church, I've gained this knowledge for myself. I have prayed to know of the truthfulness of Christ's gospel, and God has answered those prayers. I know that there is a living prophet guiding the church today, and that God regularly speaks to him and inspires him with instructions on how to better help God's children. God loves us so much, and I have felt his love when I pray, when I hear a bird sing, when I watch a sunrise, when I hear beautiful music, and when I read His words. God has created all things for us, and all things testify of His existence. This glorious world is the work of our loving Father in Heaven, and He wants us to return to Him in His kingdom on high. I know that I can live with my family forever as I follow the commandments in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. When I am obedient to my God, he smiles upon me and showers me with blessings. You too can have these blessings as you strive to come unto Christ and live as He did. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

In my community I've had wonderful opportunities serve, especially in church. From age twelve and on, I helped organize activities for all of the young men my age in our congregation. I regularly spoke in our church meetings, taught basic lessons in our youth sunday school classes, and planned many of our Wednesday night youth events. When I was fourteen I began going with my father to other LDS families' homes to share monthly messages about God with them. Doing this helped me to grow closer to God and see how His gospel blesses families. At seventeen years old I became a leader for the sixteen-and-seventeen-year-old boys. Every Sunday we would come early to see that the Sacrament was prepared. During the church meeting, we would bless the Sacrament by praying to God. This has served me well in my life, as I know the power that praying to God can have. It helps me to remember Jesus' sacrifice for me, and know how much He loves each one of us. Now I have the incredible opportunity to teach people in Indiana about Jesus' love and that we can live together as families forever, through God's plan for us.