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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a runner. I'm a son, brother and uncle. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love running, biking, camping, video games, and spending time with my family. I have 9 brothers and sisters and 8 nieces and nephews. My family is very important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it. I know that it is true through the feeling of the Holy Ghost. I have gained a perspective of how my actions I do now can change my life in the future for better or worse. No matter what situation you are in, happiness can be had through righteous actions and attitudes. I am finding joy, confidence, and other blessings through living the gospel as well as avoiding choices that could ruin my life. I have learned the importance of showing love and concern for others and that true happiness is found in serving others.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am dedicating two years of my life to teach others about the gospel of Jesus Christ. This gospel has brought me happiness and a joy that I haven't felt anywhere else, and so share it with others so that they can experience it as well. I know that anyone can overcome trials in their life and follow Christ's teachings. Through the feeling and assurance of the Holy Ghost anyone can know this is Christ's church and find real joy.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Spencer
The Holy Ghost is a member of the godhead. He testifies of truth, gives direction, warns of danger, and gives comfort. In Galatians 5:22 it talks about the fruits of the spirit or feelings that come when you are feeling the Holy Ghost. When a decision or truth feels true, accompanied with joy and peace, that is the spirit testifying that it is true. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Spencer
The family we grow up in is where we learn most of our basic values and principles regardless of who or what that family consists of. The values learned as a child in your family will shape the foundation of who you will become for better or worse. If a child is not taught correct values in their family they will learn incorrect values from elsewhere. The home should be a place of refuge and safety from outside cares where you can go and feel love and support. The family is central to God's plan and is the best place to learn Christlike values and build character. There are no perfect families, but a loving atmosphere in the family is founded on Christ's teachings. “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”). Families are meant to last forever and should be the source of our greatest joy. “The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally” “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” is a great article to learn more about the importance and responsibilities of families. Show more Show less