This was such an exciting event! It was really special to be there with all of the kids who barely remembered Spencer and some who had never met him. We are all grateful that Spencer has returned safely and for the faithful 2 year mission that he served. As most of you all know, a Mormon missionary leaves his family and friends behind for 2 years to serve the Lord. Other than by letter or email, a Missionary only speaks with his family twice a year for a grand total of 4 times. He doesn't work, date or go to school though he studies the language and the gospel every morning and puts in at least 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. After the 2 years he is released from being a full-time missionary, removes his name tag, and returns to life as a normal member of the Church. Then it is appropriate to hug a girl! Some may see a mission as a sacrifice, and that may be true in the beginning. But by the end, you realize that this is the very least you can do for the Lord who has done so much for you. I hope you enjoy this homecoming video. The song is by "The Hinckley's" and is entitled "Upon My Return"..used with permission!