Hi I'm Ben
I love to cook, eat, watch and play sports, play games and read. I served a mission in Brazil. I loved my time there, the people and of course the great Brazilian food. My wife and I have been married for almost 2 years and our son is 7 months old.
Why I am a Mormon
In my field of work I see many challenges and many tragedies. I see families struggling to make ends meet and marriages that are falling apart. I see individuals struggle with addiction and loneliness. I see many other difficulties and I know that the teachings of Jesus Christ can help in each of these situations. Being a Mormon doesn't mean I'm immune to personal tragedies or difficulties, but it means that I can learn the teachings and principles to cope with whatever challenges I'm facing. Such assistance is promised to all who will listen, learn and live the truths God will install in your heart.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
The Savior taught and lived a life of service. As a boy I was taken on numerous camping, fishing and sporting trips by adults who willingly gave of their own time and resources. Now I try to return the favor and serve others.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
Any time I read the Book of Mormon I feel peace. As a student I often struggle to get everything done on time. There are tests, papers, assignments and all types of deadlines to meet. From time to time I feel overwhelmed and think that there's no way I can get everything done. When this happens, I stop hurrying through tasks and pick up my Book of Mormon. I simply sit and read it. I feel peace, I feel comfort and am no longer overwhelmed. The Book of Mormon reminds me that there are more important things than grades or a single assignment. It reminds me that there are more important things like family, friends and true principles.
How I live my faith
I have a lot of fun working with the Cub Scouts. I have 10 scouts who have a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm. We like to play games, make things and even try to learn things from time to time.