Hi I'm Benjamin.
I'm college student studying computer science at BYU. I'm a Mormon.
I'm an undergraduate student studying computer science. I grew up in North Carolina, but study in Utah. I just got back from two years of missionary service in Hawaii.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents were active members of the church when I was born. When I was little, I went because I was told. Not that I minded - I had fun, but that's what I did when I was little, I followed. Something changes when you get older though. All of a sudden, the things that you were taught when you were a little kid - that there was life after death, that God knows you by name - things like that, start to take on more meaning. When you get older and bad things happen, you realize how much you rely on the knowledge you have that Jesus Christ atoned for the sins of the world. I guess a good summary would be that in every phase of my life - through thick and thin - I've felt God's love for me in His church. I know that He is always there and loves everyone - and I wouldn't trade that knowledge for anything.
How I live my faith
I recently completed two years of full-time missionary service in Hawaii for my church. I got to travel to several different islands and loved my time there. Wherever I go, I receive an assignment or a calling in the congregation closest to where I leave, and we call this a calling. This is not unique to me - it happens all over the church. The responsibilities I have had include speaking assignments, organizing activities, and leading training meetings. I have been ill-prepared to fulfill the responsibilities I have been given, but with the help of the Lord, they have been great learning experiences for me. I also study from the scriptures - the Bible and the Book of Mormon - each day. I try to live my life like the Savior Jesus Christ.