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Hi I'm Ben

I like the piano. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I just recently returned from serving a two-year mission in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. I am currently attending college and planning to study music. I like to play the piano I like listening to, writing, and recording music (unprofessionally). That's mostly what I do in my free time.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, my parents were LDS so I was born into an LDS family. I always knew it was good and blessed me, but I wasn't always sure it was "true". I didn't know if everything I had learned was really right, but I knew it was good, and that when I lived the teachings, I was happy. However, I had my doubts. Eventually, I had to gain my own testimony. This came through truly reading and pondering the Book of Mormon, and asking God with a sincere heart to know if it is what it claims to be: scripture translated by a modern-day prophet of God. I received my answer, and know by the power of the Holy Ghost that the book is true. This is more precious to me than any logic that could prove it to be so. Through that witness I also know that this truly is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ brought to the earth today for our own benefit. I know these things spiritually, which is a great blessing to me.

How I live my faith

Most recently, I just finished a two-year mission for the church. I have been back almost a month.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Ben
A testimony is spiritual belief or knowledge that has been witnessed to us by the Holy Spirit. A testimony is something you know in your heart because it has been revealed to you. Of course, this doesn't have to come with a dream or a vision, or any miraculous supernatural event. It can be as simple as the way you feel when you pray, or the impressions you have in a church meeting. A testimony is like a seed. If we want to know if this gospel is true or not, we must have a desire to believe and test it out. We experiment. We plant the seed. And then, as we water it and nourish it (do those things that build our faith in Jesus Christ) the seed will grow. Just like with a tender, growing plant, our testimonies must be nourished daily and taken care of so that they can grow more and more each day, until one day they are a tree, bearing sweet fruit. Often, the best way to gain a testimony of a doctrine or commandment is simply to live it. Show more Show less