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Hi I'm Benjamin

I'm a Master Cosmetologist, a dog lover, a bibliophile, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a simple kinda guy. I grew up on a massive farm in the back woods of North Georgia where I was something of a farm hand under my father's guidance. I'm one of five children, and the only one of all five to join the Church. My Uncle joined the Church many years before I was born, and by the time I was born, he had served a mission, married in temple and was well on his way to starting his own family. What I remember most about him when he visited was he always had a Book of Mormon for me and a story to share. It wouldn't be until later in life that I really took this stories and gift to heart. I was always a pretty easy going kid. My mother had a strong Baptist background and my father came from a long line of snake handlers. Neither one really talked about our Heavenly Father or any form of an afterlife other than hell if you're a bad child, so I never really grew up in a spiritual home. I've been diagnosted with a condition called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and an extreme form of Social Anxiety after a fatal car crash that left me only survivor. My life has been a total 180 post crash. I've become someone I can be proud of. Someone I couldn't have been without the Gospel. I used to be a the epitome of selfishness with the thought pattern that the world owed me something, and to tell you the truth, I don't think I would have become the person I am today without that crash, or knowing Heavenly Fathers love for his children.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm joined the Church the winter of 2009 after being pulled out of the worst car crash anyone in my small town had ever seen. It was a blessing just to survive truly. Seconds after I came too, The first thing I remembered was a story my uncle had old me about a guy named Lehi and an Iron rod. The first thing I asked for a copy of the Book of Mormon and a hug from my dad. My testimony isn't one of words. It's one of flesh and steel. One of love and loss and of the infinite atonement Christ made for all of us. It was like a light went off in my head. One second I'm questioning if the church is true or not. asking for a sign. The next second, I'm shown just how frail and weak this mortal coil is, and just how much our Heavenly Father loves us. The driver of my car passed away at the scene i'm sorry to say, but I have no doubt shes in a much better place The blessings I have in my life, and the person I became, are all thanks to the Church and the message they have. But don't take my word for it, read The Book of Mormon yourself, and you will find out soon enough =

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scripture daily and helping others regardless of background or creed. Inner peace has come with the understand of the true church, so I try to share my knowledge of the Book of Mormon with others, and answer any questions if I can. I live a pure life style and couldn't be happier. It's not something I was FORCED to do, but something I WANTED to do. I attend Church service as often as I can, and strive everyday to live the commandments. No one said it would be easy, the only said it would be worth it.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Because Heavenly Father loves all of us, regardless of income bracket, background, or past mistakes. No one should EVER Have to pay to hear the world of Heavenly Father, let alone make profit off of it. Show more Show less