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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a geek according to my wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Utah, although I have lived in Santiago, Chile, Arkansas, and Idaho. I am a father of two beautiful daughters, and I am married to a wonderful (and patient) woman. I am a software developer, specializing in Microsoft-related technologies, including C#, VB.Net, SQL Server, ASP.Net, etc.... I enjoy golfing, fishing, camping, scouting, hiking, eating. I also love traveling. Oh, and I absolutely love breakfast burritos.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church before I was born, but that is not why I am a Mormon. As with most members of the Church, I arrived at a certain point in my life when I personally needed to decide what my values & beliefs were. For me, that was a 'work-in-progress', that culminated around the age of 18. It was then when I asked Heavely Father to help me know that living prophets were, in fact, His servants, called by Him. I received a strong witness from the Holy Ghost that these things I were asking about were true.

How I live my faith

One day at a time. Currently, I am a Scoutmaster, and I strongly believe that Scouts is a spiritual organization. The first line of the Scout Oath is 'On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God...'. I believe my role as a Scoutmaster, among other things, is to help these young boys learn their Duty to God, as taught by the Savior Jesus Christ.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

The law of tithing, as taught in the Old Testament. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Young men are required, yes. Although, the choice to not serve a mission will not affect membership. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. My family and I study the New Testament every day to learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No. We follow the example and teachings of Jesus Christ and love and help everyone, Mormon or not, Christian or not. I personally believe that a life of service to all men, regardless of creed or lifestyle, is why we are alive. Show more Show less