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Hi I'm Benjamin

I'm a pharmacy student. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a student in pharmacy school pursuing a PharmD degree. I got married about a year and a half ago and my wife is expecting our first child. People sometimes think I'm crazy for starting a family while I'm still in school, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I believe joy comes from family and following God's plan for us. I believe that marriage and family are the foundation of a good life, and that my family gives me the strength to study hard, work hard and have a happy life.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I have found that the Church and its teachings give us a shared purpose: to return to our Heavenly Father together with our (future) children and to help each other on the way. Following the teachings of the Church has helped me to come to know that there is a God and that He loves me. I believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to solve all of the world's problems. This may sound fantastic or ridiculous, but take the Law of the Fast for example. The Law of the Fast means going without two consecutive meals once a month and donating at least the cost of those meals to the Church for the relief of the poor. Doing this helps us to focus on the spiritual aspect of life, but from a more physical standpoint, if everyone did this, there would be no hunger. My conviction and belief in the power of the Gospel to literally save the world is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

At church, I currently teach in in the nursery, teaching the three year-old children that God loves them and that they are His children. It's really fun and fulfilling teaching them because they are so innocent and kind and loving. I'm coming to find out more each Sunday why Jesus said to "become as a little child". They may be really active and sometimes destructive, but they love easily and forgive easily. I believe that God really does love children. During the rest of the week I try to live up to what I've been taught in church by being honest and kind. At home this means trying to help with housework and being a loving husband. At my work in a pharmacy this means giving an honest day's work for my pay, being cheerful and respectful to my coworkers and trying to be compassionate and understanding to the patients who trust me with their health.