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Hi I'm Benjamin

I'm a huge Book of Mormon Enthusiast. I'm a missionary

About Me

I'm a missionary serving in Oregon. I enjoy riding bicycles, camping, swimming, reading, and learning (the camping and swimming have been put on hold for a little while). Since I was a little kid I always knew I would be a missionary and I love what I do.

Why I am a Mormon

My father raised me well, and as I grew up I learned for myself that what I was taught was true. I'm especially in love with The Book of Mormon. Everyone who knows me knows that I love that book. It is simply profound.

How I live my faith

I've always loved reading the scriptures and sharing insights I've gained from them. I try to pay particular attention to the quiet voice of the Holy Spirit and do the simple things God would have me do. A simple smile can go a long way.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Benjamin
We believe that Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins and mistakes, and that He also felt our weaknesses and troubles and pains, all so that we can be forgiven of those sins and mistakes, and also so that He can help us overcome those weaknesses and challenges. Grace is a power that Christ gives us to make us able to live as He would live, and become as He is. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Benjamin
God has always asked those who have been taught His truths to share them with others. As a missionary right now, I proselyte for many reasons. It starts because it is a commandment, and I want to do what's right. But as with all of God's laws, there's a lot of good that comes when we obey. I love helping others trun their lives around. I love how close I feel to God when I'm teaching others about His plan and His Gospel. I guess that's how I'd sum it up, we proselyte because of love. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Benjamin
The greatest blessing to me is that I feel the Holy Ghost with me when I spend time each day reading the scriptures, and I am better able to hear His quiet voice teaching me. In those books we also learn how other people dealt with challenges, and how their reliance on the Lord got them through those times. We also become familiar with God's character through the way he's lead his people in the past. Show more Show less