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Hi I'm Ben

I love life. I survived cancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family. My parents have five kids and I am the second youngest. We are always doing things together. Biking, sledding, hiking, camping, eating, and watching family home videos are some of my favorite things to do with them. I love sports. I enjoy anything that is active, but my passion is soccer. I play the cello, I am terrible at English, I love to sight see and meet new people. If I could pick any job I would be an oceanographer. My father and mother taught me to trust the Lord in all things. When I faced the trial of cancer I was supported and strengthened by my family. They comforted me and pointed me to Christ. My testimony of my Savior and His love and understanding of me were became stronger. I am thankful to God for a family who loves me and taught me principles that bring peace to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I had always done things that my family had done. I went along with the activities that they did. As time went on I began to think about what I was doing and why. I decided that I did not want to continue doing things that were just silly and had no real effect on my personal happiness. I decided to find out if God really did live and if He was really guiding us today. I followed the guidelines set by the Lord, and the promises that He made came true. I came to know that He lives and that this is His truth compiled all together. I came to know for myself.

How I live my faith

I live what I believe. My faith guides my life. I have the great opportunity, for two years, to share what I know to be true with others. I give up my own interests for what I believe. I have taken up my cross to follow my Savior in whatever He asks of me. I teach every one that will listen the gospel of Christ. I watch people searching for purpose, peace and hope change to happy people with understanding and easy consciences. I share the hope that is in me with everyone I meet, everyday.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Ben
God wants us to have peace in life. Preparation can remove the fear of the unknown and may prevent potential pain and suffering. When we are prepared we have less to worry about and so our lives are less stressful. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Ben
Christians following their Lord, Jesus Christ , to the best of their ability. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Ben
They have an understanding of who they are. They strive to be who God would have them be rather than what mainstream media and commercialism depicts. They choose self worth rather than popularity. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Ben
A group of saints that are in the same general area that work to strengthen each other, worship together, and to share the gospel. Show more Show less