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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a music teacher. I'm the principal of a performing arts training organisation. I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music! Having completed my music studies at University, I know teach music at a secondary school in London. I love to play the piano, sing and conduct. I have been conducting for many years now. I am also the Principal of a Performing Arts Training Organisation based in Kent. Music is a huge part of my life and the life of my family. I have a beautiful wife called Kerry who is just amazing. We have a lovely daughter called Lenaya and a gorgeous son called Aderslee. My family are the most important part of my life. I love spending time with my family and doing things together. We enjoy to travel. I have travelled to America, Egypt, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Tenerife. We like travelling!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a mormon. I have a strong belief in Jesus Christ. I know that He lived a perfect life and set the perfect example for me. He died for me and everyone on the earth. When I follow Him I can be forgiven of my sins and be given the courage to make good decisions. When Jesus was on the earth He started a Church with prophets and apostles. He has restored that Church today through Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was a prophet like Moses or Noah. We still have prophets and apostles on earth today like in Jesus' day. I loved going to Church when I was growing up. (I still do now!) Life as a teenager was hard, but being a Mormon helped me. I enjoy spending time with people who had the same beliefs as me. I love the Bible. When I read it I learn more about God and Jesus Christ. When I read the Bible with the Book of Mormon I can feel God's love for me. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I feel inner peace and strength every time I read it. When I live the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in this Church I am truly happy. I am a mormon because I know when I follow the teachings of Christ my family can be together forever. That is the most important thing to me.

How I live my faith

In the Church, I am responsible for helping to look after the Church members. I work primarily with two other people to look after the spiritual and temporal welfare of the members who live in our area. I also spend time working with the youth in our Church helping to plan activities and working with their leaders. I sing in our church choir which is a really great experience. I am able to stregnthen my faith through singing. Each month I go out with a friend and we visit people in our church to see how they are and offer any help. We also share uplifting messages to help them in thier lives. My family and I go and visit some of the elderly ladies who live in our area quite regularly to spend time with them and help them with things they need. In our family, we often invite friends from church to our home for dinner so we can socialise and strengthen our friendships.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Ben
We believe that families can be together not only in this life but in the next life as well. If we meet certain requirements set by God, we can have our families with us forever. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Ben
Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Ben
Ward: a geographical area of Church members. Like a parish Stake: a group of Wards Branch: a group of members that aren't as many as a ward Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ben
Men aged between 18 and 25 are strongly encouraged to serve a mission as long as they are physically, mentally, and emotionally able. Girls aged 19 and older can serve a mission if they would like to but it is not a requirement. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Ben
The Bible is the word of God. It contains the teachings of Jesus Christ. Mormons need the Bible because of the truths in its pages. Show more Show less