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Hi I'm Ben Juchau

I love running. I only hear half of the time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Ohio. My family now lives in the rainy city of Washington. My favorite things to do are to eat Thai food and frozen yogurt, run, wrestle, hike, and work. My favorite place in the whole world is my Grandpa's farm in Waverly OH. I am a full-time missionary for my Savior Jesus Christ in the Arizona Phoenix Mission. I love what I do. I have found the greatest joys in life through serving my Savior. Before my mission I worked at Chase Bank as a teller. I am a type 2 diabetic, I am deaf in one ear and it has helped me to recognize the finer things in life by realizing that there is more to life than just materialistic things, its all about the decisions that we make which decide our destiny. The best decision that I ever made was to obey my parents, because I know that they love me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the faith. But that doesnt mean that I was born with a testimony. My personal commitment to being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes from the simple desire to be happy. I am Mormon because I chose to be. I want to do my very best to follow Christ. I haven't always had a strong testimony that this church is true. I am a Mormon because I have prayed to my Father in Heaven after a sincere desire and through much personal reflection and hours of pondering the message that is contained in the Book of Mormon I have been able to expeirence the wonderful joy that come from honestly seeking knowledge from God. As I pray to my Heavenly Father it has allowed me to recognize and witness many small and mighty miracles that I know that are from God by the power of the Holy Ghost. I am a Mormon because I have felt the Holy Ghost or the messenger of all truth, and nothing can shake me from my faith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my personal best at all times and when my personal best isn't enough I rely on my Lord and my Redeemer Jesus Christ for the strength that I need to overcome the everyday occurrences and obstacles that life faces us with. I read my scriptures everyday, the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I offer up my whole soul unto Him by praying to my Heavenly Father often to seek his will. I know that my Father in Heaven has a plan for me. The way that I know that is that I strive everyday to show my love to him, by keeping the commandments. Being on a mission and striving my best to serve Christ everyday has helped me to really understand who my Father in Heaven really is. Since being on my mission in Arizona I have been faced with challenges I never dreamed of, but those challenges help me to know that I am loved by my Heavenly Father who wants me to grow. I know with all certainty that I am a child of God, and that he loves me, and all I can do in return to show God that I love him is to keep his commandments.