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Hi I'm Ben

I lived a lot of places growing up. I met a lot of friends and learned that home is where your family is. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young (at least I like to think so) father. I have a wonderful wife and two equally great children. I work as an engineer, and in a lot of my free time I am involved with scouting (currently a Venture Crew). I love the outdoors, sports (anything that involves running or some good strategy), reading, and identifying more hobbies that I do not have time for. My wife and I are trying to raise our children in a way that they will learn to live by good morals and to be responsible members of society. So we try to play and read with the kids, do our chores together, eat healthy, and be as self-sufficient as we can (we try to garden and may soon get some chickens). There does not seem to be enough time to do everything we want to do, but we feel like our experiences are teaching us to choose the best priorities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. My parents were both raised in the Church, and that is culturally part of who we are. I feel I was taught the right things growing up, and as I applied them in my life I learned for myself what is important and best, where to put my faith and trust, and how to be happy. Ultimately, I want to be happy.

How I live my faith

I take my family to church every week. My wife and I respond willingly to the calls to service that come our way. I hope that my children are learning to do the same as we bring them along on many of our errands. I help with a local scout unit that our church chartered, and I pick up the slack at home when my wife is out of the house participating in the Church's women's organization - the Relief Society. I love working with the youth, and doing so has helped me to appreciate the adults who helped me as a youth so much more. At work and other places outside of church and my home, I take time to encourage people to spend time with their families and live their religion. Doing those things will bring them happiness as they draw closer to God and have daily reminders of what is most important in life. When possible, I share my doctrinal beliefs, sources of inspiration, and thoughts on life. I hope my life and attitude reflect my faith.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely. I have felt the Spirit whisper to my soul when I have heard the prophet speak. Often I simply appreciate the wisdom and the pure sincerity of his words. But at certain times I have been made aware of his role in giving us the Lord's words to keep us safe and in His path during this life. I am very grateful to have such a blessing in our time. Show more Show less