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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 22 year old college student who is majoring in English Teaching. I learned to love teaching while I served a two year mission for the LDS church in the West Indies. While there I learned to love the people and the food of the Caribbean. I love to read, all kinds of books, and I'm trying to find time in between my studies to read for fun. I also try and find time to practice the piano and the guitar. I'm learning to speak Spanish in college and really enjoy reading in Spanish and practicing to speak it. I also love to write and am planning to several short stories and novels. But one of the most unique things about me is my height- being 6' 8" I tend to stand out a little bit in a crowd.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of the peace that comes as I live its teachings. The more I learn about Jesus Christ, and the more I personally apply His teachings from the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon into my life, the more peace I feel. Because I know that God answers prayers I have received many answers from Him concerning the truthfulness of this work. I have studied and asked in faith to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if the Book of Mormon was also God's word with the Holy Bible and He has answered me through the power of the Holy Ghost. I have had to pray and ask God for myself to know if these things are true, and He has answered me. It is this answer that I have felt from Him and through His spirit that gives me confidence in my faith.

How I live my faith

One thing that I do to actively participate in my religion is I help organize and educate groups of men who go out to teach, uplift, and encourage the saints. We make sure that all members are looked after and that any needs they have are met. One of the most important ways that I worship is in my daily scriptures study. I truly believe that if we ask God in sincere prayer to guide us, and if we listen closely to the thoughts and feelings that we have in our heart while we read from His holy word, that we will recognize His voice. He will guide us if we listen carefully and strive to do what is right.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Ben
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Holy Son of God. We believe in Christ, the redeemer of the world, of whom the prophets have testified. We believe in Jesus Christ, who we read of in the Holy Bible, the Savior of the world who sacrificed His life that we may live. His suffering, the atonement, makes life and happiness possible on this earth, and after death. We believe in in Jesus Christ, "who went about doing good... for God was with him" (Acts 10:38). "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins" (2 Nephi 25:26). Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Ben
We believe in a loving Father in Heaven who desires all of his children to have His precious word. "Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?" (2 Nephi 29:7). Of course, with any thing concerning God, it is important to find out, personally, if the work is true. What better source can we trust than God Himself? Through prayer we can know, independently of anyone else, where the truth lies concerning any matter. In the introduction to the Book of Mormon we read: "We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost." I testify that this pattern of revelation is true. If we take the time to study it out in our minds, ponder upon the truth and ask God, in faith with desire to act upon our answer, that we will receive. He has answered me, and He will answer you when you ask in faith. Show more Show less