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Hi I'm Benjamin

I'm grew up in Texas, now I'm serving a mission for the Lord in Mexico City. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 Before leaving for my mission I studied Mechanical Engineering. I was on my high school, and then college ROTC drill team. My college team won the National Drill Championship in 2010 while I was on it! WHOOP! I also enjoy watching movies and eating, but not nearly as much as I LOVE to camp, perform service, work out/run, and work on cars. I am the second child out of 5 in my family, so since we have a decent-sized family, there's always room for friends at dinner and during the afternoon at my house.

Why I am a Mormon

 I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and since my mom was a seminary teacher, and I was home-schooled till my junior year in high school, I was always thoroughly taught the gospel and all it's details. I never had a problem going, but I also wasn't fully converted. It wasn't until I was about to turn 19, and I was caught with a delimma, should I stay another year of school I had been offered a leadership position on my drill team or go on a mission? I went to talk with my bishop and he gave me a article from LDSNews. The article talked about a boy, about my age, who had an olympic nomination but declined it after recieving his mission call. I thought, if he can do it, so can I! So I decided to really start devoting my life to the gospel during that next year until I left. It's really amazing how, when you put your full faith in the Lord, things have a way of appearing different to you and He has a way of working miracles in your life.

How I live my faith

 Well, currently, I am living my faith the best way I can. And that is, by serving on a full-time, 2 year mission. I am serving in Mexico City, Mexico. The spanish is hard, but the people are great.

What is faith?

Benjamin
There is a scripture in the Book of Mormon, in Alma 32, verse 21, which states "...therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." I'm not sure I could put it any better way. I am a gardener, so when I plant seeds, I must have faith that these seeds, in the ground where I can't see, are doing their thing and growing roots and a stalk to pop out of the ground. Thus it is with the gospel, first you have to do something plant the seed aka pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true, then you have to have faith, and then you will be able to see results. Sometimes when gardening, the stalk doesn't pop up on the first, second or even third and fourth days, but instead of getting frustrated and giving up, I have to keep that faith that they will grow, and keep cultivating that faith. Now, the little shoots aren't the end, if i want to partake of the fruit, I must continue to work on making that "faith" grow. Finally, after a lot of faith and hard work, I can be infinitly rewarded because of it. Show more Show less