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Hi I'm Benj

I grew up in six countries, mostly in Europe and Latin America. I study operations - business and engineering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a graduate student of engineering and business in the Northeast of the United States. I'm married and my wife is also in grad school while expecting our first child, so we're a busy little family. I enjoy just about anything active, including running, basketball, and just being outside. I particularly love hiking up mountains and spending time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that attended a congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the real name of "the Mormon Church") every week, even as we moved through six different countries. However, when I left home and started college on a campus where prevailing standards and beliefs were very different than what I had experienced, I realized that I didn't know for sure what was true and what was not, and I knew I needed to find out. I started reading the Book of Mormon every day with a real desire to know if it was true - if it was what Joseph Smith said it was. Over time, I discovered that on days when I read the Book of Mormon, my day just went better. That was the beginning of the solid knowledge I have now that the Book of Mormon is a true book, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's organization to help us and our families find lasting happiness and peace in this life and for eternity.

How I live my faith

I believe strongly that living my faith begins within my personal and family life. That includes reading scriptures and praying both individually and together as a family. I also believe in service of all types - within the family, within the church, and within the community. I believe that consistent actions speak much louder than works in living my faith.