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Hi I'm Benjamin Bale

I'm from Phoenix, Arizona. I come from a large family family of 9 of which I am the oldest and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Just a little bit about myself. I am a father of one child so far, I have one on the way which my wife and I are expecting in December. I am a college grad who was one of those who worked and raised a family while doing it. It was a tough life but it was all worth it looking back on it now. I work in the insurance industry. One of the reasons why I chose to do that was because I wanted to help people. I know that there are many other ways to help but I figured with the talents that I was dealt, this was the best way to go about it. I love to play sports mainly Basketball and Football and I love the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

First of all, I was born into the church so I grew up with these principles and values taught in the home since I was child. Being born into the church though doesn't give you automatic pass. As I saw growing up, at some point in any persons life there comes a time where that person needs to find out for him/herself if the things taught to them are true. That moment happened to me when I was a teenager. One of the things we are encouraged to do in the church is to kneel down and ask God yourself if these things be true. I am a Mormon because I did kneel down and ask my heavenly father if these things are true and I received my answer. It wasn't in the form of a heavenly visitation or some miraculous event. It was as simple as a good feeling in my heart and a confirmation that what I was taught in my youth had always been right. I am forever grateful for that and for my parents who took the time to teach me good principles and values. I am grateful for my heavenly father for sending his Son Jesus Christ, I know he lives and that he loves each and every one of us. I am most grateful that our lord has made it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and return to live with our heavenly father. I of all people am not perfect so I am especially grateful for that.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by first starting in the home. Everything begins in the home so, I make an effort to teach my daughter good principles. There is once a week when we as a family gather together and spend time with each other. I look forward for this time because all week along, I am out working and before I would go to school at night so there was really no time we spent with each other. I also make an effort to go to church every Sunday. Many people forget how important that is to worship at least once a week. It almost in a sense recharges the batteries for the upcoming week. In the church we get callings or assignments, all of it is volunteer work so nobody gets paid. One thing we do know is that we receive blessings if we fulfill them to the best of our abilities. These callings range from taking care of the children in the nursery to even being a bishop and lead a congregation. Whatever calling I may have, I strive to fulfill it to the best of my abilities. In these days, everyone can use all the blessings they can get. Also, I strive to be a good example to those around me. I am by all means not a perfect person but, I strive to just not live these principles at church but, in every aspect of my life. I look at our Savior as the great example of this. He lived the gospel in every aspect of his life. He served his fellow men and he showed what manner of people we ought to be.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Benjamin Bale
The Mormon way of life is one that is terribly misunderstood in today's society. The fact is that we pretty much live the same way normal people live. We go to work, school, play sports, go out on the weekends, participate in our communities, State and local governments and spend time with our families. We do all these things with some slight lifestyle changes given to us by our leaders who received divine inspiration from God. For example, when we go out on the weekends we might go to a restaurant but, when we do, we don't order any alcoholic drinks, coffee or tea. When we go to the movies, we try to stay away from those flicks that are "R" rated or contain questionable material. We strive to seek out those activities that are uplifting and good. We strive to keep Christ in the center of our lives. We go to church every Sunday and volunteer in every way we can. We set aside one day a week to spend time with the family because as we all know, life is extremely busy and we must make time for that. Show more Show less