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Hi I'm Ben

I grew up in Arizona. I love the outdoors and the sun. I am a dad, a dentist. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Arizona. I am currently going to college and working as a local appartment manager.I am married and have young children. I love being a father. I enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, welding, working, basketball, gardening, family, and eating good food. I learned to fish from my dad. He taught my brothers and I how to fly-fish. I learned to love the outdoors. I have hiked canyons, weathered storms, seen many bears, elk, snakes and eagles. As a teenager, these experiences helped me understand that I am not the center of the universe, that I am vulnerable and weak and that there is something more to this life. It was during these moments alone, miles from any other people or civilization, that I began to understand the glory and majesty of God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). I was taught the doctrines of Jesus Christ including faith, hope, charity, repentance, baptism, forgiveness, the Holy Ghost, honesty, etc. I am a Mormon because I believe in the teachings of the church. I believe in a loving Father in Heaven who sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to save my soul. I believe in the Holy Ghost who has witnessed to me that God lives. This same spirit has convinced me that Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to a young boy, Joseph Smith. This is a primary reason for why I am a Mormon. The reestablishment of baptism, temples, and covenents that are taught now by the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, stems from the reality of God the Father and Jesus Christ appearing to the boy Joseph Smith. I believe that this event did occur and that is why I am a mormon. I am also a Mormon because following the teachings of the church makes me happy. It gives me hope for the future. Hope for forgiveness and a brighter future. It brings me peace in such a troubled world.

How I live my faith

I attend church and take the sacrement weekly. I read the scriptures regularly and try to live what they teach. I serve as a home teacher, which is a voluntary opportunity to visit assigned families within the congregation. A hometeacher teaches gospel princles to the assigned families. He helps the members of the families prepare to make covenents with God such as baptism and marriage, and each home teacher makes certain that the family's temporal and spiritual needs are met. I live my faith by helping my neighbors. I help them move in and out of their homes, a common occurence in the university town we live in. I try hardest to live my faith by being a devoded husband and father. Marriage and parenthood is not always easy. I try to do small thing to show my family that I love them. I teach my children morals and truth, hoping and expecting that they will grow up to be good citizens. Citizens who are honest, hard-working, kind, happy, and virtuous. Living my faith helps me daily to become a better person.