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Hi I'm Benson Brooks

A brother, a missionary, and a Latter-Day Saint!

About Me

I'm from Mesa, Az and am currently serving as a full time missionary for the Lord Jesus Christ in the California, Carlsbad Mission! I'm all about music (mostly chill music) sports (especially snowboarding), and people. Kickin it back and relaxin is what I am about! I love the outdoors, camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. I live for serving people. I have given two years of my life for service, I enjoy that the most!

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I choose to be a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is not because I was raised a member. It's that I love experiencing the peace and the pure happiness which comes from following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I love the joy that the Book of Mormon brings to my life, through the restored gospel I have found that God does still speak to his children (us). I have come to find that being a member of the church is not just being apart of another religion, but a way of life in which I repect. To have the knowlege that through God this church has all the answers that I was looking for has blessed me in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing all I can to share what I have come to know with my brother's and sister's each and everyday in California! Seeing the change which occures in someone after they have accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ is priceless. To see someone take a complete 180 degree turn from a life they were living to a more purposeful loving life is undescribeable. That is why I have chose to serve a mission, so that everyone I meet has that same oppurtunity to witness that change.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Benson Brooks
By reading the scriptures I have found that an extra measure of the spirit has entered into my life. I have come closer to my Father in Heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ by simply reading the scriptues and listening to the words of modern day prophets. The joy that comes from reading the scriptues is exponential. As the prophet Nephi says to "Liken the Scriptures unto ourselves"(1st Nephi 19:23) I have found that the scriptures have helped me with my goal on becoming more like my Savior. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Benson Brooks
I absolutlely love this question!! Each & every day all of us have our faith tried..We as children of our Almighty God have trials that encompass us, and at times it does seem so easy to just let go. Faith in Jesus Christ is the first principle of the Gospel. When we obtain Faith in Jesus Christ we desire to become like him. As we study the Scriptures, attend Church, and Pray we strengthen our Faith in Christ. The Prophet Nephi in The Book of Mormon says, "Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men, Wherefore if ye shall press forward feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." THIS IS FAITH. We can feel our faith grow as we follow the teaching of Christ, and keep his holy Commandments. As we use our Faith in Christ by Repentance, become a baptized member of his church, Recieve the Sacred and Precious Gift of the Holy Ghost, & Endure to the End, we sincerely feel his love for us. I know if all of us will exercise our faith in Christ, no matter how big or small our faith may be, Our Savior will help us accomplish all that we need. He lives today and does love us, it is through him and only him that we can become cleansed from all sin. Show more Show less