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Hi I'm Ben

I grew up in Boulder, Colorado. I work as an online marketing analyst. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I was always out on the field. I love sports and still play many sports every chance I get. I love hiking, camping and fishing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Mormon faith. But it wasn't until high school and just beyond that really answers the question of why I'm a Mormon. I had been taught the Plan of Salvation all my life, but had never really bought into it and never really lived it. I realized that the decisions I was making were not bringing me the happiness that both I and the world were telling me they would. I was miserable. I needed to try something different, because life wasn’t working. So I put all the promises and teachings that I had been given about the gospel to the test. So I prayed, and then cried. Then I prayed and cried again. I turned to the Book of Mormon and prayed more. And you know what happened? An answer came. I felt that even though I had done wrong in the eyes of God, broken His commandments that I knew since I can remember, He loved me. I felt loved, warm, and happy. I felt like He was with me and that I could do anything. That’s why I am a Mormon, because I know God loves me. That knowledge also makes me know that He loves you too.

How I live my faith

I think that LOVE is spelled TIME. For the past two years I have been teaching the young men ages 16 -18 at church. As I have spend many hours teaching classes, leading discussions, camping, hiking, cooking, and playing sports with these young men, I have grown to love them very much. It is amazing to see them in the same situations and go through the same trials that I did. Fortunately, I am not their parent, so they listen to me when I tell them about my experiences at their age. But it’s amazing to help them make good decisions and realize how much God loves them. I think that service is the best way to love another person. I love hearing stories about the person that goes the extra mile in being kind or helping or whatever to people. I want to be that person. I love it when I can go the extra mile in helping, even with the little things. Isn’t that what Christ did when he was on the earth. I try my hardest to serve those around me, at work, home, and in my community.