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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a husband, a father of 4, and an Architectural Technologist. I enjoy working hard and serving others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a small family and I have grown up in different towns and cities in Western Canada. I have been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. From 2002-2004 I served a mission in Ohio. I have been raised on principles of hard work and honesty. I have worked in a few different fields so far: automotive mechanics, welding, cabinet making, residential concrete work, aircraft maintenance, and now architecture. I have been married for 7 wonderful years and have 4 children. 2 girls and 2 boys. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing, and going for walks with them. I love learning! Whether it's from a book or from tackling a project around the house, I always enjoy learning something new. I enjoy working hard. Whether it's at work or around the house, I feel great satisfaction out of putting forth effort and seeing results. My greatest joys in life come from spending time with my wife and children, and from serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church but that is not why I have stayed with it. I am a Mormon because I have seen the positive impact it has had on my life. I have seen how everything goes better when I focus on Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me understand who I really am and that I have purpose in this life. It gives me great comfort to know that God loves me and is concerned for me individually. He wants me to be happy in this life and to succeed not just spiritually but in every area of my life. That is why he has called a prophet in this day just as he has in the past. I am so grateful for the words and council that come from God's prophets, modern and past. As I have followed the council of God's prophets in my life I have been able to overcome hard times in my life. I know that when I am working hard to follow that council, things just go better! I am happier, the world around me feels brighter, and everything I see or do just brings a smile to my face. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I know that he suffered for my sins and mistakes so that I can become clean again and be able to live with God again.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church. It is so wonderful to be able to share the gospel with others and to serve them. I enjoy doing service projects with others to meet needs for an individual or the community. I strive to teach by example. I try to live what I believe and share with others. The gospel has made such a wonderful impact on my life. I want others to see that so they can see the impact it could have on their own lives.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

We believe in serving and helping our fellow man regardless of race or religion. When disaster strikes, members of the church have a strong desire to help. Much help is given through the church's humanitarian programs. Where the church is established locally and a disaster has occurred, members help each other as well as the community in whatever way is possible. Show more Show less