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Hi I'm Benson

I've grown up in the US in the states of North Carolina, Arkansas, and Wyoming. I like sports. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have grown up being the youngest of eight siblings. I enjoy reading, especially historical fiction books. I also really enjoy sports. I grew up running distance in track and cross country. I also threw shot put in track. I really enjoy basketball with family, friends, anybody else, or just myself. I went to year of college at Arkansas Tech for one year and then went on a church mission to Portugal for two years and it all as amazing. Now I am going to school at Brigham Young University and am trying to figure out what I want with my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up in the church and as I continue to learn about the gospel it just all fits together so well. It all makes since and sounds good, and then when I repeatedly feel inside of me that it is right I know that this is Christ's church on the earth today. The church teaches me how to be a true disciple of Jesus. I know that God lives and is my Father. His son Jesus Christ came to this earth and showed us how to live and then atoned for our sins so that we can repent and return to live with them again. I know that Joseph Smith was a propet and was the means by which Christ's church was established on the earth in these latter days. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the earth today, and that he leads and guides the church through revelation from God. I know that he is the Lord's spokesman on the earth today. I know that Christ lives and loves me and everyone else that lives on the earth. Because I know these things I have hope and try to progress to be the best I can.

How I live my faith

I try to do what God wants me to do. I try to have good relationships with my family, work to support myself, and go to school so that I will be able to support myself and my family later on in life. I enjoy reading a little in the scriptures each day and talking to Heavenly Father through prayer. I really try to have positive impact on the world and have found that I can do that most effectively when I am following the teachings of Christ that have been fully restored in these days.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I certainly do. I've read the words of the prophets in the Bible and listened to prophets today and they coincide with each other. I have also felt the same comfort and peace when I learn and do what prophets then and now have said. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

We have hymns and prayers and speakers that are typically just members of the congregation that have been invited to speak in advance. We also have the opportunity to partake of the sacrament if you desire. The sacrament is bread and water that is blessed and passed by priesthood holders. Other meeting consist of learning in a classroom settings for the different age groups and then men and women. Show more Show less