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Hi I'm Ben

I live in Colorado. I am a software developer. I am a father of 3. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of 3 kids. I enjoy cooking, but never have enough time to spend in the kitchen. I love root beer and am a self professed sandwich connoisseur. I grew up in Southern California and moved when I was in 6th grade to Michigan where I saw snow and flannel for the first time! I now live in Colorado and love nothing more in the world than to hear my kids laugh and have uninterrupted conversations with my wife. By profession I am a software developer and have worked in many different roles and industries. I really enjoy what I do and the people with whom I work.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of my personal testimony and witness of the Savior Jesus Christ. My personal witness came to me through studying the Bible and Book of Mormon and asking God if they are true. As an answer to my prayers, I will never forget the warm feelings that came to me letting me know that this was His gospel. As I have learned more about Jesus and His teachings, my faith and testimony have grown. Being a Mormon helps me understand that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father and that we have a purpose for being here on Earth. It gives me hope to know that if we are obedient to His commandments we can return to live with him after this life. Even though we make mistakes, I know that through Jesus's Atonement for our sins, I can repent and be forgiven.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to give service in many ways as a member of my faith. This past year I taught a seminary class of high school age youth about the pioneers and the early history of our church. Later in the summer we then participated in a pioneer reenactment trek and were able to visit some of the historic sites and walk the actual trails of the handcart pioneers that crossed Wyoming. Those pioneers suffered greatly in the cold and exhausting conditions they faced, but had such great faith and hope. I will always remember the humbling experience of walking in their footsteps for a short time. I also had the privilege of taking a leave from college and serve as a missionary in the Dominican Republic. I loved everything about the country and the Dominican people. As a missionary I was able to work with schools, orphanages, communities and teach others about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Serving in my church makes me feel closer to my Savior. I am grateful for the many opportunities I have each day to try to follow His example.