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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a dental student, wakeboarder and recent golf fanatic and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When it comes to a bright warm day, you'll either find me on the lake getting in a little boarding, at the driving range trying to correct my slice so I can actually play a whole round of 18 holes before I run out of balls, or sandwiched in a corner of the library preparing for my next dental exam.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I could not see the reason for the Gospel. From my limited perspective then, all it did was get in the way of the things that I wanted to do, like sleep in longer, hang out with friends and play more video games, real significant things, right? Oh if I only knew what I know now, that the Gospel is what makes each day brighter, each trial more bearable, each smile more meaningful, and each person more special. As we give ourselves to God, our time, our wants and our will, He will make more of anything our hands touch, of anything we put our minds to or anything that crosses our path. I know God is a God of miracles, and that He can change our hearts and our lives. The constant peace that emanates from the Gospel has found place in my heart as I have learned more of God and tried to live His teachings. I have never felt more significance or been more happy, than when I have understood His plan and lived it.

How I live my faith

I have participated in a youth camp called EFY (Especially For Youth) for the past several summers. Here, thousands of youth from all over the world come to enjoy playing games, eating way too much, and testifying of the Savior. As a counselor of a small group of these youth I have the privilege of teaching them about Christ and helping them see how vital He is in their lives. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life as I have seen youth turn to God when they thought He was absent in their lives.