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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a missionary, a Football player, an Eagle Scout, 6'3", and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from high school as a valedictorian. I was a varsity football player for 2 years, and I was a varsity track athlete for 3 years. I lifted a lot of weights, and was able to bench press 335 pounds and squat 500. I have 3 younger brothers, and my house is a lot of fun. I play a lot of video games, especially Defense of the Ancients 2 and Hearthstone. I leave on September 8th to serve a mission for my church in Campinas, Brazil.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. All my life I have been a Mormon, and I can't imagine being anything else. I know this church is true. I was baptized when I was 8. I have had the truth manifested to me by the Holy Ghost, and when I sing Hymns and listen in church I gain a peace I have been able to experience in no other way. There is a lot of evil in the world, and if I keep the standards set forth by this church I can avoid a lot of hardship down the road. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it and I know it is true. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and that he died for me so that I may be ressurected at the last day. I know that we truly have the power of God on Earth. I love this church and I am proud to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I hold myself to all of the standards of the LDS church. I never cuss, I have never had coffee, tea, or drugs, I will never get a tattoo or piercing, and I keep myself clean from sexual sin. I read the scriptures on a daily basis and I pray every day, many times. I ensure that all of my friends know my standards and will help me to keep them. In several days I will serve as a missionary for my church in Campinas, Brazil. I will live there for 2 years and find those who seek us. I strive to be as close to perfect as I can be, and although I sometimes fail and make mistakes, I never give up. I am a Mormon.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, the Bible is an integral part of our gospel and our church. We believe that it is, among other scriptures, the foundation of the Lord's church. Although there are sometimes errors in translation, we believe that the Bible is the word of God, and I strive to live by it's teachings, particularly the New Testament. Show more Show less