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Hi I'm Jeff Benson

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a part-time dad with 3 kids life can be a challenge. I keep busy working as a trim carpenter, and I enjoy making things in my shop. My hobbies are varied and many include anything with an engine- as long as I can ride it, race it, build it or restore it. I also love the outdoors and my 2 dogs. My wife and I are both Texas-transplants, from Arizona. We met during high school in our seminary class, shortly after I joined the LDS church. She has always had the biggest crush on me. We finally got together and I guess you could say I am her "dream catch!" I still don't get it... But I am as happy as she is about the way things turned out. We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary this week, and are looking forward to being Sealed in the Dallas Temple soon. We both enjoy riding dirt bikes and quads at the sand dunes. I love helping people out and am usually the one people call on if they need a hand. I try to enjoy life as much as I can. I would go to the beach every day if I could.

Why I am a Mormon

When my mom and I moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona when I was a teenager, everyone warned us to "stay away from those Mormons" I had never even heard of a Mormon! But when we got settled into our neighborhood, we found many of our neighbors were indeed Mormon. They were nice friendly people, and many became our dear friends. My mom and I joined the church after taking the missionary lessons and having good feelings about becoming Mormon too!

How I live my faith

It is fun to go to church meetings each week with my wife and kids and see our friends and together learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is good to get the spiritual boost I need each week, it powers me up to keep going sometimes and gives me that something extra so I have more to give others. I am happy when I am doing good and helping others. My faith is strengthened when I pray and live the best I can.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Jeff Benson
Through daily prayer I can come to know my Heavenly Father. As I seek answers by prayer, fasting and scripture study, I can learn more of Him and His love for me. As I live the Gospel and serve others, I receive more blessings and my Faith and knowledge of Him are increased. Obedience to God's commandments strengthens my belief in Him also. When I express gratitude for the beauty in the world He has given us, I feel more of God's love for me. Show more Show less