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Hi I'm Ben

Native to the state of Arizona, I'm a father of 6 daughter and a microprocessor design engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Phoenix and developed my first love for electronics there. I became a licensed Ham Radio operator at age 11. I've always loved to tinker with electronics and to try to fix things. Later on, I became fascinated with computers and how computers operate. It became clear to me that engineering in the filed of electronics and computers was where my career lie. I also cultivated a love for music, playing the piano and trombone in various school bands and orchestras. Today, I still sing or play the piano as often as I can. After graduating high school, I started my pursuit of a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and served a 2-year mission in Northern England. Not long after I returned, I married the girl of my dreams and started a family. After graduating with a bachelor's degree, we returned to Arizona where I now live and work. We have 6 daughters and are also foster parents. Since graduating, I've striven to serve in the communities I've lived in. I became involved in the Boy Scouts of America and have served in several positions, including Scoutmaster. I love scouting and I love what it teaches young men: to be moral and responsible citizens. I love what I do everyday, but what I love the most is being a father and husband. My family is everything to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people might say that I'm a Mormon because I grew up that way. While that's a part of the story, it's not why I am a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because of what God has taught me personally. As a young man I struggled with a temper. One day things came to a head. Feeling somewhat hopeless and lost, I got on my knees and prayed for help in the name of Jesus Christ. God heard my prayer and Jesus began from that time to make me into someone better. It didn't happen in an instant, but slowly, steadily over time, I began to change. He's still answering that simple prayer for help and I am humbled by His love for me. While still young, I decided to read the Book of Mormon in earnest. I read the book in its entirety, then, I asked God in the name of Jesus if the book was from Him. A warm feeling rushed over me, like a gentle electricity coursing through me. I knew again that God heard my prayer. I felt and still feel sure that the Book of Mormon is true. It stands as another witness of Jesus Christ. I often think back to that experience and the many other experiences that have occurred since then that have strengthened and reaffirmed my faith. I know that God, our Father in Heaven, loves me and all people. Jesus Christ is His Son and extends mercy toward everyone regardless of who they are or what they've done. So, why am I a Mormon? It's actually really simple: Because the Son of God has shown that He loves me and asked me to follow Him. And I will.

How I live my faith

Being apart of the kingdom of God means that you serve a lot too. I am all the more blessed for what I've given. In the last several years I've been blessed to serve my neighbors and the people I attend Church with. Mainly, I've been involved in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Most LDS congregations in the United States sponsor a BSA scout units. Not long after buying our first home, I was asked to help teach new Scouts basic skills and to understand their relationship with God. They were as young as 11, but eager to learn how to apply first aid, tie knots, camp outdoors, and most of all, to have fun. They were also eager to learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Scouting provides wonderful opportunities to share what I know about God and to encourage young men to develop their own relationship with Him. Perhaps the most rewarding part of being involved with young men is seeing them achieve the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout Award and to see them grow and become responsible young men. It is my hope that they share what they have learned with others, especially about our Savior, Jesus Christ. As the founder of the scouting movement once said, "Scouting turns boys to men and men to God". I'm still serving in scouting by helping adult scout leaders. It requires a lot of time, but my family supports me. It's hard work, but with them and with God nothing is impossible. I'm ever grateful to Jesus Christ for the opportunities he has given me to serve.