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Hi I'm Benjamin Lewis

I grew up in Oklahoma, moved to Utah, and am currently studying Electrical Engineering. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university student studying electrical engineering. I love music, particularly classical music, but I also enjoy most other types of music as long as they are fairly calm. I play violin and piano, love to swim and work out at the gym, and be around my friends. I enjoy photography on the side, visiting new places, and being outdoors, whether it be hiking, playing sports, or just getting a breath of fresh air. I consider myself a nerd, with pride. :) I enjoy tinkering with small devices and trying to figure out how they work. I love my life - it may be a quiet one, but I am very happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family that has a strong heritage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which is a wonderful thing for me. From an early age I was brought up to know that Christ and our Father in Heaven know and love us personally and have a great love and care for us. Some may argue that I don't really "know" what it's like to be outside the Church, what I would do if I were not born into a member family. Fair enough. Many people believe this about us that have grown up in the Church. But I say that each generation, each individual person must grow in his or her own testimony to stay strong in the Church. The Church, and indeed the Lord, does not depend on compulsion for its growth. Rather, it depends on individual change, one person at a time. The Savior taught, in the parable of the ten virgins, that in the end, we cannot depend on the preparation of others for our spiritual well-being. So it is with me. My testimony was not built in a day, but rather over the years. A crucial part of the reason that I am a Mormon is the Book of Mormon. This book brings a peace to my soul whenever I read it, especially in times of distress. It brings me the certainty that God loves me and is aware of my situation. It teaches me and testifies of Christ and brings me closer to Him. Although I am only a man, nowhere near perfect at that, I know that Christ is my Savior. Through Him, I can obtain a remission of my sins and errors and one day I will be able to return and live with Him.

How I live my faith

I love being a Latter-Day Saint! There is so much work that needs to be done in the Church, and all of it is wonderful! I am currently serving in my local unit of the church as a Family Home Evening group leader. Family Home Evening is a program in the church that, once a week, gives us an opportunity to step back from the hectic pace of life and talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how to apply it in our lives. We take turns teaching from the scriptures and experience, because everyone has their own testimony and all can be uplifted by all. I've been doing this for several weeks now and I have been amazed at how much the group members really benefit from these weekly meetings. Nearly everyone in the world wants to know more about Christ once they know of him, and the desire to do so leads us to dedicate time towards our church meetings and responsibilities. I recently returned from a mission for the Church in Maceió, Brazil. That was an amazing experience in my life. I saw many people accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Once again, the Book of Mormon was a powerful tool in the conversion of these people. Space doesn´t allow me to go into huge detail, but among the best experiences were the opportunity to see the father of a family in which he was the only non-member have a change of heart and stop drinking so that he could be baptized. Another wonderful person that I had the opportunity to teach had no intention on changing his lifestyle until he met us. He is an outstanding young man, upright in every way, but when he read the Book of Mormon he saw that there is still more for us to know! Attending the temple is another thing that I do to keep my faith strong. I wish to impress that the temple is a wonderful place. There is no place on earth that is more holy or that I feel closer to God. Many try to make what we do there seem "weird" - they do not know what goes on there. I testify that the temple is the House of God and I love going there.