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Hi I'm Benjamin Ostler

I Sing Bass. I Play Tennis. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I sing Bass and have played the piano since I was 9 years old. Additionally, I love to play tennis, especially doubles. I played on the High School team for 3 years. I love to swim as well and was on the high school swim team for one year. I am from Arizona, where there is almost never snow during the winter, and the summers get so hot that you can fry eggs on the cement outside your house! I love te Oranges that come ripe in the winter here. We get monsoons instead of normal rain for the most part and occasionally get "Hubbubs" (huge dust clouds that engulf the city). The Scenery is not very green here, so I have learned to appreciate many other types of beauty. I enjoy going hiking and especially enjoyed hiking Havasupai Falls and Mount Humphreys (the tallest mountain in Arizona). My hobbies also include fishing, making homemade videos, cooking delicious food, training Peach-Faced Love Birds, composing, and recording songs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy and God has told me I should be one by his Holy Spirit. In the early years of my life, I was taught what Jesus Christ taught and the things that he has revealed through living prophets today. I was taught early and often that I needed to gain my own answer from God whether those things are true. Once I was old enough I studied each part and prayed with all my heart, wanting to know what I should do with my life and if this should be a part of it. I asked God whether he was there, whether Christ really did suffer for me, and whether God did restore his true church by calling Joseph Smith as his Prophet. I received a warm feeling of love and confirmation from God each time I asked him. I gain a stronger knowledge that God loves us as I apply his teachings in my life. I received an unmistakable answer from God that this is the only Church on the Earth that has authority from him to teach and baptize. He also confirmed to me that the Prophet Thomas S Monson and the 12 Apostles are his true servants and mouthpieces. God is not silent. The Heavens are opened again. This has led me to comfort, peace of conscience, hope, and joy beyond anything else can offer. If you are wondering whether what I have said is true, test it yourself and you will come to know that I tell the truth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in all of the aspects of my life. I am not perfect but I strive every day to increase my faith in Jesus Christ, live it, and share it with others. It does not make sense to live my faith less than 100% of the time. I go to church meetings on Sundays. My father and I visit members of the congregation, see how they are doing and help them in every way we can. During the rest of the week I am continually striving to become more like Jesus Christ. Every day I read at least one chapter in the scriptures with a question in my mind to find an answer. I am continually developing a close relationship with my Heavenly Father (God). I also talk with my Heavenly Father through heartfelt and sincere prayers before each meal and as often as I can throughout the day. I pray to see ways that I can help or cheer up others around me. I do this because I know that my Savior Jesus Christ would do the same. These are just a few of the things that I have been focusing on lately, and every once in a while I evaluate where I am and set new goals to work towards becoming like Jesus Christ. I have also volunteered to spend two years of my life inviting others to come closer to God through his son Jesus Christ. God has called me to serve in the Georgia Macon Mission.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Benjamin Ostler
We increase our faith in Jesus Christ as we learn more about him and strive every day to become more like him. We must study the scriptures and ponder how we can apply them in our lives. We must pray for faith and for guidance in our lives. We must come unto Christ by recieving the restored Gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, repentance, Baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. As we do these things our faith will grow: like a seed grows into a tree if you nourish it or take care of it. This principle has proven true in my life as I have followed Jesus Christ's example. The Scriptures say, "Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me." In other words, we can increase our faith in Jesus Christ is by experimenting upon his word and his teachings.Then as we feel and see the guidance of God in our lives and feel the fruits of those actions. which is "Love, Joy, Peace"(Galatians), our faith will become stronger. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Benjamin Ostler
Our Bodies are a gift from our Heavenly Father so that we may take care of them and use them to experience, learn, and grow. Our bodies are called a Temple because God is trying to help us realize just how special, clean, and sacred our bodies really are supposed to be. If we keep his commandments, eat healthy foods, exercise, and don't partake of harmful substances, our Spirit, which is inside us, will be healthier as well. That is one major reason we do that. We also do that so we can be led by the Holy Ghost and be worthy of it. Show more Show less