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Hi I'm Landen Bench

I am a missionary in Richmond Virginia. I go to school at BYU. I love the outdoors and music, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 5 boys in my family. I was born and raised in Utah but am now a Texan. I go to school at Brigham Young University and plan to go into industrial design. I love to design and create things with my hands. Although I liked living in Texas I belong in the mountains. I enjoy skiing, camping, backpacking, biking pretty much anything outdoors. I am also a singer song writer. I love to sing and play my guitar. One of my greatest joys is good music and discovering new artist with unique sounds. I come from a big family that keep on growing. I love spending time with them, especially my little nieces and nephews.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and have grown up in a very active family. But I didn't make the choice for myself until I was about 14. At this point of my life I began to understand the principle of the commandments and things that I had always been taught. I could look back on my life and see the so many blessings that my family and I had because we lived the gospel. I decided that I would live my life around the teachings of the gospel and the church. For I could see that this was the only way could reach my long term goals and end up where I want. I had gained testimony that the church was true and was the only way to bring eternal joy and happiness into my life.

How I live my faith

I have filled my life with good habits of daily prayer and scripture study. During high school I went to early morning seminary at 6 am before school. There we studied each of the standard works in detail. It was a great sacrifice but was worth it as I was blessed with the spirit each day and blessed in other ways. I am going to be a missionary for the next two years sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of the Richmond Virginia area. It will be great to leave myself and all worldly distractions behind as I am set apart as a representative of Jesus Christ and dedicate all of my efforts to doing his work for a small period of my life. I strive to live my life so i can be an example of a disciple of Christ as I follow his direction and commandments.