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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a distance runner.... I'm a husband... And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the youngest of the ten children in my family. That number may seem a bit large to some people, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! My brothers' and sisters' examples meant a great deal to me growing up. My love of running came after I decided to join the cross country team as several of my siblings had done before. My family means a lot to me. I am confident that without them I would not be who I am today. I could not describe myself adequately without saying something about the great outdoors. I love camping, hiking, backpacking, biking, running, rafting and doing just about anything outside! I am always astounded by the beauty of this amazing earth we live on.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a loving mother and father who joined the Church when they were younger. I went to church with the rest of my family very week for as long as I can remember. However, the reason I am still a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today is because I have gained a testimony for myself that it is true. I know this because the Holy Ghost bears witness of it. That is something that is sweet and unmistakeable. I have studied the scriptures and found them to be true. I have had concerns or doubts throughout my life, but each time I have prayed and searched for an answer, I have found it. I know without a shadow of a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's kingdom on the earth and is led by a living prophet.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do my best everyday. I believe that the greatest way we can show our love for the Savior is by following His example. This Church provides me with many opportunities to serve others and to become my very best.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything I see in the world around me tells me God is real; and more importantly, He loves me. I cannot even begin to count the times my prayers were answered (or not answered) perfectly. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who cares not only that I live, but that I enjoy life. I believe that no one can be in nature without recognizing the beauty of God's creations. Also, I know that anyone who is questioning whether God is real needs only to ask Him. I promise you our Heavenly Father will let you know that he is real and that he loves you as his child. Show more Show less