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Hi I'm Ben Osborn

I'm a physics major. I spent two years in Chile sharing what I love, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a university student that's just gotten back from two years in the south of Chile. I'm the kind of guy that loves to spend the afternoon relaxed in front of a computer or chess board, but I'm also really involved in scouting. I love rock climbing, hiking, and swimming, as well as having nerf wars with my siblings, family video game nights, and watching Star Trek as a family. I'm a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon

Well, i remember when I was 14; I was already a member of the church, since I was born into such a family, but I remember becoming very skeptical of everything that I had been taught. I was recently learning about all science, I always hung out with non/member friends, and the existence of God was becoming something that I was really doubting. My parents had always told me that I could always pray to God, and I did so, but it never really had any feeling for me until I began to have these questions. Well, One day, I was struggling with a particular moral problem, and I was looking for direction. it just so happened that I had finished the Book of Mormon for the first time of my life that week, and I read the promise that Moroni writes: if you read these words, ask God to know that they're true. That's exactly what I did. THe instant I did that, I was flooded with a warm feeling that made me shake all over. It was the first time that I recognized the Spirit. I didn't live a perfect life after that, quite the contrary, but that one experience, and the ones that followed have really been a compass for my life. Now, I have just returned from a two-year proselyting mission in the south of Chile, and it's been a wonderful experience. I can-t say that it was easy, but it was definitely a transformative experience. I can testify of the power that comes into our lives when we study the Book of Mormon daily. That book gave me strength to go on in difficult moments, it helped me to come to know God- how he really is- and it helped me to become more like my savior. It may seem weird to think that a book can do that, and it's true- it's not the book that does it. It's the power of the spirit that testifies of its truth that did it for me, and for every person that I taught there. It's so very real.

How I live my faith

I just returned from the full/time missionary community, and now that I'm back, I help in translating church meetings for our spanish-speaking members so that they can feel the same edifying power through the words of the speakers as we can all feel.