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Hi I'm Benjamin

I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of later Day Saints. l am serving in the Missouri independence mission.

About Me

I am 18 years old. I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I also have a twin brother serving a mission. In my free time I enjoy welding and working with all types of wood. I have built clocks, wooden jewlery boxes and toys. I love to garden in my back yard. I am the second oldest in my family. My twin brother is the first. We are both serving the Lord for 2 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this church is the true church upon the earth to day. I have come to this knowledge by reading the Book of Mormon and Praying to know if it is true. The answerer came to me as I was in seminary class. Seminary is where kids in High school go to a class to study the scriptures. I have seen when I read from the scriptures that I have more of a desire to be kind to everyone around me. I know that Joseph Smith did restore the church and did translate the Book of Mormon, with the help of the Lord. I have seen that following the commandments had blessed my life. One of the commandments is the Word of Wisdom. That is where we don't drink alcohol and we don't smoke and we don't drink coffee and tea. While in high school I saw that I was able to focus and do things like running that students that didn't follow this had a harder time doing. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet of the church. I know that the prophet has called young men to go serve a missions and I am following his commandments by serving the Lord for two years. I am having a great time on my mission. I have grown lots. I now cook for my self and do lots that I relied on my parents to do when I was back at home. I know this church to be true and want every one to learn more about Christ and the book of Mormon. That is why I am serving a mission.

How I live my faith

As a member of this church I do things most people don't do. Before my mission I attend seminary every school day each year of high school. I went to mission prep every Sunday at 7 in the morning before church. This help me learn more about being a missionary and what I would teach. On a daily basis I would do a lot of service helping people move, fix things like cars and help keep the park, schools, and church building clean . I read from the Book of Mormon every morning, this has helped me have a better day and to be able to act more Christian like. I decided that I wanted to follow the direction and counsel of church leaders to serving a mission. I put my schooling and Job on hold to go serve a mission. I didn't have any say where I would go. I could of gone anywhere from a state in the USA to any foreign country, but the Prophet and other Church leaders called me to serve in Missouri. While on my mission I am serving our Heavenly Father and his children in Missouri. The weather here is so much different than in Arizona. A day as a missionary I usually study from the scriptures as an individual and with my companion. We then go out to talk to people these people might be members of our faith or of other faiths. Our purpose is to help every one come closer to Christ. We do a lot of service like lawn work, moving people and fixing things. I love doing service because I can us some of my skills to help others. I have served in several places in the surrounding areas of Kansas City, Missouri. I will be doing this for two years.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Benjamin
The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints accomplishes a lots. To do all of this the Prophet has counseled and commanded us to pay Tithing. Tithing is ten percent of our income. It is not just donating this money to the church but a way for us to show our faith. Our heavenly Father blesses us when we pay tithing. Some times it is hard to pay tithing. When there is more bills than money. If we pay tithing first all thing will work out. I have seen that I my life and in the life of my parents. I know that the church uses these fund to build Temples and church buildings and to spread the gospel. Show more Show less