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Hi I'm Ben

I am a part time farmer. I married to my best friend and am raising 4 wonderful kids. I'm a veteran and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I live on a small farm raising cows, sheep, chickens, and 4 kids. I was raised as a city boy and now I enjoy my quiet country life. I enjoy being and working outside even doing the difficult things such as making fences and gathering hay. When not outside, I enjoy reading and watching movies with my family. I enjoy family outings to the zoo, camping at the lake or the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a LDS (Mormon) family but as a teenager I decided I knew better and didn't want to go to church or believe what I was taught. To strike out on my own, I joined the military at age 19. The only free time we had was Sunday morning and when the offered services were announced I heard mention of an LDS service. Out of a desire to have some familiarity, I attended the LDS service. I quietly sat in the back and enjoyed the quiet environment. When I was permitted to go home for Christmas, I met a young LDS woman. I knew she would not continue our relationship if I was not a better person. I resolved to become a better person and stop my bad habits, an uncommon practice in the military. As my leave was drawing to a end, I could not see my life without this wonderful woman with me. I realized she was "the one" and as much as I had improved, she could not accept my proposal if it did not include the promise of marriage in the temple. The next Sunday I attended the LDS service and actually paid attention to what was said. During the next few months, I started reading the Book of Mormon and studying what was taught every Sunday. The majority of the lessons I had heard before but it seemed as if I was hearing it all for the first time. As I neared the end of the Book of Mormon, I read the challenge to ask the Lord if it was true. I accepted that challenge one night after lights out. That night, I received a confirmation in an answer that was specifically tailored to me. It left no doubt in my mind that everything I had learned as in my youth was absolutely true. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ was on the earth and this was His church.

How I live my faith

I try daily to live in way that shows I am disciple of Christ by caring for my family and my fellow man. I also try my to live up to the Lord's expectations of me as His servant on the earth and to His children. Currently, I am responsible to maintain the accuracy of the records my congregation.