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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a Bull ridin' diabetic, Optimistic Mormon.

About Me

As mentioned I ride bulls, no thrill can compaire. I also enjoy classic cars, classic rock, outdoors, theology, books, movies, Charlie Brown and time spent with loved ones. From drag racing, concerts and skydiving to the thrill of rodeo. I have done it all. BUT thats not WHO I am. I am changed. I have expierenced the Atonement. As well as the hard times of change. (and its wonderful) I was very troubled as a youth, full of shelfishness and hate. Although I was born in the church, it was on one end of the field and i was on another. I only went, grudgingly, because my parents did. And i was not happpy for some reason. (weird huh?) I always thought i could find happiness in the next thrill, no matter what the cost. Obviously that didnt work and it led me to a point of rock bottom.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Because at that time of rock bottom I offered up the most sincere prayer I ever have, and expected an answer. I am mormon because I got a undeniable answer to that prayer, and many after. I am mormon because of the comfort it brought me and CAN bring YOU! If you let it... I am mormon because I stood back, looked at the big picture, not just of my life but of religious history as well. I saw that a Restoration of the gospel was needed! And through scripture study, prayer and attending church, I know that the truths of the gospel that bring comfort to the heart and soul have been restored and that it took a prophet, Joeseph smith, to do it! I am Mormon because I know we have a prophet today. After all why wouldnt God give his children today a prophet? Did he love his children in biblical times more??? .... nope. God loves us all and wants to give us all the same blessings. And he has done so today.

How I live my faith

How do i live my faith? I smile. I wave. I try to do the little things of helping people that are "uncool" to society today. I thank God everyday, pray even when i dont feel like it. study the scriptures when i would rather sleep. ( i love naps by the way) and i knock doors as a missionary to share this message of joy, even when my biggest fear is approching people (right next to heights haha) I do my best to live the gospel and be a christian all week. not just on sunday. I try to live my faith by doing what my heart tells me is right even if my brain says "this way would be easier". And i try to not give up because i know that through Christ all things are possible. Even changing

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Ben
Many factors could be included. First and fore most because it is guided by God to bless all of his children on earth. nothing else is like it. The truthfullness of it, as well of the comfort it can bring you as you learn and grow in the gospel. Next i would say because of the answers to the questions of life that have been revealed. and because of that we can answer lifes questions left unanswered else where Show more Show less