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Hi I'm Ben Stoneking

I'm a musician from California. I love singing and dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have played and made music all my life. I've been playing the piano for 12 years now. I write and record music. My passions are in singing, dancing, piano, synthesizers and longboarding. I write and record music. I love all kinds of music. I love to combine genres of music to make very unique and beautiful sounds. I've always been very inspired by the creative sounds that I have heard from various artists. Those inspiring feelings have given me great desire to change, learn, grow and serve others. It's my dream to make music for the rest of my life and share it with the world. I want to help others to experience those inspiring thoughts and seek to live out their own dreams. I'm currently a full-time missionary in the Russia Novosibirsk Mission, however I am serving in the country of Kazakhstan.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to lead a terrible and lonely life and I did very little to try to change it besides complain and feel sorry for myself. But there was a moment in my life that made me change though. Hatred of the self and guilt was always on my mind while I lead my life of sin and rebellion, and for one moment, I felt this strong prompting within myself that I should kneel and pray. I hadn't prayed in years and I definitly didn't want to pray at this particular moment of anger and frustration. The prompting was strong enough though to bring me to my knees and ask God if he was real and if he lived. The feelings that I felt following this small prayer were unforgetable. It was a feeling of pure of love and compassion that swept over me. The only feeling I can relate it to is when I got seperated from my parents and hopelessly lost as a little kid, and then being found my father who would comfort and hold me. That moment inspired me to pray always and seek guidance from my Heavenly Father. Earnest prayer was what made me into a converted member of this church. Prayer revealed to me that I am a son of God who loves me. I participate in this church because I believe that it is God's sacred and true church. It is where all those who are sincerely seaking truth can find pure truth. Its the place where we can all gather and serve and love one another and all work to a common goal of being able to be with our loved ones forever through the Plan of Salvation.

How I live my faith

In my life, I am constantly seeking excellence and progression of the self in every aspect. Throughout my entire life, I've been very aware of all my shortcomings and weaknesses, but my faith in the Jesus Christ and His gospel helps me to overcome these obstacles day by day. I want with all my heart to be a person of great influence in this world who can be a source of great good. Many people don't realize just how much they are worth, not only to the people in their life, but in the eyes of God. My desire is to help people to come closer to our Heavenly Father and find abiding peace in their lives. Day by day, whether my life is going well or very difficult, I try my very best to strengthen my relationship with God. I try my best to prayerfully find my weaknesses and try to overcome them. I've got more flaws and weaknesses than I can count, but I have seen for a very long time now, that God pays personal attention in our lives and he helps us to change and become better people.