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Hi I'm Benjamin

"I was raised in White Hall, Virginia. I'm a self-employed landscaper, and I'm a Mormon."

About Me

I am twenty two years old. I am a first year community college student(majoring in Horticulture). I have two younger brothers and we all live with our father. Our Mom passed away in 2002. I enjoy working outside and I am considered something of a handyman. I enjoy riding bicycles, motorcyles, and ATV's, swimming, fishing, camping, taking long trips, and helping others.

Why I am a Mormon

My family was converted when I was 11 and only a year later my mother passed away. In that year I witnessed her become happier than she had ever been. When she died I became less active in the church and got into lots of trouble. I continued getting into trouble and even spent six months in a local jail for my crimes. After my release I began attending church again, and immediately life started getting better for me. I've recieved the priesthood, I've gotten my patriarchal blessing, and I have found that the more that I do to serve Heavenly Father the happier I become. I know now why my mother was so happy, and I know that I will be able to see her again when I leave this world. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's true church restored on the earth. I know that my Father in Heaven loves me and that he sent his only begotten son to die for my sins. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I truly enjoy serving Heavenly Father in any way I can. I frequently attend the Temple and participate in baptismal ordinances and confirmations. I teach a Sunday School class for the youth(ages 14-15), I complete my hometeaching assignments each month, and I attend an Institute class each week(institute is a class where we study our scriptures and the general conference talks). I also find every opportunity I can to invite a friend or investigator to come with me to church or institute. The church and my faith have brought me so much happiness, and I want for everyone to be able to experience that.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Our church does not discriminate against those in need. If there is someone than needs help or assistance and we know about it and can help without interfering with governments, laws or guidelines we will do so. I myself derive much joy and personal satisfaction from helping others and have participated in several service projects and also done a lot of volunteer work outside of the church in my free time. Show more Show less