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Hi I'm Benjamin Nickel

Husband to an amazing and thoughtful wife and father to an adorable little 1 year old daughter.

About Me

I'm 27, a blessed husband with an incredible wife that's loving, thoughtful, and fun. I'm also a father to a wonderful little 1 year old daughter. I'm incredibly blessed to have them because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I even met my wife in the last transfer of my mission in San Diego! I'm now a business owner of a marketing agency and I love the opportunity it provides me to work with amazing people all over the world. It also allows me to spend more time with my little family throughout the week. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I get to teach our 14-15 year old teenagers in our ward. They're awesome and are growing up to be amazing young men and women. I also get to go visit with other members and make lots of lasting friendships through home teaching and just getting to know each other through classes and activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I´m a Mormon because I know Jesus Christ is my Savior and has restored His church to the Earth because of His love for us. In my second year of college I was invited to go come to the LDS church and I went with a new friend of mine. From the first time I went, I felt the Spirit really strongly in my heart. At first I fought it, because I was a Baptist and I´d be told the LDS church was wrong and a cult. However, against the teachings I'd been taught growing up, I kept going to the LDS church to learn more and started reading the Book of Mormon. I and the people I was around started noticing a good change in me, and after a couple months of constantly asking questions and reading and studying, I decided that I had to know for myself. I prayed to God one night and asked Him if what I was reading was true, if this church was His church and if this was where I needed to be. I felt a strong feeling of peace, and warmth throughout my heart and shot through my spine. I knew it was true. I also received a testimony and a command in my prayer to serve a 2 year full-time mission. I didn't really know what this entailed and learned much on my mission from personal study and experience. I hope to be able to help others come to know what I've come to know and that they need to read the Bible and the Book of Mormon together, then ponder and pray about it to know for themselves of the truth it contains.

How I live my faith

The best way I believe I can serve my Heavenly Father and live my faith is by caring for my family, friends, and the people I meet through work and every day life. Even though I'm not perfect, I try to be honest, true to my word, and of integrity in all that I do. I believe in having goals, plans to reach those goals, and putting my best effort into everything I do. I believe by studying the scriptures, loving those around me, and doing good to those that come into my life, I can learn to follow my Savior Jesus Christ and His teachings.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Benjamin Nickel
According to Doctrine & Covenants 4:3-5 (listed below), if ye have the desire to serve God ye are called to the work. I believe anyone with a testimony that is willing to act on it is called to serve in the church. There are many ways to serve and one of the greatest is to serve a full-time mission. What greater way is there to serve for a young man or woman than to dedicate 18 months to 2 years of their lives completely to sharing the message of Jesus Christ and providing service to the children of our Heavenly Father? I can think of none. As Joshua said in chapter 24 in the 15th verse, "...As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." And so it is with my family. We will do our best to serve in the fullest capacity available to us throughout our lives. Doctrine & Covenants 4 3 Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work; 4 For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul; 5 And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work. Show more Show less