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Hi I'm Ben Mack

I live in San Diego, California. I am a solar energy sales consultant and happily married father of two boys. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I loved studying criminal justice but found a job in another field I enjoy: renewable energy. I help people get solar power for a fraction of the cost they would pay if they bought solar panels themselves. I am a happily married father of two boys: Blaine (3) and Collin (11 mos.). I've been married going on seven years—and it's been way harder than I thought, but only because of my own selfishness. I've learned the sooner you put your wife and family first, the happier you'll be! I love playing/wrestling with my two sons and watching TV shows and running with my wife. I grew up in a great family with a brother and three sisters. I had great parents and great siblings that really gave me my start in life. They prepared me for the successes and failures I've had in life so far. I still have great relationships with all of my siblings and my parents. I also grew up with great friends. I hung out with a group of solid guys with great values like helping others, being honest, and striving for success despite challenges and obstacles. We also managed to have fun riding motorcycles, shooting guns, skateboarding, and of course, trying to be world champions in ping pong! I enjoy shooting guns, running, cycling, meeting new people, hanging out with friends, camping, riding dirt bikes, serving in my church positions and helping others.

Why I am a Mormon

Many, many reasons. For now I'll just say that after attending church my whole life, at 18 years old I decided to read The Book of Mormon from start to finish—because I took for granted the Bible was true—and find out if The Book of Mormon was true and if it would do anything for ME. When I read it I became a better person. I wasn't a bad person before, but I went from good to better. I was kinder, more patient, more understanding, more positive, more caring, and most of all, happier. After I discovered these things, I couldn't attend any other church because although they may have taught good things, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church that teaches from both the Bible AND The Book of Mormon. I believe you can find good in almost all churches, but I was looking for the church that had all of the truths that Jesus Christ taught before His church fell apart as the apostles were being killed off. I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has all of the original truths taught by the Savior during His ministry on Earth. After coming know these things by the confirming witness of the Holy Spirit (See John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13) I decided I wanted and needed to share this joy with others. At 19, I served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were two of the best years of my life. I was able to share the truths that bring LASTING peace and happiness into our lives!

How I live my faith

Currently, I am the Assistant Secretary in my Elders Quorum (the men in my congregation between the ages of 19 and about 40). My responsibility is to support the Elders Quorum Presidency in their needs and look for opportunities to help individual elders, their families and others in my community. Prior to my current calling, I spent two years as a Sunday School Teacher for the children in my congregation—and I loved it! During that time, I taught with four other great men in my congregation and was thankful for the opportunity to share their friendship and conviction of the truth of the gospel. Another way I live my faith is by sharing my testimony of Jesus Christ with others. Since becoming converted to the gospel in my own way, I have shared my witness with non-believers, new-believers and those struggling with their testimony of the Savior. The last way I'll share that I live my faith is through continual repentance. The Lord taught, "Be ye therefore perfect..." I have a long way to go, so I continually seek forgiveness and to improve my life so I'm kinder, more patient, more understanding, and more helpful. I have made many mistakes and errors, but I believe I can be forgiven for them and improve my life through sincere repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.