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Hi I'm Benson Rice

I'm from Utah. I'm a missionary in Texas Houston East Mission. And yeah I really am a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE to be with friends! I love to find great music! Kind of like a DJ. I also love to watch documentaries and grow in my knowledge. I'm interested in getting a profession in Psychology so I can help other people become happier, and so they can be more at ease in life. My favorite holiday is the 4th of July! It's a warm time that everyone spends together and nobody is stressed. I also love fireworks, explosions thrill me. I am the oldest of 6 kids and I love to spend time with my family! Time with family is so important to me. My little 4 year old brother tells everyone he knows that I'm a missionary in "Textus"! He says he is going to be a missionary too.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to be part of the church. I have witnessed that this church is under the direction of God's hand and that I can progress now in this life by participating in ordinances and principles he has given this church. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know me by name and love me tremendously. I know that Jesus paid the price for my sins and that I can return to our Heavenly Father through the atonement. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, that through God's direction, Joseph Smith helped return the full everlasting and complete gospel to the earth. I know all of this is true because the Holy Ghost has testified this to me and it is undeniable and an unforgettable feeling to know all this is true. This church has brought me too much happiness to doubt that it's true!

How I live my faith

I currently am a missionary, but I know that if I follow the commandments I promised to keep at baptism, Heavenly Father will keep his promises and fill my life with joy and happiness that I can't even imagine. If I keep His commandments in this life then I will get to return to His kingdom and enjoy the rest of eternity in ultimate happiness. I also love sharing my testimony with others. It's not to gain the spotlight of attention, I just love the feeling of the Holy Ghost when I tell people what I know is true. It makes the day as a missionary worth it when you have shared your testimony with everyone you meet.