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Hi I'm Ben

I am from the great potato state Idaho. I love my family, friends, life, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to have fun, especially with my friends and beautiful family. It could be watching a movie or going snowboarding, good company is what makes it worth the trip.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and I suppose I always felt it was true. The church was always there, sometimes I wasn't, I always had the gospel, I didn't always live it. At one point I even questioned whether or not there even was a God. Of all the questions and the things that I had heard it really came down to one question, "if a man die, shall he live again?". I suppose at first I simply hoped that there was a life after death, so I hoped that there was a God. I asked myself, "if there is a God, what do I need to do to draw closer to Him?" "What does he expect of me?" I turned to the Book of Mormon, I especially pondered the words of the Prophet Joseph Smith, "a man would draw nearer to God by abiding by its (the Book of Mormon) precepts, than by any other book." I began exercising my faith, praying more, studying the scriptures more, and learning the Gospel. The seed of faith I had planted in my heart began to swell. As a missionary, I have felt, and seen the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ in my life and in the lives of others. Through my prayers, I have come to know and feel by the power of the Holy Ghost, that God lives. He knows us all by name. Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, he under the direction of the Lord Jesus Christ restored the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the priesthood authority of God. The Book of Mormon is true and contains the fullness of the everlasting gospel. President Thomas S. Monson is God's living prophet today. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Lord's kingdom on the earth. These things I have found and know to be true, which is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am currently a full time missionary serving in the beautiful island of Taiwan. I don't know if there is a better way to live my faith than to testify of Jesus Christ every day. Many prayers, much scripture study, doing my best everyday to become more like Christ. I have found that following the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the best way to make sure I am doing all that God would have me do to reach my potential.