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Hi I'm Benjamin

I was born in England, I live on the other side of the World and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the UK, Leicester. I didn't stay put though, and I think the longest I've been in one place is around 5 years. I moved around, all around. England, Scotland and then Australia! I live and study in Perth, and for two years I've been a missionary for my church in the great city of Sydney. I love to be doing things. Whatever it is, Music, reading, just to be out and about. There's a lot to be done in life, so why waste one second of it. I love to learn new things. Whether that's information or meeting new people. Maths and Science, definitely favourites. After moving to a lot of different schools, I've learned to make friends quickly, wherever I go. I try to get on with everyone, because I do believe we are all God's Children, and so all part of a much bigger family. My Extended family is huge, and we're one of the small ones, only having 5 kids. I think that's why my family is so special to me, because wherever I've gone, or moved, they've been a constant in my life. People who I can rely on and depend on for support.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents who were members of the church. I had the opportunity to grow up knowing about it, and I am grateful to my parents for providing me with that opportunity. Just because I was raised like this, it didn't make me a Mormon. What made me a Mormon (and far more importantly kept me a Mormon) is my own personal conversion to my Saviour; Jesus Christ. I have felt God's love for me firsthand, and I want to share that with everyone. God is our loving heavenly Father, and to have that knowledge is a blessing. I am a Mormon because my life is so much better that way. Because of the peace that I feel. Because, my Heavenly Father has told me, that this is the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth, and because more happiness comes through it than anything else. I'm a Student Engineer, I'm a Musician, I'm a Missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of the most important things to me is my Faith. What I believe. It's united my family, and helped us to keep on going. I live my faith by acting on what I believe. Currently I'm serving a two year mission, to share the hope and comfort that I've found with the rest of the world. Just like with anything else, I'm always learning, growing in faith, and that happens as I concentrate on my own personal faith. As I read the scriptures, listen to living prophets and pray to a loving Heavenly Father, I've grown in my faith, and learned that there is so much more to learn. I loved serving a mission. I've seen families grow closer together, and people find the hope they were looking for as I've served them. One of the greatest blessings is Faith. To put the belief I have into action.

Are Mormons Christians?

Christians are those who worship Jesus Christ. He is our Lord, our Saviour and Redeemer. It is only through Him and His Sacrifice that we can return to heaven. I try to live, to mirror him in my life. Though I am far from perfect, He is a constant example to me of what I should be striving for. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormons, are devoted followers of Christ. With many others throughout this world, we stand as Christians. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Yes. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Nope. We worship Jesus Christ. It is his church we are part of. Not the Church of Smith, or the Church of Mormon, but the Church of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Simply, because the Lord commanded it. Though it seems strange in our day, in the Old Testament, it was practiced by many prophets including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon, again, at the command of God. Though we do not always know all the reasons behind certain commandments, if we know they are from God we can accept them and 'trust in the lord... and lean not unto [our] own understanding.' (Proverbs 3:5-6) I may not know everything, but I am confident of what I know, and how that relates to myself. I know Joseph Smith and his successors were and are prophets. I know God's path for me in life. And for me, that will do. Show more Show less