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Hi I'm Ben Dougherty

I am a city boy from Washington DC. I am 20. I am a student at BYU. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am currently ın Turkey. I love the Turkish people and the opportunity to be around them. I finished a year of college at Brigham Young University. I am studying Athletic Training with the hopes of one day becoming an athletic trainer. I love to play sports, read books, and spend time with family and friends. My favorite sports are Lacrosse, Tennis, and volleyball, but I will generally play any sport with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it has helped my life in many ways. This gospel has taught me respect, love, endurance, patience, joy, and so much more. In life, we all face challenges and struggles, but with the gospel as a part of my life I have always had a rock to rely on. This gospel and my Savior have been constants even when I have not been. As it says in the Book of Mormon, as we build upon Jesus Christ, we don't need to be afraid when challenges or trials strike in our lives. Whenever I think of our Savior, Jesus Christ and what He has done for us and the love that Heavenly Father has for us to send His Son, I recommit myself to obey. This gospel inspires me to do and be better everyday. I do not know where I would be without this knowledge that I have now. And there is so much more for me to learn. I am constantly learning and trying to improve myself because I always make mistakes; I am human. But my Savior suffered and died for me, and I know that I can repent and return to live with Him and my family. The sting of death is swallowed up in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Living and following His teachings brings me so much peace, happiness, and hope. I love being a Mormon, or in other words, I love being a Disciple of Christ!

How I live my faith

I mostly try to live my faith by example. The example that we show to other people can be very powerful. If we really have faith in and love Heavenly Father Jesus Christ as our Savior we will live the gospel. I try to help people see that I really do believe what I say I do by my example. That can mean going and helping people, sharing a smile with someone, or even just taking a stand when you know something is wrong. Living my faith is a way that I recieve joy and happiness. I love to live my faith. I am always trying to come closer to Christ and help others along the way. That is our ultimate goal, and that is how we can show our love and dedication to our older brother, Jesus Christ and to our Father, Heavenly Father. I love my faith!