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Hi I'm Benjamin Fuller

I love Rock Climbing, Ultimate Frisbee, Fantasy RPG's and reading big books. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Right, so I like rock climbing, Ultimate Frisbee, and being sociable. I play video games as a hobby. I graduated from Lone Peak High School in 2012 then worked that summer to prepare for college. I went to one semester of college, then decided to serve a mission. I had decided this before the October 2012 age change announcement, but it did increase my excitement. I turned in my papers hoping to go right away, but ended up with an April 2013 departure date. So I went back to my summer job as a sandwich delivery kid. Finally the time came when I would leave. I am currently serving in the England London South Mission .

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I was baptized when I was 8 years old, but my testimony came later. I was going to church and attending seminary and youth, but I was leaning on my parents testimony. I had great spiritual experiences at times, but after a while their influence seemed to fade away with time. Then a point in my life came when it was important to know if this 'Mormon' thing was true. I had always been told that I needed to read the Book of Mormon, ponder its message then pray and I would receive an answer that it was true. So I decided to apply the promise found in Moroni 10:3-5. I didn’t receive my answer. I was a bit shocked because I was expecting to have a big spiritual experience, or a voice in my head tell me it was true, or some sign, I guess. Well nothing happened. Fortunately, I had a friend who encouraged me to start over and read the Book of Mormon first hundred pages again. So I did. As I was reading, I would have these moments where a certain chapter or verse would 'feel' completely true to me. The Holy Ghost was doing this, and I know it. As I read I kept thinking, "there is no way one man could have written this...". I finished reading the first hundred pages and I prayed again, and I suddenly realized that I had already received my answer. I knew, and know, that the Book of Mormon was, and is, true. I know this because the Holy Ghost has given me this witness.

How I live my faith

Well. I am a full time missionary. I guess that counts as a way to live my faith. I love serving people and I focus on being a good example at all times. I am trying constantly to become a better person.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Benjamin Fuller
I actually didn't even understand Baptism until I began teaching it to others. Baptism is a symbolic way for someone to show God that they are willing to become a member of the church, keep the commandments of God, and try to be as Christ-like as they can be. One thing that is exclusive to Mormons is the authority (permission) of God to preform a proper baptism. To better explain I will give an example: If I tried to arrest you, then you would likely just laugh in my face because I am not a policeman. However if an actual cop came up and wanted to arrest you, you would comply. This is because he has the authority to arrest people. I dont. When Christ came to the earth, he established this proper authority. However, as he and his apostles were killed, this authority was lost. This means that any baptisms preformed, even in the correct way, wouldn't mean a thing since they lacked this authority. Show more Show less

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

Benjamin Fuller
Very simply: because God commanded it. In the Book of Mormon it says, "if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people;" (Jacob 2:30). In the past members of The Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were commanded to practice polygamy. They did so until in 1890, when God commanded them to stop. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Benjamin Fuller
"Mormons" is a nickname for the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I suppose we are called "mormons" because we believe in the Book of Mormon, which is additional scripture that God has given us. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Benjamin Fuller
The two main blessings that I receive by studying the scriptures are that I learn truth about God and the Holy Ghost enters into my life. When I 'feast' upon the scriptures I learn so much about God. I learn what his characteristics are, I learn His commandments, I get to see how He works with His children (and, therefore, how He may work with me), and I learn what I need to do to be happy and successful in this life and return to live with God. I have a firm testimony that as I read the scriptures a bit each day the Holy Ghost will enter into my life. I have noticed that the days that I study scriptures (especially the Book of Mormon) I find it easier to resist temptations, be happy, be focussed, and make the right choices. I know that anyone who makes daily scripture study part of their lives will increase in faith and will begin to recognize God's hand in their lives. Show more Show less