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Hi I'm Benjamin Jespersen

I grew up in California. I love going to the beach and playing English football and spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love football (American soccer). It's my favorite sport to play, but I do love playing any other sport. I also love to drive. I work on my car a lot and love to take roadtrips. Especially to the beach with my friends and my family. I've been going to college to get my degree in business and I want to open a shop for car restorations and to design new models with my cousin and friends. I've been blessed with a wonderful family. My best friends are my sisters and my parents. My family is a huge influence on my life now and I love them for it. I love to go to school and to learn about everything. I especially like learning about business and other people's culture. I love to be able to experience new things and make different discoveries.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm originally a Mormon because it's the church my parents raised me in. But like every good parents they testified to me of it's truthfullness and gave me my choice. I choose to be a Mormon and I love it because I know it is God's kingdom here on earth. I've found that in the same way everyone can find it. By reading God's word and by praying to the very source where we find all truth. To Heavenly Father Himself to know of any truth. I've done that and I have my witness it is true. I know that it helps my family in so many ways to have the love of God among us to strengthen us and help us through the hard times. I know with the example Jesus Christ set we can all make it back to God with our families by our side. I'm grateful to have my family and to be a part of this, the only true church on the earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by the way I act, think, speak, and live. I love being able to help other people and show them God's love. That's one of the reasons I'm serving a voluntary two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's a fantastic way to help others and teach them about the plan God has for all of us. So I try to share that message in any way possible with everyone, even when I'm off my mission.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Benjamin Jespersen
The prophet of the church today is Thomas S. Monson. He is a man of great faith and guided by God. He leads our church under the direction of Jesus Christ and helps us understand God's will for our happiness. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Benjamin Jespersen
The priesthood is the authority to act and speak in Gods' name. It's that same authority Christ gave to his apostles when he organized his church on the earth and it's a great blessing we're able to have this authority so we can perform saving ordinances and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less