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Hi I'm Ben Hepworth

Born in Boise, raised in Texas. I served a mission in Portugal. Thumbs up, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am what they call an optimist. I'm extremely extrovert and love making people laugh. I am very creative and love to express that through writing fictional stories, taking pictures, playing the piano and drawing. I speak fluent Portuguese. I spent 8 1/2 months of my mission on Islands (Azores and Madeira), which was beautiful. I love board and card games! I love sports and bicycling. I'm still trying to decide what I want to be, but I'm thinking I want to be a teacher of some kind. I am the second oldest of 5 kids. I currently attend college through BYU's Pathway program. I love the scriptures and learning the doctrines of the church. I am very happy and I smile a lot. It's kind of my thing. I am very funny, or so I've been told. My favorite color is blue, I love the number 24 for some reason, and I'm a big fan of the Killers, The Legend of Zelda series, and cloudy skies. I try to see the beauty in everything.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the path Christ set to eternal life and joy. It is the way of peace and love. I have had so much friendship and love because of being a member. I cannot describe my joy. It surpasses all the world offers. I face trials. I face temptations. It just wouldn't make sense to live life without a greater cause. God has made his love known to me personally and through others. I am a Mormon because I know it is the Lord's will. And oh, how he has blessed me because of my willingness to serve and continue, even when I fall short, even when my weaknesses get the better of me. I know I can become strong like Christ and return in full joy to heavenly father. I know my family can be eternal. How could I not be Mormon? How could I live without the joy that Christ offers me? All he asks is for a willing heart and mind to do his will. As I do, I feel his love. I know I can rely on him. He is the foundation of my life. I have someone to follow, a guide in this life, and friend to comfort me, a hope at the end of all trials, a goal and a destination to push me onward. I have a hope in the promises God has made for me.

How I live my faith

I believe that our Heavenly father wanted all of us to be happy in this life. We all have to pass through trials and suffering, but I'm a big believer in optimism and hope. God's plan is perfect. We can avoid many heartaches and battles if we follow his commandments and the words of his prophets. But, in the end, it comes down to our faith. We should smile every day because our Savior has laid down his life for us, so that we could live again, so that we could return to God in perfection and joy, so that we can have eternal families, and so that we won't have to suffer so much on the process to get there. I know that God and his only begotten son Jesus Christ live. I know they appeared to Joseph Smith in 1820 to restore all of the Gospel and the priesthood that were lost after the great apostasy following Christ's death. I love the joy of serving others. Christ wanted us to love God above all and then to love everyone else above all the rest. It is the best feeling to know you've done some good in this world. Helping others has lifted my own burdens, and receiving simple acts of love and kindness from others has reminded me of how far the little things can go. We need to be a friend to all. We need to see others as who they really are, sons and daughters of god. If we've learned how to treat princes and princesses from Disney cartoons, then we should know how to treat God's princes and princesses. I seek to see that in everyone, who they really are and what they're meant to become. I love the gospel. I know it's true. I know the priesthood is the power of God unto salvation. I have lived miracles. The holy ghost has made manifest to me the truthfulness of God's eternal plan of happiness. He has shown me the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, and when I read it, I can feel its power and truth. The book is from God. If you doubt it, if you question it, if you want to know, stop thinking and start acting. Talk to the missionaries. Go to church. Read the book.