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Hi I'm Ben

I grew up in North Carolina. I love sports. I love having fun. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was a college student. I attended for Culinary and Computer Science. I am now a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love playing soccer. I love playing PC games. I am an Eagle Scout. I enjoying doing things that are fun. I love talking to people and getting to know their stories, and wisdom.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member. But even members need to be converted and gain their own testimony. I gained mine when I was 18. In High school, I was having a hard time with life. I wasn't happy. I was depressed. After a while, I remembered what I was taught growing up by my parents and my teachers in primary and when I was a teenager. I decided to act. I wanted to have the happiness that was spoken of. I wanted to have joy. And most of all, I wanted to know if what I was taught was true. And so I prayed and read the Book of Mormon to know if it was true. And I received my answer. It is true. I, also, learned that going to church is what the Lord wants me to do. I remember praying to know if I should attend church and soon after that, like in the next day or so, I had the choice placed before me. I had three options. Go to the Family ward with my parents. Go to the Singles ward. Or go do what ever I want and pretend I went to church during those three hours. I knew my parents would find out if I didn't go so I decided that was out. And so I was left with just Family ward or Singles ward. I chose singles ward. And that same day, I was found out a certain class was starting that I needed in order to help me understand more about the Gospel and it started that day. That was my answer to why I need to go to church. I know that God lives. I know He loves all of us, His Children. I know He wants the best for us and has provided us with a Savior and Redeemer. Jesus the Christ. I know that Jesus lives and that He died for all of us, so we can be free from the guilt of doing wrong and making mistakes. I know that we can return and live with our Father in Heaven. I know that Joseph Smith was the one to restore the Church, that same on that Jesus Christ set up on earth, in our day. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ face to face. I know this through the Power of the Holy Ghost. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I was called to be a primary teacher. I would attend Youth activities. I would attend classes to learn more about Jesus Christ and His Atonement. We would do Adopt a Highway.

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

I have been able to receive answers to my prayers. I have been able to have the Spirit more in my life and grow closer to God. And you can know if they are true by reading, praying and asking to know if its true and then listening or feeling for the Spirit. Show more Show less