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Hi I'm Ben Ahlander

I grew up in Happy Valley Utah. I like to do awesome things. Im a mormon.

About Me

Once there was a girl. She fell in love with a cute boy. They had a baby. The baby was born with a massive tongue and a smile :) I like to make videos. I like computers. I like to snowboard. I like camping. I like girls. I like food. I like jokes. I like meeting new people. I love adventure. I love the Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

Well to most people, including myself, it sounds like a lot of no fun. But than i took a step back and realized that I actually attribute most of the good times in my life the gospel, and it has been a lot of fun! But aside from all the wonderful relationships ive made with great people, the awesome camps, and countless chairs I've been volunteered to set up, thats actually not the reason I'm a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because of the spiritual experiences i get to have. Now, I wasn't always this way. I used to have a very large group of friends. We all loved to snowboard, ski, longboard, chill, chase girls,.. We were just fun group of kids. Anyway, as most juniors probably do, we began to think more deeply about life. Where do i fit in? How do i express myself? How can i be happy? Unfortunately, Many turned to drugs. At this time it didn't seem like a big deal. There was a long time where i could of cared less about church. Infact, I wanted to know it wasn't true so i could do whatever i wanted and not feel bad about it. One day i was walking around church because i didn't want to go to class and i bumped into a return missionary. I always thought this guy was really cool. He had lots of friends. Was a sponsored snowboarder. In my mind, he had everything. So i asked him, why did you go on a mission? He told me it was the best two years of his life. He told me if i simply just obeyed the commandments i would gain a testimony. How hard could that be? I took him up on his challenge. Well over a short amount of time i had several witnesses of the spirit. I came to know Christ. I personally know that we are all children of Heavenly Father (God) and he loves us dearly. I want everyone to have this knowledge and to feel of his love, because its the best! Its not something that you can learn from a textbook, it can only come from prayer and personal revelation. I want everyone to have that experience.

How I live my faith

Well i mostly live my faith just by being myself. I go to church on sunday. I read the scriptures. I pray all the time. Im kind to people. I want to help people and make a difference in the world. But thats not because i have to, it's because i want to. I'm currently serving a mission in Poland! I love being a missionary. We get to have fun, work super hard, and feel Christs love all the time!