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Hi I'm Benson

I'm a redhead, I'm in a family of 12, I'm a twin, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have played the piano starting at the age of 5. I also play the Cello in my High School orchestra. I enjoy competing and playing games with others. I have fun doing active things with my family and friends. I run Track and Cross Country in High School. I enjoy a pick up game of basketball or Ultimate Frisbee with my friends. I basically like to play any sport.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young child I was basically always forced to go to church with my parents. Of course they would say things like "its your choice", but you know how that works with parents. As I have grown and been confronted with the choices that do not coincide with my religion and beliefs, I've had to make those decisions by myself without the ever watchful eye of my parents. I have read the scriptures, prayed, and fasted for a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and while I have not received one huge experience, on multiple occasions I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has helped me gain the testimony I have today, and I always strive to make the right choices because of it. My conversion is not perfect but hopefully as I live the gospel as best I can I will be able to learn and grow.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ since I was a baby. My parents have raised me where we are encouraged to live the standards set by the church. I have served in callings throughout my years as a youth. I have helped set up activities in service and also fun things that we can do when we get together as a youth group. Things like this can help members or nonmembers feel included and accepted in our group. Beginning at age 14 I have gone Home Teaching with my father. With this comes the opportunity of service. I've lost count of how many times I have mowed a lawn or shoveled a sidewalk for one of the families in my area. I remember one time when my friends and I removed the finish on a back patio for a family I home teach. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I have received service opportunities that helped me learn and grow as an individual.