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Hi I'm Benjamin Brown

I'm a college student with a 6 month old girl and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in the church, and I participated in Young Men's, during which I was able to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout thanks to the help of my leaders and family. I then served a two year mission for the LDS Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I was able to meet a lot of amazing people, build my faith and help others find and build their own faith. Now I am working on getting my Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering Technology and Cyber Security, while working at an Information Technology firm.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon first of all because I choose to be, with a knowledge and appreciation of many other religions' teachings and beliefs. I am a Mormon because I have had many experiences in my life that have confirmed the truthfulness of the restored Gospel, as taught in the LDS Church. I have seen how lives can be both good and bad inside and outside the church, because even the faithful must endure trials of both means and faith, it is, after all, what Job had to go through. I am a Mormon because I have seen the blessings which the Gospel has afforded families in many various situations, I have had many experiences, through both my immediate and extended families, to learn about cancer and with each of those opportunities I have seen the Gospel bless my family as we struggle through loss and rejoice when treatment leads to remediation. Lastly, I am a Mormon because I have a six-month old daughter, and I cannot imagine raising a daughter in this world without the guidelines and expectations found in the LDS Church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending and participating at church services when possible as well as attending to my calling of being a Young Men's secretary. I also made the decision to serve a mission because of my faith, knowing that it was something which I should do, even if it would mean essentially having to put my life and college career on hold for two years.