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Hi I'm Ben

I've kayaked internationally on the USA junior national team, and now I have been called to serve as a missionary in Lithuania.

About Me

One of my most prominent hobbies has been sprint kayaking. I have always loved the outdoors and the water, so kayaking was the perfect sport for me. Since I started training, I have had opportunities to compete nationally and internationally in several locations such as Slovakia, Portugal, oklahoma, and Georgia. I also enjoy hiking, woodworking, robotics, and playing the trumpet. It has been difficult balancing all of my hobbies with education, family, and religion. Prayer has been a useful tool in the organization of my busy schedule, and has helped me to stay strong in my faith even when away from home. I am now giving up all of my hobbies for two years as I embark in the work of the Lord as a full-time missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the gospel my entire life and have learned of gospel teachings from an early age. I have learned to love these teachings and the peace they bring. I have found many answers to critical questions through gospel study and have learned for myself the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Having been raised in the church, I have participated in Ward meetings and callings my entire life. I have learned to love service as I have received numerous opportunities to serve through the church through Boy Scouts, youth activities, and church callings. I enjoy service because it is through service that we learn to love our fellow man. I try to live as the Savior lived, in the service of my fellow man. It is because it of this goal that I try to find many opportunities to serve, even outside of the church in community projects and by volunteering my time to coach others in activities that I love. I recently decided to serve in a higher degree when I accepted the call to serve a full time mission. As members of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we covenant so give of our time, talents, and substance. Serving a mission allows me to keep this covenant and to bring other children of our Heavenly Father to the joy I have experienced in his restored church.