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Hi I'm Benjamin

I was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho! I love to play basketball, and hang out with friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently eighteen years old, and a senior in high school at a small school in Idaho. I love to play basketball, run track, go camping, hang out with friends, and play the piano. I recently was accepted to Brigham Young University, and I plan to attend there in the fall of 2018 and study Pre-Med. following my Mission. Just recently, I received my mission call to the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission. I am so excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into the LDS church. I think that because of this, people may think that I am only a part of this church because I want to keep my parents and family happy. This is not true. I am a part of the LDS church because I have a personal testimony that his church is true. In Moroni Chapter 10 verse 5, it reads, ". . .I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I did just that. After reading the Book of Mormon with an open mind, I knelt down and I simply, and sincerely asked God if this book and church were true or if it was a bunch of baloney. I can testify to you that I received the most remarkable feeling after asking God this simple question. This showed me that from that day forward, I knew for myself that this was the true church, and the church of God. I know that if you try the same thing, you will receive the same results. It may not happen in the same way or manner, but if you read the Book of Mormon, and ask of its truthfulness, the Holy Ghost will find a way to manifest the truth of it unto you.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by applying the teachings of the gospel in my everyday life. For example, Jesus taught the importance of kindness, happiness, patience, and being a good friend. Everyday, I strive to be more kind to others, and look for those that may need a friend. Ultimately, I am trying to be like Jesus, and live my life in a way that would be pleasing to him. In my ward, I am the secretary in the group of young men ages 16-18. I assist in planning activities and see that they run smoothly.