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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a quoter, a jokester, and a writer. I love to learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love watching, quoting, and analyzing films and television shows, especially Disney, Studio C, and anything else that comes to mind, when it comes to mind. I am a dedicated gamer and Nintendo geek. I enjoy reading adventure and fantasy novels, especially J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." I've dabbled in writing, and I enjoy it, but I admit I have little talent and less skill.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I can't imagine living without it. I love knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who has a plan for His children's happiness. When I was a youth, I began to fall away from the church out of laziness. I hadn't properly maintained my testimony. I was lucky to realize before long that I wanted to try. So, I tried. For the very first time, I read the Book of Mormon myself: no schedule, no strings attached. I read every page. I prayed to know it was true. Boom. Life-changing. Like the Nephites who heard the words of King Benjamin, I had no more disposition to do sin, right? Nope. For me, there was no distinct turning point, no light-switch effect that expelled every doubt and temptation. Nevertheless, I kept going. I paid attention in Sunday school and Sacrament Meeting. I continued reading the scriptures, I listened to my leaders and the counsel of general authorities. Little by little, the Gospel of Jesus Christ made sense. The cherished, innocent truths learned in Primary returned and meshed as strong cords, bearing me onward. Jesus Christ has saved me; He saves me from my sins every day. I am a Mormon because He lives. The Gospel is true, every word of it. Every prophecy about the Messiah, every vision of iron rods, and every parable about olive trees. The Spirit whispers this to me, and tells me it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through being a positive example of the believers in every place and situation.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Ben
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house..." (Malachi 3:10). The World actually belongs entirely to the one who created it. The Lord gives us dominion over a few things to bless and test us. In return for giving us so much, the Lord asks simply that we obey his commandments and give a little back. This 10% we give to the church funds quite a lot: temple and meeting center construction, welfare services, meeting center maintenance, etc. In return for keeping the law of the tithe, we are promised blessings. Countless members have found that, often, the blessings far outweigh the costs. Show more Show less