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Hi I'm Ben Mortensen

I have lived in Ohio all of my life. I plan on attending the University of Akron. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am Ben. I love to ride bikes and repair them. I love exercise and participating in sports. While I was in High School, I participated in Soccer, Track, Cross Country, and Drama. I was also in the National Honors Society and became Student Council President. I plan on attending the University of Akron for Aerospace Systems Engineering after completion of my mission. This story wouldn't feel complete without the struggles I've had in my life with food allergies, asthma, and other medical conditions. These trials made me stronger and the person I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all of my life. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ because of the power of the atonement. Through the atonement, I can repent of my sins and eventually return to live with our Father in Heaven. Through faith in Jesus Christ, I can gain blessings. I keep the commandments to show my love for him.

How I live my faith

I've helped plan many of the activities for the youth locally both big and small. One of my favorite positions was as the secretary of one my groups. I helped keep us on track and gave good ideas to the meetings. Before my mission, I got very excited, so I started to teach with the missionaries in my ward. This was a very fun and spiritual experience for me as it strengthened my testimony.