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Hi I'm Ben

I grew up in Rockwall, Texas. I try to be the best I can to allow myself respect to voice my beliefs.

About Me

My name is Benjamin, but I go by Ben. I have been taking steps to finish paperwork to begin a mission for my church. A mission is a 2 year long (1 and a half for women) assignment for members of our church to serve Heavenly Father by travelling to an assigned and designated area to teach the word of God. I have finished and submitted my paperwork, and was called to the Mexico Guadalajara East mission. Yes, the name of that Mexican city has 5 "A"'s! I'm currently working for a pool company managed by a member of my church, and I'm doing my best to fill my time with good.

Why I am a Mormon

While it may not seem appropriate by some to address issues that many nonmembers have with the church, you get past them through faith and taking personal time to understand that our religious history is a part of us and is part of Heavenly Father's plan. I have seen what good this church can do for the world solely by example. We all have the agency to choose whether to choose good or evil. I KNOW that this church is good. I have taken the time to study history and through mere observation of my peers at church I have seen how it has affected their lives for the infinite good. I have no doubt in my mind that God is our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that the Holy Ghost will be there for us when we need him most.

How I live my faith

I am currently a ward missionary in my ward. I occasionally go out with the missionaries or meet with them to speak about what/who they've been talking to/about. Soon I will be serving a mission of my own, starting December 5th in the Mexico Guadalajara East mission!

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Ben
Mormon's baptize their new members, even if they have already been baptized previously within another church setting. Baptism is the most important saving ordinances for us to complete in this life aside from marriage. It is symbolic of your devotion to God, your remission of sins, and your promise to begin living the gospel. Children born into a family of members of our church are baptized with their permission at 8 years old. Baptism is symbolic of rebirth, and allows entrance into the kingdom of God. People who are investigating the church are allowed to receive the saving ordinance of baptism once they are spiritually ready. Show more Show less