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Hi I'm Ben

I grew up 20-minutes from the best snowboarding on the Earth. Utah is for those who love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Outdoor adventures have always been a way of life for me. I started playing golf, climbing mountains, exploring red rock canyons, camping and snowboarding when I was three years old. My parents have always instilled a passion for family adventures. High school was a great experience. I was on the golf team for three years and participated in numerous clubs and events. I am blessed to have great friends who strive to always make good choices. Having positive friendships made all the difference in high school for me. My other passion is attending college athletic events. My father and I have been Crimson Club members at the University of Utah for more than 10 years. These events have provided great moments with my father that I will always remember. Go Utes!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, who has a long heritage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My ancestors traveled by wagons and handcarts to Utah to practice their faith. I am a Mormon because of the peace that comes from reading the Book of Mormon & Bible; and feeling a confirmation from the Holy Ghost that that the gospel I live will bless me and others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. It is through my faith in my Savior and Heavenly Father that I made the decision to go on a full-time mission. Now I am currently preparing to enter the mission field to serve the people in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. As I read my mission call, I could feel how much my Heavenly Father loves me and know that this is where he needs me to serve. I am grateful for this opportunity.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, all Mormons are not required to serve a mission. Each member of our Church has their free agency to serve or forego a mission. However, all worthy and eligible young men, starting at the age of 18-years-old and who have graduated from high school, are encouraged to make an application to enter missionary service. The desire, faith and love must be within the potential missionary before entering service. The Lord needs willing men (and women) to share His gospel of happiness; especially in the times we live in today. The Church nor my family forced me to become a missionary. I made the decision myself to serve a mission and am now preparing to serve for two years in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. I know I will be placing college and career goals on hold for the next two years. But I am exercising my faith by moving forward with a desire to be a missionary and look forward to what the future holds for me. Show more Show less