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Hi I'm Benjamin Ogilvie

I grew up in Minnesota, USA, and I am a university student studying microbiology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student who is studying microbiology, and I hope to attend medical school. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, biking, fishing, and playing piano/organ. I plan to do two years of volunteer service for the LDS church in the Philippines soon, and I am excited for it. I speak both English and Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ, and I cherish the truths about Jesus Christ that I have learned through being a member of this church. Being Mormon has also brought me a sense of purpose and peace, which totally reshaped my life. In addition, I sincerely believe that this church is the church that Jesus Christ founded on earth, and that Christ still leads this church through living prophets. I also like exploring difficult questions, and I appreciate that the LDS church has good answers to so many of them, including what happens after death and why bad things happen to good people. If you have a difficult question, whether it be about life in general or about the LDS church in particular, I would be happy to discuss it with you.

How I live my faith

I organize the music for my ward (congregation), which includes picking the hymns we sing each week and making sure that a pianist is present. I also help organize special musical numbers and musical firesides.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Benjamin Ogilvie
Missionaries often pay for their own missions, although they sometimes receive support from their parents or from a local congregation. While this may seem like a burden, most Mormon missionaries are happy to make the sacrifice, since they care deeply about the gospel and feel excited to share it with others. Show more Show less