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Hi I'm Benjamin

I'm a musician, a programmer, and an online missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving as an online missionary, helping to teach the gospel over the internet through mediums such as Skype, Facebook, and, of course, answering questions here on Mormon.org! I was originally called to serve as a missionary to the Taiwan, Taipei mission, and was later transferred to serve in the Referral Center Mission. Here, serving as an online missionary, I have been able to use the knowledge and experience I gained during my time in Taiwan and continue to gain here - both in the Chinese language and of the gospel of Jesus Christ - to help others learn more about Christ and come closer to Him! When I'm not helping others to learn about the gospel, I love to play the cello, to write, and to program computers. I'm so thankful for the gospel and all of the blessings and opportunities it has brought into my life!

Why I am a Mormon

Though my family are all members of the Church, that doesn't mean that my own experience in coming to know of the truthfulness of the gospel was easy. It wasn't until my time in high school that I decided to come to know for myself about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, and the restoration of the gospel to Joseph Smith. Ever since I was young, I had been taught about these things, but I didn't yet know for sure that they were really true. By intently reading and pondering the scriptures, and praying with a real intent to know if they are true, I received an undeniable answer from my Heavenly Father. This knowledge continues to grow stronger every day as I continue in my studies of the gospel and the scriptures.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as an online missionary for the Church. Like all missionaries, I've volunteered two years of my time to leave behind my family, friends, and education in order to focus completely on teachings others about Jesus Christ and His gospel. Many of the things I did before my time as a missionary have helped me to prepare for such an experience, such as attending the Church's religious instructions courses such as the Seminary program, as well as spending time with friends who help to uplift and support me in my faith. I love having the opportunity to study and teach from the scriptures every day, and make prayer a daily - if not hourly - part of my life.