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Hi I'm Ben

I am an Engineer working in the Auto Industry and I'm Mormon

About Me

I'm currently finishing up my masters degree, and then it's off to work in the Auto Industry. I was born in Canada, and grew up in Switzerland. I served as a missionary in Russia and now I'm in the United States, so I've seen the church in lots of different places.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were taught by the missionaries before I was born, and so I grew up in the church. There came a point in my life where I asked myself why am I a Mormon? I attempted to answer this question through personal meditation and study. I have realized that the answer is: I am a Mormon because I believe that doctrines of the church are true. By keeping the commandment and following the council of living prophets we will be able to make it to heaven. God has given us this church to teach us how to be truly happy.

How I live my faith

On Sunday I go to church with my family and we enjoy listening to the talks and instruction. We study the Bible and the Book of Mormon in Sunday School. It is awesome! I always get more insights from studying in a group. On Monday nights we always get together as a family and have Family Home Evening. The evening consists of a short spiritual message and then an activity.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Ben
Having been a missionary myself this is easy to answer. I saved up as much as I could and then my parents helped to pay for the rest. Missionaries contribute monthly to a general fund which is then divided up based on need. For example missionaries serving in Hong Kong require more financial support because of the higher cost of living. When I was serving in Russia the cost of living was much less and so we received a lesser amount. Talking to other missionaries I have realized that the funding is divided up very equally. Missionaries are not rich, but there is always enough to buy food and necessities. Show more Show less