10 Questions to Answer While Preparing For a Mission by Benjamin Hyrum White

Welcome to Author Benjamin Hyrum White

Benjamin Hyrum White was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He labored in the Colorado Denver North Mission and was employed at the MTC during college. Ben met his wife, Keenan, while they both were dancing with the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young University. They each graduated from BYU with a degree in Family Science. Brother White is a seminary teacher and recently received his master’s degree in religious education from BYU, where he wrote the history of Preach My Gospel. Ben and Keenan reside in Orem, Utah, with their four children.


If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, David Cook, Mitt Romney, LeBron James, and my wife.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Cold cereal – hands down! I am a self proclaimed cereal connisseur.

If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?

The land of Fablehaven or at the school of Hogwarts. I love a good fiction read.

What was your favorite book when you were a teen?
Dragonlance by Tracy Hickman

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?

I want to write a book called The Mystery of the Greenleaf Cop about some kids who try to discover the enigma surrounding the speed limit in a small town of western Idaho.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?

A happy wife is a happy life

Pets? – childhood or adult

I love cats. I had 2 as a teenager and hopefully will have more but I have family that is allergic. I will name them Hopak and Opanke (folk dance references from when my wife and I danced at BYU)

Favorite place you’ve been and/or would like to go

Toss up between Dublin Ireland and Maui Hawai’i. I would love to go on a tour of the Church history sites one day – especially Nauvoo and the Sacred Grove.

Happiest moment in your life so far

Being sealed to my wife in the Boise Idaho temple.

Favorite/most influential teacher
Ken Perry. He was my seminary teacher and my Bishop. He was huge influence for good in my later teens.

Top 10 for This or That

Night owl, or early bird?

early bird – especially when I teach early morning seminary 🙂

Print or Ebook?

Chocolate or Vanilla?
vanilla for me, chocolate for my wife

Action or Drama?
put in some romance and why not have all 3?

Skittles or M&Ms?
peanut butter M&M’s

Sweet or Salty?
you have to have both – like yogurt dipped pretzels… scrumptious!

Summer or Winter?

Harry Potter or Twilight?
Harry Potter for me and Edward vs. Jacob for my wife

Shoes or Sandals?
Sandals unless it is really cold outside

Text or Talk?
talking for sure

10 Questions to Answer While Preparing For a Mission

Are you ready to be part of the greatest generation of missionaries? This book will give you the additional mental preparation and spiritual motivation necessary to answer this call. The 10 questions found in this book will help you look deep within yourselves to determine if you have sufficiently raised the bar in preparing for full-time missionary service.

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