I only knew Ben for a short time during my stay in Melbourne, but his personality certainly made it feel like I knew him for a lifetime. He was one of those guys who was funny, blunt, and quick-to-the-point with everything and that’s what I loved about him. I fondly remember him inviting me out to small group at his place on the very first Sunday that I was in Melbourne and how from that instant I knew that he was a good guy at heart. Some of my most cherished times in Melbourne happened while I was with Ben and for that I am extremely grateful to him and to God for putting him in my life.

Ben, you are truly missed. See you again someday!