Good Questions for.. Ben Frampton

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Farmer Ben Frampton was born and raised in the UK but now lives and works in Mkushi, Zambia with his family and loves helping people to be faithful with what they have.

 

Describe (to a 5 year old) what you do during the daytime:

I try to farm in a way that God likes and teach others so they can look after their family and friends (http://foundationszambia.org/).

Your age?

30.

Married, kids, etc?

Married, 1 boy of nearly 2 and another child due in May.

When I grow up I want to be..

Part of a happy family.

Tell us one thing you’re passionate about.

Other than football, seeing people be faithful with what God has given them.

First memory?

Crying after falling down the stairs!

Who is the best superhero?

Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle).

Favourite kids’ book?

Thomas the Tank Engine.

A father is..

Kind, supportive, fun.

Tell us about someone who has been a father to you.

The founder of the ministry I am a part of.  He’s always believed in me and been incredibly encouraging.

What’s one of the most important things about being a ‘good dad’?

Making time to connect on the level of the child, even if it seems insignificant, boring or silly at the time.

Think of a family you really admire – what do you like about them?

They’re close and have lots of fun together.

What does taking responsibility look like for you right now?

Putting the needs of my wife and child above mine even when I’m tired.

What inspires you to take responsibility?

Simple steps of faithfulness can lead to somewhere exciting and better than what I know today.

What advice would I give my younger self?

Have patience.  Rome wasn’t built in a day, but time really does fly, make the most of it.

Favourite thing to say to your kids?

“I’m going to get you!” (and chase my squealing son to the bedroom for rough play on our bed!).

Main parenting challenge right now?

Figuring out how to respond / communicate to my son when he doesn’t respond well to not getting what he wants.

When I became a parent I suddenly realised..

I took sleep and alone time for granted!

What one change would help you most as a parent?

Being able to filter what my son sees other kids and people doing!

What kind of father do you want to be?

The best!  The kind of father that helps his kids dream and supports them every step of the way.