What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Justin

I'm a marriage and family therapist. I love the mountains and being outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of five (4 girls and 1 boy). I love to be outdoors as much as possible and look forward to family hiking & camping trips and climbing a mountain peak every summer. I like to run, play basketball, and ultimate frisbee. I look forward to the polar bear swim each year on January 1st. I've even talked my wife and 2 of my daughters into doing it with me in the past. I enjoy my work as a marriage and family therapist because it helps me to better see weak spots, appreciate my blessings, and make the most of today.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because following the gospel of Jesus Christ brings me peace. I grew up a Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is scripture, as is the Bible. Both books of scripture testify of God's dealings with his children before and after the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and both books have helped me grow closer to Jesus Christ. I remember kneeling down in my dorm room after reading the Book of Mormon during my freshmen year of college. I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt a calm assurance that it was. At that moment, I was sure that I wanted to be a Mormon and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the rest of my life. I know God lives. He loves us and He answers our prayers.

How I live my faith

I strive to worship our Savior Jesus Christ through meaningful personal prayer and scripture study each day. Each morning, we sing a song about Jesus with our children, then pray and read scripture. The kids look forward to having family home evening every Monday night where we sing, pray, have a lesson, do a fun activity, and have a snack to top it off. I look for opportunities to serve others individually and as a family. Some of my proudest moments as a father are those spent at the food pantry with my daughters, helping someone move, visiting the sick, or giving some other needed service with my family.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We believe that we lived with God as spirits before we came to this life. This mortal life is a time to prepare to meet God. We learn and grow in this life and strive to become more like our Heavenly Father. Our ultimate purpose is to come to know our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Missionaries pay their own way. Many missionaries work hard and are able to save up all the needed money to support themselves for the entire missions. Many missionaries need some help to cover the cost. Parents, friends, and other church members often make great sacrifices to pay a portion of the expenses so missionaries can dedicate full time to inviting others to come unto Jesus Christ. Show more Show less