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 Nina Jones

I'm a Grandmother, a Convert, and a Follower of Christ

About Me

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary with my husband for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La'ie, Hawaii I am the mother of 3 plus stepmother to 1. I LOVE my kids. I am the grandmother to 14. I could not possibly love them more. I have been married to my husband for 37 years. He is the center of my universe. I have been a member of the Church for 36 years. It is where I have found my joy. I have worked in the medical field and public health most of my adult life. I love, love, LOVE to travel, which is good because I travel for work and travel to see grandchildren and travel to other countries for medical clinics.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents encouraged me to find my own faith. I went to many, many churches looking for the answer to a question that really bothered me when I was young...... I had asked my minister who the Holy Ghost was. His answer was that "we don't know really, but that's okay because it doesn't really matter." Somehow I knew that this was not right. I knew that the Holy Ghost had to be a real person with a real purpose. Each church that I visited could not seem to answer that question for me. Then I met my husband, who was a member of the LDS Church. He asked if I would like to meet the missionaries and I said yes. Our first lesson taught ma about the Holy Ghost. I knew immediately that I had found him. It felt so right and so true. I never had a doubt. It was a joyous day when I was baptized and joined the true Church.

How I live my faith

As a full-time missionary, I seek ways to serve God and my fellow man. It is the most rewarding work I have ever done. We have moved far away from our children and grandchildren, but they are still an active part of our lives and are sharing in our blessings. I've belonged to Soroptimist, Red Cross, and various civil and supportive community organizations because service is how I serve Heavenly Father the best. I just retired from my last position which was working with my brother in the area of disability rights and support.

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Nina Jones
The Church recognizes that every one is a child of God. They are all precious. They are all important. We live in a world that devalues the importance of a child....how they need to be loved and nurtured and cared for in the way Heavenly Father has taught us to.....exactly how He loves us. When we live a life that does not recognize the power and sacred responsibility of childbearing....and makes that responsibility 'disposable', it does not lift us up, it does not improve our world, and it completely devalues the worth of a soul. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Nina Jones
Relief Society is a wonderful woman's organization. We are headed by women and are for women. Our motto is "Charity Never Faileth". We strive to provide compassion, love and service to the world and concentrate of providing support to the women within our local churches (referred to as Wards). Every woman in our church has two women whose responsibility is to visit and watch over them to make sure that they are safe, sound and cared for. The Visiting Teaching program, provides an avenue to make sure that everyone understands that they are important. Show more Show less