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 John B.

I'm a Mormon. I'm from High Point, North Carolina. My wife and I have 8 grown children and 10 grandchildren.

About Me

I enjoy building things. I recently made a skin and frame canoe. It was interesting to learn how to steam bend wood and sew fabric onto the frame. In the past I've made custom hardwood chests for our daughters and daughter-in-laws. I also like to garden. This year we put out garden in planter boxes. We enjoyed a bounty of tomatoes and peppers.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints after receiving a great spiritual witness of it's truthfulness. As a teenager, I lived in Utah. I wasn't a Mormon but was good friends with several individuals who were. After college, I met a young lady, now my wife of 41 years, who introduced me more fully to the Church. She sang in the Institute Choir, and I used to tag along she went to concerts. Over a period of several months, I grew to recognize the warm spirit that I felt when I attended those meetings. I was taught the Missionary Discussions by a couple of Stake Missionaries. It took some 6 weeks to get through the lessons. After that I was baptized and became a member of the Church. I married my wife in the Ogden, Utah temple a year later. I have a very strong testimony of Joseph Smith as a Prophet, of the Book of Mormon and the truthfulness of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

For the past several years I've traveled a great deal for work. I enjoy listening to the Scriptures, and General Conference Talks, while driving. I find it keeps my stress level in check. I really enjoy visiting my Home Teaching families. We have been visiting one of these families for close to 10 years. In that time, you develop close friendships. They become a part of your extended family. Over the years I got to serve by going to help families recover from the Teton Dam collapse in Idaho and from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. It's wonderful to be part of a Church that cares for all people, not just members of our Church.