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 Mhy! ♥

A Filipina who ♥s taking pictures & washing dishes. Convert in the Church. Nurse to my dear patients. You bet!..I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

"I define myself and find my beauty in the light He gives. I'm refined by His divine intentions everyday I live. It doesn't matter what the world believes..or what they say that beauty means, it comes from within..I want to be beautiful to Him." Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Filipina. ♥s family. The Book of Mormon. Convert. MTC Teacher. Registered Nurse. Return Missionary. Friendly. North Carolina Charlotte Mission. Journal. Scriptures. White,purple,green. Puppies. Camera. Jeans. Poems. Songs. Japanese,Chinese,Mexican,Italian food. Pictures. Education. Music. Cakes. YSA. Icecream. Movies. Teaching. Serious. Pasta. ♥s babies&kids. Puzzles. Travel. Shopping. Friends. Singing. Picnic. Chocolate. Badminton. Bath&body works collection. Seafood. Goofball. Rice. Sketching. Temple volunteer. Souvenirs. PB&J. Love. Stamps. NCCM. Institute. Perfume. Stickers. Gym. Bags&purses. Honest. Shoes. Arts&crafts. Seminary. Talkative. Laughter. Math. Asia. Galaxy&universe. Camping. Organize. Cooking. Blogs. Pizza. Antique. Cleaning the house. Hospital. Relief Society. Hiking. Faith. First-aid. Facebook. Philippines. Make-up. Fairy tale. Missionary work. Letters. Temples. Smile. Happiness. Future wife & mother in Zion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Eternity. "..There's so much more to me. He helps me see that I have so much to offer. I am His daughter. He loves me the way I am. He's my strength when I stand. He is my King and my Father. I am His daughter."

Why I am a Mormon

If you are not a member of the Church, I will understand if you will find it kinda different and foreign. Believe me, I know how you feel ;) I investigated it with my mom for about 4 months. I've learned for myself that Moroni's promise is true. He's one of the ancient prophets who wrote in the Book of Mormon. I read The Book of Mormon and asked God if it is His word; if Joseph Smith Jr. was really called by Him and if this Church is the same Church that the Savior established when He was on the earth. I read..I prayed.. and attended Church. I also went to seminary and Church activities. I observed everyone and listened to their testimonies. Most of all, I listened to my own feelings and thoughts as I searched for the truth. It took me a while but I received the answer by the power of the Holy Ghost that everything that the missionaries taught me is true. The feeling was something I can't even describe; but I just knew it in my heart that He heard and answered my prayers. This testimony that I received has changed my entire life..and this is the reason WHY I'm a Mormon and will ALWAYS be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be an example in everything that I do. No one is perfect and I have a lot to improve on myself. I am proud to let everyone know that I am a Mormon. My relatives..friends..co-workers..they know my faith and beliefs. I look for opportunities to share my testimony with people. I made a covenant with my Heavenly Father that I will not compromise my standards to please others. I stand for what I know to be right even though it makes me feel alone most of the time. But Heavenly Father makes me feel that no matter what happens, He and the Savior are always there to back me up.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Mhy! ♥
The Lord's living Prophet today is President Thomas S. Monson. He is not just a Prophet of this Church, but the Prophet of the world. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Mhy! ♥
The priesthood is the eternal power and authority of God. Through the priesthood God created and governs the heavens and the earth. Through this power He redeems and exalts His children, bringing to pass "the immortality and eternal life of man". God gives priesthood authority to worthy male members of the Church so they can act in His name for the salvation of His children. Priesthood holders can be authorized to preach the gospel, administer the ordinances of salvation, and govern the kingdom of God on the earth. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Mhy! ♥
Tithing is used by the Church for many purposes. Some of these are to build, maintain, and operate temples, meetinghouses, and other buildings. To provide operating funds for stakes, wards, and other units of the Church..help the missionary program..educate young people in Church schools, seminaries, and institutes..print and distribute lesson materials and help in family history and temple work. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Mhy! ♥
The personal visitation in 1820 of God the Father and His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, in answer to the prayer Joseph Smith offered, asking which of the churches he should join. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Mhy! ♥
The Word of Wisdom is a law of health revealed by the Lord for the physical and spiritual benefit of His children. On February 27, 1833, as recorded in section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord revealed which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for the human body. He also promised health, protection, knowledge, and wisdom to those who obey the Word of Wisdom. In the Word of Wisdom, the Lord revealed that the following substances are harmful: *Alcoholic drinks (see D&C 89:5–7). *Tobacco (see D&C 89:8). *Tea and coffee (see D&C 89:9; latter-day prophets have taught that the term "hot drinks," as written in this verse, refers to tea and coffee). When people purposefully take anything harmful into their bodies, they are not living in harmony with the Word of Wisdom. Illegal drugs can especially destroy those who use them. The abuse of prescription drugs is also destructive spiritually and physically. The Lord also declared in the Word of Wisdom that the following foods are good: *Vegetables and fruits, which should be used "with prudence and thanksgiving" (see D&C 89:10–11). *The flesh "of beasts and of the fowls of the air," which is "to be used sparingly" (see D&C 89:12–13). *Grains such as wheat, rice, and oats, which are "the staff of life" (see D&C 89:14–17). Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mhy! ♥
We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. (Articles of Faith #8) We do regard it as a Holy Scripture. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Mhy! ♥
We are to have sexual relations only with our spouse to whom we are legally married. No one, male or female, is to have sexual relations before marriage. After marriage, sexual relations are permitted only with our spouse. The law of chastity encompasses more than sexual intercourse. Elder Spencer W. Kimball warned young people of other sexual sins: “Among the most common sexual sins our young people commit are necking and petting. Not only do these improper relations often lead to fornication, unwed pregnancy, and abortions—all ugly sins—but in and of themselves they are pernicious evils, and it is often difficult for youth to distinguish where one ends and another begins. They awaken lust and stir evil thoughts and sex desires. They are but parts of the whole family of related sins and indiscretions”. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Mhy! ♥
The Book of Mormon is a record of God's dealings with the people who lived in the ancient Americas. Prophets of the Lord engraved the original records on gold plates. On September 22, 1827, an angel named Moroni—the last Book of Mormon prophet—delivered these records to the Prophet Joseph Smith. By the gift and power of God, the Prophet Joseph translated the record into English. The primary purpose of the Book of Mormon is to convince all people "that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations. It teaches that all people "must come unto him, or they cannot be saved". Joseph Smith said that the Book of Mormon is "the keystone of our religion, and a man [will] get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book". Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mhy! ♥
Mormons help all people from all the walks of life. They are all our brothers and sisters and we love them. We are all children of God :) Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Mhy! ♥
As a young boy in 1820, Joseph Smith wanted to know which church was true. As he searched the Bible for help, he read that he should ask of God. Acting on this counsel, Joseph went into the woods near his home and prayed. Suddenly, a light shone above him and Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. When Joseph asked which church he should join, the Savior told him to join none of the churches then in existence because they were teaching incorrect doctrines. Through this experience and many others that followed, the Lord chose Joseph to be His prophet and to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church to the earth. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Mhy! ♥
-President Gordon B. Hinckley: "In the first place, we believe that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God. We believe that marriage may be eternal through exercise of the power of the everlasting priesthood in the house of the Lord. People inquire about our position on those who consider themselves so-called gays and lesbians. My response is that we love them as sons and daughters of God. They may have certain inclinations which are powerful and which may be difficult to control. Most people have inclinations of one kind or another at various times. If they do not act upon these inclinations, then they can go forward as do all other members of the Church. If they violate the law of chastity and the moral standards of the Church, then they are subject to the discipline of the Church, just as others are. We want to help these people, to strengthen them, to assist them with their problems and to help them with their difficulties. But we cannot stand idle if they indulge in immoral activity, if they try to uphold and defend and live in a so-called same-sex marriage situation. To permit such would be to make light of the very serious and sacred foundation of God-sanctioned marriage and its very purpose, the rearing of families." Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Mhy! ♥
Yes, we are Christians! By looking at the Church's complete name, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, you will notice it bears the name of the Savior Jesus Christ. We also strive to live according to His example and teachings-- and we believe that's the true meaning of Christianity. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Mhy! ♥
In the Church, we attend Sacrament service, Sunday school classes, activities, meetings and we perform baptisms for the living; on the other hand, in the Temple, we perform sacred ordinances such as proxy baptisms for the dead, endowments, sealings and Celestial marriage. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Mhy! ♥
Temples are places of learning. Their principal purpose is to provide ordinances necessary for the children of God to enable them to return to dwell with Him. Temple ordinances lead to the greatest blessings available through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Everything in the Church—the meetings and activities, the missionary efforts, the lessons taught and the hymns—all lead to the work done in holy temples. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Mhy! ♥
We have been given the nickname 'Mormons' by other people because of the scripture The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of the Savior Jesus Christ, that we are using in the Church along with the Bible. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Mhy! ♥
Yes, it is true. The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ among the Nephites soon after his resurrection. It puts forth the doctrines of the gospel, outlines the plan of salvation, and tells men what they must do to gain peace in this life and eternal salvation in the life to come. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Mhy! ♥
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He is a personage of spirit, without a body of flesh and bones. He is often referred to as the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of the Lord, or the Comforter. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Mhy! ♥
Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of all who have lived on earth. Many people, however, have died without being baptized. Others were baptized without proper authority. Because God is merciful, He has prepared a way for all people to receive the blessings of baptism. By performing proxy baptisms in behalf of those who have died, Church members offer these blessings to deceased ancestors. Individuals can then choose to accept or reject what has been done in their behalf. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Mhy! ♥
Baptism by immersion in water by one having authority is the first saving ordinance of the gospel and is necessary for an individual to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to receive eternal salvation. All who seek eternal life must follow the example of the Savior by being baptized and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. Immersion is a symbol of Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection. When we get baptized by immersion by someone that has the authority of Jesus Christ, we are burying our old, sinful life..coming out a clean, born again person. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Mhy! ♥
We should have faith in our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ and to our loving Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Mhy! ♥
When we die, our spirits will enter the spirit world and await the resurrection. At the time of the resurrection, our spirit and body will reunite, and we will be judged and received into a kingdom of glory. The glory we inherit will depend on the depth of our conversion and our obedience to the Lord's commandments. It will depend on the manner in which we have "received the testimony of Jesus". Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Mhy! ♥
No, not at all. We believe in only having 1 spouse, being faithful to him/her all throughtout our married life. Part of the history of the Church before was that God commanded chosen men in the Church to provide for the means of families during that time since there were brethren in the Church who were persecuted and killed, leaving their families husbandless and fatherless. The Lord knows what He is doing and what He says right, no matter what the world says, will always be right. We need to remember that the Lord is the one who sets what's right and what's wrong. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Mhy! ♥
We believe that our purpose in life is to come here on earth to gain a physical body, exercise our agency (ability to choose), learn and grow from life's experiences, have the happiness that comes from families, friends and Church and eventually prepare to go back to live with God again. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Mhy! ♥
Missionaries' message is centered on the Savior Jesus Christ and His Restored Gospel. This is the unique message we share to the world and to all we come in contact with. Through this message, people can receive the full blessings of the Gospel. They will come to know the complete picture of God's plan for them. Show more Show less