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 Randal

I'm a father, husband, student, researcher and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of three young children. I love spending time with my family, playing basketball, weight lifting and surfing. For the past 8 years I have been in university and will continue to be a university student for the next 7 years (it will be worth it in the end).

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 18 years old two missionaries taught me about Joseph Smith and the restoration of Christ's church. I wanted to learn more, but had no intention of joining any church. They invited me to read a passage in the book of Mormon (Moroni 10:4-7). After I read this, they asked me to pray to know in my heart, whether or not this work is true. At first I was skeptical, but I thought, why not give it a try. So, I prayed as openly as I could to know if this was indeed God's true church. As I prayed, a peaceful, warm feeling came over me. I felt that this was true. I had not been searching for religion, but it found me. And from that point forward, no matter what questions I had, or still have, I always have that feeling in my heart that this is the gospel of Jesus Christ in it's absolute fullest. I am a very logical person, a scientist by profession. I tend to want answers and proof for everything. Religion, however, does not work by logic and reason. God requires us to have faith, to believe in things which cannot be proven. I have faith that this church is the most complete of all the churches that exist in the world. I know that I am where my Father in Heaven wants me to be and doing what He wants me to do. I believe all people who go about doing good work are blessed by God and that God answers the prayers of those who are faithful in other Christian sects and other religions. However, I do believe that through being a member of this church, I get the absolute most out of life. I have a greater understanding of who I am, where I am from, why I am here and where I am going.

How I live my faith

I assist others at church through teaching and providing council. I do my best to live the principles of the church and be an example to those around me.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

We donate a portion of our income in order to help others, to support church programs and build new church buildings. The donation of 10% of our income (tithing) is a principle that has existed since the times of the Old Testament. Show more Show less