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 Alexa

I'm a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read, cook, travel, visit museums, and spend time with my husband and family. My dream is to move to my husband's home country in Europe, raise a family, and work in a museum.

Why I am a Mormon

"Men are that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25) I am happiest when I live gospel principles and follow the commandments of God. I am a Mormon because serving Jesus Christ and following his teachings has brought me more happiness than any other thing or person on the Earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by sharing it with others through word and deed. A simple smile, a note, a word of encouragement or anything that would lift someone else are examples of how I live my faith.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Since I was a little girl I have learned that I am a child of a heavenly father and that he loves me. I was taught that I could pray to Heavenly Father and that he would hear my prayers and answer them. Over the 21 years of my life I have come to know my Father in Heaven through prayer. Just like talking to a friend helps you to get to know them better, talking to our Heavenly Father through prayer can help us to know him. Show more Show less

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

Tithing is a commandment of God and the resources generated from tithing are used to build the church, temporally and spiritually. Tithing funds are used temporally to build chapels and temples, support those in need and more. But the real blessing of tithing is that it spiritually builds the testimony and character of members of the church. As I pay tithing each week, I can feel the power of God in my life. Paying tithing is one of the ways I let Heavenly Father know that I love him and it is a small way of giving back some of the great blessings that he has given me. During times of financial difficulty it can be difficult to pay tithing, but the outpouring of the love and blessings of God make it worth every penny. It truly is a blessing and an opportunity to pay tithing! Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Members of the church do not drink coffee, tea, or alcohol because these are substances that God has asked us to not partake of. These substances can have harmful effects on the body. They are also highly addictive. I choose not to drink of these substances not only because it is a commandment of God, but also because of their addictive qualities. Many of my friends and family members who are not members of the Church lament that they cannot get through the day without partaking in one or more of these substances. They wish that they had never chosen to partake of them at all because their lives are bound to their consumption. I am grateful for the freedom and blessings that come from obeying the Word of Wisdom. Show more Show less