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 Adrienne Carol

I grew up in Ohio. I'm about to become a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 23 year old woman living in Ohio, and I'm married to an incredible man. I'm in the process of building a photography business. I'm going to be a mom in October. I've spent years working in retail, but for now, I'm staying at home trying to take care of my body and this baby!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my father and mother were already Mormons. As a result, I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After moving away from home, I realized that it was important that I know for myself what I believed. I was in the process of reading the book of Mormon from beginning to end, and through a series of events in my life, found myself living near Phoenix, AZ. On the day I knew I was going to finish the book, I went to the grounds of the Arizona Temple in Mesa, AZ. I read the last few chapters of the Book of Mormon, and felt that I was ready to pray and ask Heavenly Father if the book was a true book, and if being a member of the church was the right path for me. As I knelt under the orange tree and prayed so sincerely, I felt the clear answer come, and I couldn't have been more shocked! It was almost like someone had said to me, plain as day, "Duh. You already knew it was true." I did know it was true then, and I know that it's true now. The Book of Mormon is true. If you have any doubts, all you have to do is read it. I know that Heavenly Father knows me, and understands my needs. As I turn to the scriptures, studying the old and new testaments, as well as the Book of Mormon, and other books of scripture, I feel a power in my life that I wouldn't have otherwise. I know that prayers are answered. I know that families were intended to be eternal. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that he suffered and died for me. Knowing that all these things are true is the reason I'm a Mormon. It's not the easiest life to lead, but I've tried living life with and without my faith, and I'm so much happier with it.

How I live my faith

I work in the library at church, helping teachers find the materials that they need for their classes. In my family, we pray together regularly, read sacred scripture, and we plan to teach our children about the remarkable blessings of the Gospel.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Adrienne Carol
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is a wonderful blessing that has been given to each and every one of us. Because none of us are capable of living a sinless life, our loving Father in Heaven sent us His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to live a sinless life, and then suffer and die for us, a task only He could perform. Because of this sacrifice, we are given the opportunity to repent of our sins and have closer relationships with both Heavenly Father, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. The suffering wasn't enough, as Christ willingly gave his life, He broke the bands of death, making it possible for us to live again after this life is over. It's as if Christ pleads for us to His Father saying something along the lines of, "Father, I suffered this pain so that they wouldn't have to if they would only come to me." Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Adrienne Carol
Yes. Absolutely. My mom died when I was six years old, and I grew up believing that I'd be able to be with her again. When I was married to my husband, we made a commitment to the Lord and to each other that extends through eternity. As we prepare to welcome a new child into our family, we feel comfort in knowing that no matter what happens to any of us, we have the opportunity to be together forever. Show more Show less