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 Merle

I live in Pennsylvania. My wife and I are the parents of four busy children.

About Me

My wife and I live in Pennsylvania, where I work as a hospital administrator. We are the parents of four busy children. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, reading, traveling, trying to be good at golf, following BYU football, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but I remember the day I learned for myself that the Book of Mormon was true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. As I have lived the principles taught by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it has brought happiness to my life and to my family. The more I live these principles, the more I feel the Holy Ghost testify to me that they are correct principles and that I am on a path in life that is pleasing to God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good husband and father. I try to be a good neighbor. I donate a portion of my income monthly to help the poor and needy and I volunteer in my community. Once a month, I visit Mormon congregations other than my own to speak about Gospel principles during their Sunday services.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture comparable to the Bible. While the Bible is the record of ancient prophets in the Old World, the Book of Mormon is a record of prophets in the New World and is named after one of these prophets. After his resurrection, Christ also appeared to the ancient inhabitants of America--this is recorded in the Book of Mormon. We believe the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Show more Show less