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 K. Carter

I grew up in the Southern United States. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in 1961. I grew up playing baseball and football all the time. I'm married and have 4 children. I love fishing, reading, and spending time with my family. I have a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and work in the software industry.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 17 years old I was praying very earnestly over a period of weeks asking the Lord if the Book of Mormon was a true book of scripture authorized by Him (as is the Bible). On one particular occasion while praying, I received an unmistakeable answer to my prayer that it is true. The answer was so powerful that it left no doubt in my mind that it was not of my own imagination. From that day forward, I knew that if the Book of Mormon was God's word, the church that proclaimed it to the world must also be authorized by God. Since that time I have had many experiences in my lifetime that simply reaffirm the truth of the message that this church teaches. I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me over and over that I should continue to follow in this path. I am a very thoughtful person by nature, and I don't follow things blindly. For me, I need proof or some tangible evidence before I am likely to believe or agree with something. I guess that's why God answered my prayer at 17 and has been reaffirming that ever since. The doctrine and other teachings of this church are remarkable. The depth of the teachings about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, for example, are really something special. This church has taught me that He is real, that He is accessible to everyone, and that he wants to communicate with us. Having God in my life has made all the difference in the world for me.

How I live my faith

I am a sunday school teacher to adults in my congregation. I served a full-time mission when I was 19 years old in the San Diego, California area and learned to speak Spanish with the hispanic community there.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

K. Carter
I don't claim to be an authority on this question, but if sharing my own experience can be helpful to someone I'm happy to do it. When I was 17, I had become interested in religion. I simply wanted to know if God was there and, as I said, I had a specific question that I wanted to get answered. And I persisted until God answered. I have spoken with many people who have had similar experiences. Two women that I met in San Diego (unrelated to each other), for example, told me that they persisted in prayer just like I did and He answered them in very powerful and unmistakable ways. These were women who were not members of the LDS faith who were looking for answers on the subject of religion and happened to meet me when I was a missionary living nearby. And there have been many others. God is real. And he wants his children to communicate with him. That is one of the greatest truths that we can ever know. Show more Show less