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 John Robert Mallernee

I'm a disabled war veteran and a Mormon convert.

About Me

I'm a singer/songwriter and a Viet Nam war veteran. I served a full-time mission for The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints guarding a cattle ranch in Utah, where my mission companion was a border collie named "Ringo". I really love watching or riding on railroad trains.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints because what they teach is true. I have read and compared the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and both books are the word of God, verifying that Jesus Christ overcame death and sin, and thus, by His loving sacrifice and atonement, it is now guaranteed that we also shall be resurrected from our graves.

How I live my faith

As a disabled war veteran, divorced, with no children, I spend most of my time alone in my room. The divinely inspired inventions of the home computer and the World Wide Web have made it possible to share and discuss the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with total strangers around the world. This technology also makes it possible to pay tithing electronically, to assist the Church in organizing genealogical records, to study the scriptures, to read Church publications, to watch Church broadcasts, and to maintain a personal journal.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

John Robert Mallernee
The scriptures are very plain regarding this question. We are saved by grace after all that we can do. In other words, we must first make an honest effort to obey the will of God, and then, after we've done everything we can do, then God, who is our Father, will do His part to help us. Jesus Christ has taught that we must ask before it can be given, we must knock before the door is opened, and we must seek before we can find. This same eternal principle is also true when someone desires to learn if the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and if they should be baptized into The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less