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Hi I'm Wendy

I love meeting new friends and discovering new places; even if it's just a new neighbor or different path on my morning walk.

About Me

I am a joyful mother of four. Peace is hard to come by in a house full of playful discovery and curious little minds, but I find it each day in my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I love teaching my children new things each day, and I pray that I will be able to teach them the gospel, and help them form strong testimonies while they are young. I try to keep things simple, and focus my efforts on things that will last forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it helps be to develop my personal relationship with Deity. The gospel tells me the things that the Lord has revealed. The things are the path back to him. I believe that each person should have their own individual relationship with God, through the gospel. I talk to him. I love him. And I testify that he talks to me through the Holy Ghost, and he loves me. He knows my individual challenges, needs, and circumstances better than anyone else can. He cares about the little things going on in my life. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ we learn the things that we should have faith in, the ways to obtain grace, and the actions that are pleasing to our Father in Heaven. The scriptures are the words from God throughout the ages, and the current living prophets reveals the mind and will of God to us in these days. Each aspect of the gospel, including attending and participating in church, is essential to developing my personal relationship with God. The Prophet Joseph Smith restored this gospel to the earth so that the power of God would again be on the earth. The power is so important in my life because it gives my leaders the authority to preform SAVING work in God's name. For instance, I was baptized by this authority. But I do not let my baptism stop there. I continually strive to keep that baptism promise with my God, making each thing I do a personal journey back to Him.

How I live my faith

I take my beliefs seriously and live them everyday. Certain opportunities I've been afforded, like going to college and getting married, have showed me that the Lord is pleased with my efforts. I haven't had as many challenges as some, but I try to gain a stronger testimony each and every day to prepare my life for the challenges that I know will someday come. Sometime the Lord asks hard things of me, but I know that he does not set impossible tasks. He will help me accomplish the things that are important to him. Each calling I've had in the gospel has surprised me. I think "Wow, the Lord think's I am capable of THAT?" But I've accepted each and everyone. Through these callings I've grown and learned thus becoming a better, stronger person. Then when the calling is over I go on to a new challenge although I like to call them opportunities for growth.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Wendy
Mormon women are strong! I mean this in a very core, personal sense. Not in a masculine, physical sense. They know who they are and they know what they are working toward. They work for things that are eternally important. They stand at the forefront of their communities, volunteer organizations, and most importantly their families. Together with their husbands they counsel to make decisions for the family, and raise up their children. Mormon do believe in the equality of WORTH of men and women, yet each are responsible for DIFFERENT roles. No one role is superior to the other, for they both must work in harmony. Without those differences there wouldn't be balance, for they each bring different, but VITAL contributions. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Wendy
Family is very important to us. Think about life after you die. What would you want it to be like? Everyone knows that you can't take material goods with you past the grave. Yes, they can be buried with you in tombs, but that is as far as it goes. We believe that we will be with our families after we die. We preform our marriages with power that binds us together, forever. Thus wouldn't you live your life with FAMILY as one of your highest priorities? If you knew it was all that you have now, that you will also have then, how would you treat it? I want to also address a personal experience. Family is important yes! But there is no set, one right way, for a family makeup. It may seem to the rest of the world that we stress having tons of children. I, myself, used to think that for some reason 7 was the magic number. But one of the most precious parts of this gospel is that it is for individuals. You have an INDIVIDUAL relationship with Heavenly Father. He knows your individual circumstances better than even you do yourself because he knows the "end for the beginning". So he knows for you what will happen. Will you have a very challenging child? Maybe in the future one of your children will have an accident and become disabled. He will see fit to prompt you to have few children. Maybe you will be very successful at parenting and the Lord will want to send many your way. We decide for ourselves, with our agency, how many children we want to have; then we wait and see how many we are able to have. I've know many women who wanted the control, but discovered the Lord was in control. So I share this personal experience to sweep away misunderstanding about the Mormon ideal huge family. Families is the church are still righteous, doing good, if they only have one, two or no children at all. Even our beloved prophet Thomas S. Monson only has three. It is different for each family, and only the Lord truly knows what is best for each of us. Show more Show less