What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Devin

I'm a college student who's proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pennsylvania. I'm the oldest of five kids, and I'm currently studying Political Science. I'm an avid sports fan, and hope to one day get a Master's Degree in Sports Administration.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been born into a family of practicing Mormons, I wasn't always sure that I believed these things on my accord. Reading the Book of Mormon, and gaining a personal conviction of its truthfulness, has influenced me to continue on this path to the end. I know that the Book of Mormon is from God, and that we can each gain that witness from God. He loves us, and wants what is best for us.

How I live my faith

I live it every day! I oversee the local church scripture classes, and help our teachers to reach the members. It's an incredible opportunity to learn more about God, and his plan and love for us. I love reading from the Bible, and right now we are studying from the Old Testament. I also attend the local congregation regularly, sharing experiences with youth my age.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Devin
The name stems from the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture that was translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was called by God to translate the book, which has helped millions of people come closer to God. As the church began to grow, Christians in the area sought to differentiate themselves from the growing faith. The name stuck, and we embrace it to this day, though sometimes people believe this means we don't believe in Christ. That couldn't be further from the truth! Show more Show less