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 Kelsi

I am a Colorado raised marketing student at BYU

About Me

I was born in San Diego, moved to Minnesota, and grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. I love kids, helping people, being active, traveling, food, music, and missionary work. My family and the gospel are the most important things to me. I love snowboarding, tennis, hockey, running, sports, and reggae. I got my associates at BYU-Hawaii, served a mission in Sao Paulo Brazil, studied abroad at ISCTE business school in Lisbon, Portugal, and am finishing my business marketing degree at BYU Marriott School with a minor in Portuguese.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I received a personal witness that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God's church restored on earth, through a living prophet Joseph Smith. I chose to follow the spiritual prompting I received.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by maintaining a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I pray to Him daily and read the scriptures to find answers to my prayers. I seek to do God's will above my own and honor covenants I made at my baptism.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Kelsi
Faith can influence our relationships because when we do our part, we can count on the Lord to do the rest. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Kelsi
God never changes, so if there were prophets anciently, then yes there is a prophet today Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kelsi
No, Mormons strive to help everyone! Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Kelsi
In a Mormon service, there are three meetings for an hour each. First, is the sacrament, next is sunday school, and last the boys and girls split up. Everyone is invited to attend and attending is best way to learn what a service is like. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Kelsi
God is our living Heavenly Father. He has a body just like us. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Kelsi
The Church finances its operations with tithing. Members donate 10% of their income to the church. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Kelsi
The Relief Society is the largest womens organization in the world where women come together to learn about Christ and find ways to serve each other. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Kelsi
We worship God, not prophets. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Kelsi
The atonement of Jesus Christ is when He died for us & bled from every pore. He felt all the sins & burdens of the world & did this so we can be forgiven. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kelsi
Yes, husbands and wives can be together forever. We have temples where we can perform this sacred ordinance of marriage to be sealed for time & eternity. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Kelsi
Mormon temples are used for worship. It is a house of God and we go there to make covenants and receive personal revelation. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Kelsi
Yes, Mormons are Christians. I believe Christ is my redeemer and savior. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Kelsi
Mormons don't pay their clergy because that's how religion is not business. Mormon clergy are dedicated volunteers and delight in serving. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Kelsi
Joseph Smith was a prophet, just like Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Kelsi
A testimony is a spiritual witness you have received that something is true, whether it be an answer to a prayer or a personal experience that leads you to believe in a certain truth. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Kelsi
Baptism is how we accept Christ. It is a commandment to live with God again. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Kelsi
We can know our Father in Heaven by having faith, a sincere desire and praying. If we listen, God speaks to us.  Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Kelsi
You can know Mormonism is true by asking God, through prayer with a sincere desire to really know if its true. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Kelsi
Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet today. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Kelsi
We believe that the Bible is the word of God. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Kelsi
We believe in the Bible because it is a way we can learn about God and His plan for us Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Kelsi
The Book of Mormon was written by prophets who were inspired by God. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Kelsi
The law of chastity is a law of God that prohibits sexual relationships outside of marriage. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Kelsi
The Word of Wisdom is a commandment from God for us to take care of our bodies. Our bodies are temples and we should treat them that way. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Kelsi
The purpose of life is to learn and grow and prepare to live with God again. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Kelsi
Baptism is for the remission of sins. Its a commitment to be born again and gives us a clean start. Baptism is for church membership. Baptism allows us to receive the gift of the holy ghost and live with God after we die. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Kelsi
We can receive answers to our prayers through the Holy Ghost. I know I feel the Holy Ghost when I feel love for others or have new ideas in my mind. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Kelsi
The church is growing because it is true. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Kelsi
God calls Mormon prophets. We do not vote. Show more Show less