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 Jenny Thompson

I'm a Southern Belle without an accent, a blogger, a wife & a lover of children's literature. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a newlywed housewife who loves children's literature, discovering delicious recipes to cook for my husband, researching my family history, couponing, and keeping a clean house. I hope to be a mother some day in the near future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in Louisiana in a traditional Protestant home. My roots were grounded deep in charity, Southern hospitality, and Christian love. As a child my parents read me many Bible stories, and I came to appreciate their beauty and moralistic nature. In my teenage years, I began to ask more & more questions about religion, and found there were many questions that could not be answered using the Bible alone because people interpreted it so differently. I wanted to know what my individual purpose on earth was, and the purpose of mankind as a whole, and despite my desperate studies & many attempts to just go on with my life, I found that my mind kept returning to that one simple question. Why am I here? For 10 years I tried to glean truth from every faith that I was exposed to. The first day that I walked into a "Mormon" church, I sensed something different. There was a sort of glow about the people. I later realized that that glow was the Holy Ghost, and it was a manifestation of love. 2 missionaries sat with me during Sunday school and explained unfamiliar concepts to me. At the end of Sunday school, one of the missionaries said something that changed my life forever. "You know," he said, "we can tell you what we believe all day, but the only way for you to know the truth is for you to ask God yourself." Through all of my struggles & searching, it never occurred to me that I could directly petition God for an answer. That very same day I went home, read the portion of the Book of Mormon that the missionaries had marked for me, and I said a simple prayer asking to know if it was true. The answer came instantly. I was filled with same love I had felt as I walked into the church building that morning. I knew I'd found my truth. The next day I met with the missionaries. They taught me the plan of salvation, and in so doing I finally received the answer to my question. I am here to prepare to be with God again.

How I live my faith

My mother once told me that no matter what happens to you or how others treat you, you should always keep on loving those around you. I try to make my life one of service. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have had so many wonderful opportunities to serve others. From serving as a full-time missionary to teaching primary aged children songs of faith to showing compassion for sisters who are in need, I have come to realize that my mother's advice remains in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ. There are so many people around us that just need to be loved, and I am so grateful for every opportunity I get to show them they are not alone.

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

Jenny Thompson
Mormons believe that the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. It is part of our standard works, a collection of books including the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine & Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, which are all regarded as Holy Scripture. Show more Show less