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 Ken

I'm originally from New York and have been a Mormon since I was ten years old.

About Me

I enjoy cars as a hobby -- have since I was a child. More of an admirer than a restorer. I enjoy photography, working in my yard, and my family. I have three children, and I work in the healthcare industry.

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the Mormon church when I was ten years old. At that time, I joined because my parents did. The story of our baptismal day is evidence to me, now many years later, that this was what Jesus Christ wanted our family to do. We were baptized in the winter. On the night before our baptism, it snowed over two feet. The road in front of our home was impassable. We watched my dad as he cleared the driveway two times, each to a snow-filled road that remained impassable. As the time approached for us to have to either leave or call the event off, a V-plow came down our road and cleared the snow. My dad cleared the driveway - again - and we were on our way! Being a Mormon has been a critical part of my life. It is provided me a foundation, perspective, and meaning to all that I do. I know that my baptism was the right thing to do, though at the time it was not something that I could really appreciate. Now, I could not be without it.

How I live my faith

I have been involved in a variety of service opportunities since my baptism many years ago. As a youth I held leadership positions in our young men's program. As a young adult, I served a mission for the Mormon church. In my married years, I have helped to teach youth, work in the scouting program as a merit badge counselor, and had opportunity to lead in our men's organization. Currently I volunteer as a secretary for our area leaders. All of these service opportunities have been wonderful experiences for me. I also visit members of our congregation on a monthly basis. This helps me to get to know them, and try to find ways to help them in their life, whether with their physical needs, spiritual needs or support. These friendships are very important to me.

What is the First Vision?

The First Vision is the experience that occurred to the church's founding Prophet, Joseph Smith, when he ws 14 years old. He sought to know which church was right, and in answer to his prayer, received a visitation from our Father in Heaven and His literal Son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Stopping the spread and influence of pornography is a significant challenge. We need to be active in our communities, in our political processes and do our part to elect and support people and businesses that support our beliefs and values about pornography. The single best thing that we can do is to unify and not participate in it in any manner. Any enterprise or industry that does not receive support will ultimately fail. And we need to help our families and friends do the same... Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Mormons are absolutely Christians. This is probably one of the largest misconceptions about the church. Because of the Prophet Joseph Smith, we belive in Jesus Christ as a literal son of our Father in Heaven and that they are two separate people. This view differs from other Christian religions that might believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one being. We believe them to be separate being, unified in purpose. Show more Show less