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 Hannah.

I'm newly married and love being a member of the true and living church.

About Me

I grew up in central California, with a wonderful family of two parents and seven kids. The church is very strong there, and I am blessed to have lived in the mission field. I now go to college in Utah and am going to graduate soon as a violin performance major. My husband and I married in the Oakland Temple a year ago, and live happily now as college students.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but there is a time in everyone's life when they need to have their own testimony. When I was young, I leaned quite a bit on my parents. But I recall a time in primary, when I was around 6 or 7 years old, when I felt the Spirit strongly for the first time. Singing hymns and primary songs always helped and still help me feel the Spirit. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true and living church on this earth today. The priesthood is an incredible and essential gift from God that blesses my life and the lives of many every single day. I know that Joseph Smith was a true and inspired prophet, and that Thomas S. Monson leads the world today in truth and righteousness. I know that prayer is essential in this life, and it is the best way to feel close to our Heavenly Father. God loves each and every one of us, as we are His children. Jesus Christ atoned for our sins so that we can live again someday. I know all of this by faith, and have discovered for myself by prayer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others and by making friends with people who have similar beliefs. I also try and reach out to those who do not know of the true and living gospel. Everyone deserves to hear of our Heavenly Father's plan! Since my husband and I were married in the temple, we work very hard to keep the covenants and promises we made with God. We do so by attending one of the many temples every month. My husband and I were just released from one of my favorite callings I've ever had: teaching young 10 year olds about the gospel! They were such great examples to me.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. He reestablished the true gospel, and so the members of the church recognize him as an important and inspired man and prophet. However, he was just part of God's plan to bring back the truth to the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Mormons do not practice polygamy anymore. It was a commandment given to Joseph Smith when the pioneers were crossing the plains. It was commanded because many men were dying along the way, and women were left alone. The commandment served its purpose, and we now only practice monogamous marriages. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

If I were not a member of the Mormon Church, I have no idea what my life would be like. It is the biggest most important part of who I am. There are great people that I have met through the church, but most importantly, I know that I am a child of God. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

We believe in eternal life because the life we live now is just a small part of God's plan for us. Before we came to earth we lived in heaven, and we will live in heaven again after this life. What we do on this earth affects what will happen to us in the next life. Therefore, the person we marry and the children we have will be an integral part in the life hereafter. Show more Show less