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 Steve

I'm a student involved in scientific research, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying biochemistry. I love science and the opportunities it gives me to improve others' lives and understand the world around me. I enjoy hiking, watching good movies, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents who are both Mormon, but I gained my own testimony of the Restoration of the gospel while growing up and while serving as a Mormon missionary. I've read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it is true. God answered my prayer and told me it is true. I've also prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and received the same answer. I know we have a prophet on the earth today, President Thomas S. Monson. Most importantly, I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World, and that if I follow His teachings I will be happy for eternity. This knowledge came to me as I studied and prayed and lived the teachings of the gospel, and I continue to do those things now so I can help others and become more like Christ.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in the LDS church, where I am given the opportunity to help others and practice new skills. In my most recent calling, I helped members of the church in my area find employment. I have also helped manage church finances. I also enjoy serving as a home teacher, where I am given the opportunity to teach and be a friend to specific members of the local congregation.

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Mormons believe that there is much more to life than our life on earth. God has spoken to prophets and revealed that we are eternal beings. We can live with God for eternity, continuing to learn and progress with our families. I want to live forever with God and with my family, and have His help while I'm here on earth. The idea of eternal life gives me hope and encouragement to be a good person and follow the teachings of Christ even when times are hard, or when everyone around me is focused on other things. Show more Show less