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 Todd

I am a Husband a Father a Physical Therapist and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 45 year-old man who has been happily married for 23 years to the same wonderful woman. I have two children. A wonderful Son 21 years-old and a truly lovely daughter, 16 years-old. I graduated with a degree in physical therapy in the Mid West 1994. I own a private PT practice. I love horses, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, skiing, motorcycles, off-roading, football, basketball and my work. The thing I love most of all is my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors left prominent lives in England and the East Coast U.S. along with lucrative business and farms to Join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They sacrificed much and came to the desert of Utah. I was born to a Mormon Family that lives the religion. I grew up in this environment. I alway felt good about the Mormon doctrine. As I got older I begain to studied as many different religions as I could. I studied the teachings of Jesus Christ. I realized that the fullness of Jesus Christ Gospel was on the earth when he lived 2000 years ago. After Jesus Christ was crucified those who killed the Savior also killed many Christians. Jesus Christ Church fell into a state of apostasy. Many different churches sprung up over time, mostly from good people trying to live Christ teachings. However, none of the churches had the FULLNESS of Christ's teaching because of the apostasy. In preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ there needed to be a restoration of all things, including the fullness of Jesus Christ's teaching and church. So God proceeded to work a marvelous work and a wonder as prophesied in the Bible and again called a prophet to restore the fullness of Jesus Christs teachings and gospel. I read and studied it out in my own mind, then I went to the source of all truth and asked God. I received a powerful witness by the Holy Ghost and came to an understanding of why my ancestors were willing to change their lives to follow the Savior. So with this knowledge, I am a Mormon and try my best to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all I do and say. I have truly been blessed to know this for my self.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in all I do. I have worked with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures and Varsity Scouts. I have been a Scout Master working with many youth groups and this has been a highlight in my life. I have been able to use my love of the out-doors while I have worked with the youth. I have been on many scout trips, back packing, river rafting, Mountain biking, bouldering, spelunking etc. I have been able to use my love for horses to carry our equipment on camp-outs. To really live as the Savior lived, means to love one another as Jesus loves you. To be kind to others in all that you say and do. To love others means to put their needs before your own. I have the opportunity to practice this type of life, not only with my family, but in my church and community service. In the church, I am assigned to look after two families. I go and visit them monthly and take a spiritual message. I currently serve as a councilor to our bishop and am assigned to work with the youth in our congregation. I also serve in the community and I am a member of the Kiwanis Club. My testimony and knowledge of the Jesus Christ has taught me: 1. Who am I? (A child of God) 2. Why am I here on earth? (First Prove to God and myself that I can keep his commandment or repent and become God like. Second, Get a physical body) 3. Where am I going after this earth life? (To live with my Father in Heaven and friends and family). "Families are forever" I would like to be an example to others in all that I do, that they will desire the same insight and knowledge. I believe that living Jesus Christ's teachings is the only way to be truly happy. This means not only on this earth but throughout eternity. The best chance for peace and happiness in life is to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. He is more than a carpenter, he is the Son of God and he taught us how to live. To find true happiness you have to care for others more than your self just as Jesus cares for you.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Jesus Christ through living prophets, the first in these latter days being Joseph Smith. Show more Show less