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 Airiel

I'm a 28 year Assistant controller. The aunt of 8 amazing nieces and nephews. I'm a college graduate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 28 year old college grad working at paying off my debit with my awesome Job. I live with my sister, her husband and their 4 kids. it gets a little crazy around the house but for the most part things are really good. I'm working at a trucking company as the assistant controller and am really happy there. I'm attending the singles ward in town. I have an awesome calling and several standing appointments that keep me busy as well as other things that just crop up. thats an interesting bit of life but still fun. That pretty much me right now. work, school, social life, sleep, that's my life and I enjoy it for the most part. :-)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but lost my faith when I moved to college. I gradually immersed myself in the ways of the world. I was looking for something to make me happy, but could not find it. I found many things that gave temporary fulfillment and happiness, but nothing that was lasting. I needed something to lift me up, my world slowly darkened until I felt the world was out to get me. There was not fairness or equality just attacks and injustice. I felt I was being cheated by everyone, when I was really cheating myself. I eventually realized I was searching in the wrong place. When I began to come back to church I did it out of respect for my sister who I had moved in with. I didn't want her to have to explain to her kids why I wasn't going to church, but I wasn't interested in being there, at least not at first. Gradually I began to feel again, to remember the feelings of the gospel. To know the happiness that is found no where else. I remember going back to the temple for the first time in years, the feeling of home that was there. The love that I felt there was overwhelming. I know that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ, I know that Salvation can be reached only through repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know his priesthood has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and it continues to bless my life. I want to be married for time and all eternity in His house and return to His presence. I know life is hard but with the gospel everything can be endured and overcome. It is the constant in the world that is so inconsistent. It blesses my life and the life of my family.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything I do. I work in the temple on Saturdays in addition to my Sunday duties. I teach members of my ward how to prepare to enter into the temple every week. I try to share my testimony with my students as they prepare to enter that sacred place. I visit with members of my ward and others to build them up. I often work with friends who are much younger to help them deal with emotional or social pressures and stresses that they are not yet comfortable dealing with on their own. I help them understand their worth and guide them to those who can help if I can not.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Modesty and Chastity are interrelated. In my own life as I lost my faith when I was young immodesty was a stepping stone the breaking the law of chastity. As I lost my understanding of my worth I thought I the only way someone would be interested in me is if I bared more and more of my body. This was not so, but it gradually lead me down a path to mingle with people who delighted in immorality. It lead to my own Immorality. As I returned to the gospel and my faith I found that my modesty was a prize that kept me from influences that would lead me back to that dark path. I have found great uplifting people who share my standards. It is a comfort to me to know that my modesty is respected, that I have more respected because of it. Modesty and Chastity should be cherished and protected. As I teach my nieces to be modest as well i encourage them to know that they keep their bodies safe when they are modest. As they keep their bodies safe so do they keep their spirits and minds safe as well. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mormon's live like everyone else. They work, go to school, raise their families, attend church and social functions. They try to raise their children and conduct their lives in accordance to what they believe is right including following the tenants of the gospel, some of which involves not drinking Coffee, tea, or Alcohol, living chaste lives before marriage, and complete fidelity after marriage. They read the Bible and Book of Mormon and live the commandments given in them. They attend games and play with their kids, they try to strengthen their communities and friends to the best of their abilities. Show more Show less