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 Nate

I'm a husband and father. I'm a nurse and a graduate student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband to a wonderful woman who has blessed my life. We have the privilege of raising a happy and joyful two year old. We also are humbled to have a baby daughter to expect in our home in the coming months. I am a registered nurse that has taken leave to pursue a graduate degree in healthcare administration. Nursing provided me a way to reach individuals in a caring manner that I may never have made contact with before, and I enjoyed that opportunity. I have many hobbies and most revolve around wrestling my little boy or playing sports. I really enjoy living life in ways that are new and exciting.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like many who come from religious upbringings, I had the occasion to question the teachings in front of me. Because of this, I strayed from the path of happiness. I traded joy for fun, happiness for pleasure. Thankfully, through the workings of the Holy Ghost, my family, and many honest friends I had experiences similar to the prodigal son; moments Jesus depicted in the Gospel of Luke when the prodigal son “came to himself”. These coupled with improved decision making lead me to the feet of the Savior, and heart-felt redemption through the atonement of Christ. A short time after feeling the weight of sin lifted from my shoulders, I received a witness from the Holy Ghost that eternally impressed my soul concerning the truth of the Book of Mormon and the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve individuals inside and outside of the church. Many of the positions that I have held in the church have led me to extending my assistance to people who may not share the same beliefs. I had the opportunity to serve a full-time two-year mission which involved many countless hours of service to the communities in which I lived. My biggest contribution to my community is the way that I strive to live my life in the aid of others, and more importantly in how I am attempting to raise my child to grow into a kind and selfless adult.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

The fundamental principle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the faith in, reliance upon, and relationship with Jesus Christ. We regard Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. Everyone on the earth today has made mistakes. All of us have come short of the perfect example that Christ set for us. The problem is the laws of God state that “no unclean person…hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” (Ephesians 5:5) Because of these laws, we needed a way to be cleansed from these sins and mistakes. God knew that we would fall short of perfection and by His grace he provided us a Savior, Jesus Christ. Being a perfect soul without blemish, Jesus was capable and willing to take upon Himself our sins. Because He paid the penalty for our sins, the atonement, we must take upon ourselves His name to reap the blessings of forgiveness. We do this by having faith in Christ, admitting and repenting of our sins, and being baptized in the true and restored church of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less