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 Kathleen

I grew up in Michigan, USA. I am surviving my son's suicide. He was 33 when he died three years ago. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I retired from our home based Web design business last year. Now I spend time gardening, reading and trying out new recipes. Recently I got a start for sourdough bread and have been experimenting with it. Before that I figured out how to make Belgium waffles with rice flour. I also like to travel with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was in the fourth generation of a large family raised in a church that taught that the Book of Mormon was true but that the LDS were apostates; heaviest emphasis on the apostate part. I never doubted either of those basic teachings until that church stopped using the Book of Mormon and began embracing some things I knew to be wrong. After many many sets of missionaries I joined the Church because of the Book of Mormon. My testimony of the rest of the truth of the Church didn’t come for a long time but when it did it was dramatic. The Book of Mormon has literally been the rock of my salvation. There is just no other explanation for its existence except for the one given within its own pages.

How I live my faith

Having no family close by I love it that the Church is full of "sisters." They really care about each other and watch out for one another. In a time of tragedy I experienced that first hand. Besides having "sisters," my visiting teaching calling has provided me with "daughters." One of them even looks a lot like me! With these daughters have come some pretty amazing "grandchildren," too. I can't imagine what my life would be like without them.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

In our home my husband and I are partners. We had a "decent" marriage before joining the church but it is so much better now. We enjoy a comfortable relationship that I would never have dreamed possible. Recently a friend at church told me it was obvious that my husband “dotes” on me. I am truly loved and cherished but not stifled. I have my own checking account! And, we both have “veto power” on all decisions. I am grateful for my husband’s involvement in the Church. Since his baptism a few years ago all the really sweet things about him have gotten sweeter. Show more Show less