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 Jordan Hunter

I grew up in Arizona. I study psychology and statistics in college. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Glendale, Arizona as the third child of four. I love to play basketball and am a big fan of the Phoenix Suns. I played basketball for my high school. For hobbies, I enjoy playing the piano, reading, philosophizing, and mountain biking. I really enjoy cooking and am not afraid to try new and weird foods. Heights, however, do scare me. I am currently a college student studying psychology and statistics.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up a Mormon, I was not very committed to the faith until late in high school. Growing up, I struggled with frequent feelings of depression, had little confidence in myself, and felt defensive against others. One day I heard a hymn, in which the words said, “God be with you…” The words brought a calm peace to me. I reflected on the feeling and realized that I had not made God a part of my life. I committed to reading The Book of Mormon and praying everyday. As I did this, I began to see the world differently. I had greater love for others and felt confident and happy. It was a great change. Of course, change often meets resistance. Being inquisitive and a deep reader/thinker, I found challenges to my faith and the light I and experienced. I had difficult questions, and doubt began to rise. Had my experience, my change, been real? I continued to study The Book of Mormon, pray, and read. Understanding slowly came. Not all questions had been answered, but I learned that I can live and progress in the truth although I may not have all the truth. A great trial happened recently when my brother passed away to a drug overdose. It was the hardest experience of my life, and years later, still takes its toll on me each day. Yet through the knowledge of the gospel and the healing power of Christ, I have a kinder heart than ever, and have a sure knowledge that I will one day be able to see my brother again. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am a better person; I am better fit to help and bless others, and make the world a better place.

How I live my faith

Education and service to others are two powerful components of how I live my faith. God wants each of us to learn, while at the same time not forgetting others. I think that learning can be a service to others. With greater knowledge and wisdom, we are more capable of blessing the lives of others.