What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 reba

I grew up in West Virginia and am studying Physical Therapy.

About Me

I'm a full time college student. I am majoring in Physical Therapy. I live my life by Faith  

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Baptist Church, but there were many questions that I had that no one could give me an answer to. I started to have doubts and after the loss of a friend I began to "hate" God. I thought "How could someone with so much love take this person away from me?" After all this had happened I slowly started to slip out of church. I quit attending youth activates, quit showing up on Sunday, and even gave up on praying. I thought if God gave up on me I'll just give up on him. Two years went by and I was on vacation and I just felt like I was being convicted and knew that it was time for me to change my ways. I was at the beach for two months and really didn't think that I could do anything about it; but the convictions became stronger. I had returned home from vacation and was walking my dog around the block when he decided to run up to these two guys in black pants and a fancy white shirt. I was like great who are these guys. They started to talk to me and they were very friendly. They told me they were missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and asked me a few questions and I agreed to meet with them the following day. About a week later I was thinking that the Book of Mormon was a bunch of nonsense; so the missionaries told me to pray about it, and I did. I was doing endurance laps one evening and I was listening to John R. Rice on my ipod, and he had said something about "Step out of that box, what do you have to lose?" I felt like he was talking to me, so I took a literal step and this overwhelming sensation came over me and I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was at peace. A few weeks after that I was baptized and am very glad that I did this.

How I live my faith

I attend Institute, where I learn more about The Book of Mormon. I venture out with the missionaries to share my conversion story. I sometimes teach the young adults class when asked to do so. I read my Scriptures daily, and pray about what I read. I keep a journal and in it I write my feelings when I am reading Scriptures and refer back to it when things are not going too great.