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 Ian

I love trumpets, cats, and video games. I also love serving the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in San Diego, just an average kid. I grew up with three older sisters and my mom and my dad. I went to college for a few semester before I made the decision to serve a full-time mission. I am currently serving a mission in Massachusetts speaking Haitian Creole and I absolutely love the people here.   

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, so I never really had a chance to have the Holy Ghost give me a witness that the church was true until later in my life. I always went to church, but I was never 100 percent sure that it was true. That didn't come until I was taking a Book of Mormon class at school. Our teacher asked us a really profound question If you were there with the Nephites when Christ came, what would you say to him? I realized at that moment that Christ had died for me and I had given nothing back. It was then that I decided to serve a mission and help the Lord. Since then, my testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel has increased so much and I am so thankful to the Lord for opening my eyes.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am serving a full-time mission. That means that I walk the streets, meeting new people, and telling them about the Message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I do this because I have a love for this Gospel and a love for the people I teach. I want others to have the same converting experiences that I have had so that they can know that they can live with their families in God's presence for time and all eternity. We also work with church members to help them build their testimonies as well.

What is the First Vision?

Ian
The First Vision is the experience that Joseph Smith had when he was a young boy. He was confused as to which church to join, so he decided it would be best to ask God. He went out into a grove of trees, knelt down, and began to pray. During this prayer, God and Jesus Christ came to Joseph and spoke to him. This event is known as the First Vision. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Ian
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mormon Church is the same church that Jesus Christ established during his time on the earth. In this way, Jesus Christ is the starter/founder of our church.  Joseph Smith was the first prophet called of God in this era of time, and it was through him that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Ian
Mormons believe in the Bible because it was written by Christ's prophets and disciples just as much as the Book of Mormon was. It also explains Christ's earthly ministry and that is invaluable knowledge. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ian
President Thomas S. Monson said that it was a priesthood duty for young men to serve a full-time mission. It is still their choice, but the learning experinces that you get from serving a mission are invaluable. President Monson also said that, since they do not have the priesthood responsibility, young women are welcome to serve missions if they choose to. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Ian
The prophet today is President Thomas S. Monson. He leads and guides us in these days and teaches us what God wants us to know. He is not only the prophet for Latter-Day Saints, however, he is the prophet for the entire world and all can listen to his counsel. Show more Show less