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Hi I'm Angie.

I am a wife and a mother, but not very good at either. I keep at it day after day hoping I'll get better. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and the mother of 4 incredible children. I married way above myself, to a good, good man with endless patience, which is a good thing, because I tend to have none. Every day I am made keenly aware of my shortcomings and character flaws. I say there is nothing like parenting to reveal your greatest weaknesses. Although I've never professed to be a very good wife nor mother, I keep at it day after day, in hopes that someday I'll "have it all together". Though being a mother is a difficult and daunting task, I consider my role as a mother as the most noble of callings and an incredible privilege.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of Mormon ancestors that date back to the early pioneers, on BOTH sides of my family. But that is not why I am a Mormon. I'm absolutely positive that if I had not gained a witness for myself, that the teachings of this church are true, I would not be a member today. Too much is required. It's not easy being a Mormon. To quote a modern day apostle, Elder Boyd K. Packer, "If someone is looking for a church that requires very little, this is not the one. It is not easy to be a Latter-day Saint, but in the long run it is the only true course." A lot is expected of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. And we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to always do more, to be more. When you continually size yourself up by the measure of what a true disciple of Christ is, you'll always fall short. But, the good news of the gospel and the reason I choose to continue the perpetual uphill climb is because above all that Christ offers us, he offers us HOPE. He really is my Savior, my Redeemer, my Confidant and Friend. One that will never fail me. And through Him I CAN someday become all that I want to be. I feel completely indebted to him for ALL that he blesses me with and want so desperately to live a life worthy of His praise.

How I live my faith

I do the best I can, which never feels like enough. But I trust that the Lord in his wisdom will look upon my heart and know that though my thoughts, words and actions are not always what they should be, in my heart I yearn to be better. I keep fighting the battle between who I am today, and who I want to become, because I believe God knows the intentions of my heart and has paid the price for my sins. He extends His arm of mercy and love to me, imperfect as I am.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Angie.
As members of the church each of us has a responsibility to serve in the church wherever we're needed. I've held lots of "callings" in my lifetime, from teaching young children in the "Primary" their gospel lessons on Sunday to serving as a full time missionary in Spain for a year and a half. Some have required 2 or 3 hours of time each week; others, much, much more. But each has provided an opportunity to get to know and LOVE people that I otherwise might not have ever known. Some of those people have become my very dearest friends, and at times, even my lifesavers. I personally LOVE going to church each Sunday where a good friend gives a talk about finding happiness in the midst of trials, and shares how she learned to truly rely on the Lord for her strength and healing after her husband was killed in a car accident. And where 2 of the young children I teach in my weekly music classes (one being my own daughter) sing a sweet, sweet song about how they feel their Savior's love. And where we have a lesson on family and parenting and a sister I hardly knows shares her struggle to know how to teach and discipline a child that "has her at her wits end" and I feel a connection to her and am relieved to know that I'm not the only one being pushed to my limits. The spiritual feast I receive each week at church, from our unpaid, unprofessional clergy always seems to be just what I need and it strengthens and carries me throughout the week. Show more Show less