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Hi I'm James

I am a Husband, a Student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a curious guy. I love to read about new innovations and technologies that help people live happy, healthy and responsible lives. I love to take things apart to see what makes them do what they do. I like fixing everything from computers to cars. If I can leave the world

Why I am a Mormon

I love that our Heavenly Father allows us to think and act for our selves. I am grateful to have great parents who taught me good values and provided a strong family for me to feel safe and loved in. I always knew that the things they taught me were true. I saw how they lived and they frequently testified how they knew obeying the commandments God gave us will bring unmatched joy and peace in life. Eventually I had to investigate and find that strong faith that they had. I came to know that Jesus Christ loves me and knows who I am by experimenting. I began by willingly reading the scriptures. I thought about the things the prophets wrote in the scriptures. I wanted to know if God really inspired and directed them to write those moving things. One day a friend shared with me one of there favorite scripture stories in Alma chapter 32. I was impressed by the way Alma talks about experimenting on the word and testing the fruits of the experiment. I love fruit! So naturally I wanted to get to the the part where "...it beginneth to be delicious to me." Growing up my parents taught me from before I can remember I to pray to Heavenly Father and he will help me. I had probable heard the phrase in James 1:4-5, and Moroni 10:3-5 at least thirty times. Then one day something clicked and I realized that I could literally ask God a question, and he would answer me. I trusted that he would convey truth to my soul. I didn't expect anything dramatic because I knew he was very busy. When I asked my questions, really hoping he would hear me. The answer came to me as a calm encouraging feeling that filled me with warmth. I was so glad I asked! God answered the questions of my soul, even though I couldn't put into words what i was wondering, he knew just how to reply. Through that and other conversations I began to gain the confidence in God's teachings.

How I live my faith

I will always have a close relationship with God when I take time to talk with him. I'm no perfect person, but I want to be as good as I can because I know how it feels to be headed in the right direction. I used to worry about every little decision wondering if I was failing Heavenly Father. Then it occurred to me that he might have a different favorite flavor of ice cream than me. If I am to become "like" him I have got to develop the things that really matter. Like taking time to learn what it takes to be a good friend, or learning to understand how this marvelous world he lets us live on works. Or how to be a good dad like my father is. How to teach others like Jesus would teach them, even if the subject is algebra or physics. I live my faith by being honest with my self. If i don't know how to do something, or if I am struggling to understand why things happen the way they do. I have to trust in God's infinite knowledge. Each day is a test. I can study and talk about what I would like to do and what the right thing to do is. But I succeed or fail by doing or choosing not to do what I know is right.