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 Juston

I grew up in Georgia. I love my family, learning, music, & playing sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing sports. Ultimate frisbee and volleyball are the 2 I enjoy the most. I also love a lot of different kinds of music. Learning has become fun to me, and I've found it doesn't have to have anything to do with school. I'm not very good at just sitting back; I like actually doing things. I've found the more I learn, the more I want to know. I was born and raised in Georgia, but I've spent years of my life in Washington, Idaho, and Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptized at the age of 8. In my teenage years after having read the Book of Mormon twice all the way through I prayed to know for myself whether the Book of Mormon was true, and if true, the church was true. Being raise in Georgia and opposed in my faith, I wanted to know for myself the truth to confidently resist opposition. The feelings which came to me as I prayed and continued to read were and are undeniable. Complete peace and warmth overcame me, I was at ease and had no sense of fear.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church, I have had the opportunity to be involved in BSA. With the opportunity to serve a 2 year mission and having awesome parents I have been able to learn the importance of hard work and goals. During the church mission I invited others to learn and come unto Christ and provide hours of service on my own expense. Because of the set up of the church I have continually had opportunities to forget myself and help others which has made me into the person I am today.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Juston
Baptism is the first saving ordinance of the gospel and is necessary to gain eternal life meaning a life forever in the presence of our Heavenly Father. It is therefore necessary that this ordinance is provided to all. We simply perform the ordinance for that person who has passed on so that if they choose, in the life here after, they may continue on that journey to live with our Heavenly Father. "Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven.." (Alma 7:14) "And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized..." (2 Nephi 31:5) "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?" (1 Corinthians 15:29) Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Juston
Jesus Christ is literally the Son of God. He was the Creator, He is our Savior, and He will be our Judge. As the Son of God, He and God are of seperate bodies but one in purpose being perfectly unified. If two people are completely perfect they would act the exact same in any given situation, but are different because they have seperate bodies. When He tells the Apostles they must be one even as He and the Father are one, he isn't asking them to be one person, simply to be unified as Jesus Christ and God are. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Juston
The Law of Chastity refers to the relationships we have with others. We have been commanded of God that we keep all sexual relationships with in the bonds of marriage. It means that we must not have sexual relations before we are married, and after we are married we should stay completely loyal to our spouce. There are specific blessings given to those who keep this commandment, whether you are a member of the church or not. We have greater trust and respect with in all of our relationships. Your relationship with your spouce with be satisfying and you will not seek for false pleasures elsewhere. You will have peace of mind and your relationship with your spouce will be more intimate. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Juston
I love the quote, "You give a man a fish, and he is fed for a day. You teach a man to fish, and he is fed for a life time." We are not here to support laziness or provide a crutch, we strive to help those who want to help themselves. I believe that there are so many out there who truely want to become better but do not have the ability or means to do so. In return for this assistance, recipients are encouraged to work(service) so that they can learn the joy of work and bless the lives of others. Serving is truely a blessing and God is willing to give to those who are willing to give away. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Juston
Missionaries are not called to go convince people to become members of our church or to recruit members as is often times believed. Jesus Christ himself taught of the importance of faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It bring joy, peace, and hope into peoples lives. Missionaries are called to bring this blessing to all whole are willing to receive it. It is the church of Jesus Christ. He has not called us to convince people, that is the role of the Spirit. Jesus Christ has taught that because he has so willingly shared this gift with us, we need to share it with others. We are simply continuing what was done by the disciples of old. Show more Show less