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 Ken

I grew up in Southern California. After serving for 28 years, I retired as a police officer and I am a Momon

About Me

In December of 2012, I retired as a police officer after 28 years. 22 of those years included working for the Anaheim, California police department. Before that I was a Beverly Hills cop! It was very difficult to stay active in the Church while working every shift imaginable over the years, but I managed to do it. My wife, Liz, and I have four children and currently we have three grandchildren. Our daughter is soon going on an eighteen-month mission to Chihuahua, Mexico! I guess you could say my hobby is The Church, my family, and my wife. I am somewhat of a runner but not nearly as fast as I used to be! I have learned that God cannot be just a positive influence in your life. God has to be the defining influence in your life. I absolutely love serving in the Church. I love following the Prophet.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Heavenly Father is really there and he knows who I am. I found this out when I was 17 years old. I said a prayer in my bedroom one night and I really did feel God listening to me. During that prayer, I realized God knows who I am. I know He pays attention to what we do because He is concerned about us and loves us. I am so thankful to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I am even more thankful to know He is the Savior for my wife and children too. I know I will meet Him someday and He will be glad to see me and my family!

How I live my faith

I live my religion by striving to know what God wants me to do. I believe God answers prayers and He has not left us alone in this sometimes cruel world. I love helping other people and being a member of the Mormon church gives me frequent opportunities to do so. I have had many responsibilities in my church. Each of them have been volunteer assignments commonly referred to as "callings." I have taught lessons to teenagers and helped organized weekly activities for them. I have been in charge of a men's organization and have taught Sunday School for adults. All of it has been richly rewarding and helps keep me on the straight and narrow path.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Ken
During this mortal life, we are eternal souls and we just happen to have a body here on Earth. When our body dies, it is not the end of our lives. We go to where the Savior, Jesus Christ, is waiting to see us again. We will see our family members there and we will continue to learn about Heavenly Father. Some time soon after the Savior is resurrected, we will be resurrected. This means our bodies and our spirits, which make our soul, will be brought back together. Everyone who has ever lived will be resurrected and everyone will someday get to meet Heavenly Father. If we have lived the way the Savior taught, it will be a joyous occasion! Show more Show less