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 Judy

I'm a single retired teacher. I love to do genealogy. I love to read. I love my family and friends, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single retired teacher who has been a member of the Church for more than 35 years. All my life I have loved doing all kinds of art, being with my family, and learning new things. One of my favorite things to do since becoming a member is researching my family history, something that was begun by my mother.

Why I am a Mormon

A friend invited me to go to church with her and to learn "more about what we believe". I accepted. I gradually understood how much my Heavenly Father loves me, and how much more there was for me to learn. I accepted baptism, and then began the journey which continues today. The story has no ending. The more one learns about the Gospel, the more one realizes that there still is to learn, and the more eager one is to proceed! I found out that our church is not one in which we can sit back in the chapel and simply listen, ours is a church of service. We are to feed Heavenly Father's flock. We are to love one another. As we do this, we ourselves progress. As this reality dawned on me, I rejoiced in the "perfectness" of the plan! And I am anxious to continue and find out what comes next!

How I live my faith

"Living my faith" to me means a seven-day-a-week process of scripture study, prayer, and service: scripture study to learn the word of God; prayer to understand the will of God; service to do the will of God. It means opening one's heart to receive the love of our Heavenly Father. Only then am I able to share that love with others. When hard times have come to me or to those I love, I have felt better able to put them into perspective because of having lived my faith through all these years. I've had experience with teaching all ages of children in the Church from the nursery to high school age as well as with teaching the adults. All of these opportunities for service have been periods of growth for me, and I count them among my many blessings! I have had many other opportunities to grow in ways I wouldn't have had otherwise. I can think of nowhere else I would have had these same kinds of experiences.