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Hi I'm Nikki

I am a college student in Texas. I am going into the U.S. Army when I graduate, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am majoring in Civil Engineering. I will be graduating May 2011 and am super excited! I am the first member of the Church in my family. Also I am engaged to a wonderful man, Adam. We are hoping to get married this summer! 

Why I am a Mormon

I started attending Sunday meetings with my then boyfriend August 2010. I was Methodist and happy with that however, it was important that if our relationship was going to continue into something more permanent we knew that we had to figure some things out about religion. It was never a requirement that I convert for him or him for me. We just wanted to understand each other's beliefs more fully and start to discuss and decide how we would handle religion if we had children together. I began by attending Sacrament meeting only and an Institute class Church History. At the same time, we attended the Methodist Church that I was a part of before heading to Sacrament meetings. Eventually we stopped attending the Methodist Church. It was not really a conscience decision to do so it just happened, and I didn't mind. As I was sitting in Sacrament meeting one Sunday, I felt this feeling that I needed to begin reading the Book of Mormon. I had been attending meetings for two months at this point and never felt anything like this but decided to go with it. I borrowed Adam's my then boyfriend, now fiancé scriptures, and began reading. Eventually I began meeting with the missionaries but that even took time. I met them one day on campus and began to cry, telling Adam that I wasn't ready to meet with them. He just kept saying okay as I protested more and more. Now we laugh about it. I was fighting myself, not him. He had in no way suggested that I should meet with them. Shortly after that, we began having them over for dinner. After two times of them coming over for dinner with a short talk afterwards, I began meeting with them to receive lessons. I continued reading the Book of Mormon, attending all three hours of Church, meeting with the missionaries, and attending Institute. I also prayed that I would be open and guiding but I was not ready to ask for an answer. The last evening of Institute we watched, "The Prophet of the Restoration." As I watched Joseph Smith be martyred, I got this intense sensation that I could no longer deny knowing that the Book of Mormon is true. I began to cry and pleading that I would stop crying before the lights came on. Immediately following the movie, we watched Elder Holland's "Safety for the Soul" address from General Conference October 2009. I had actually read this talk the week before under the direction of the missionaries. As I watched this second testimony of the truth of the Gospel, I began to cry again and the same feeling overpowered me. I felt myself agreeing to proclaim that I knew that the Book of Mormon is true if only I could stop crying before the lights turned on! Following class, I told Adam of the experience. We sat and had a prayer before running to find our Institute instructor! We also called Adam's mom, his best friend, and the missionaries.The next day I called and told my dad. 10 days later, I was baptized, and confirmed the following day. That was in December, and my roommate was baptized in early February. I cannot express all the ways that my life has been blessed through having the restored Gospel in my life! All I can say is that I could not ask for a more perfect life not because things never go wrong, but because I know that despite the World, I have all I need in the protection of the Father, the grace and love of the Atonement provided by the Son, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

How I live my faith

I am currently called as a member of the Activities Committee and attended the Temple for the first time last month!