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Hi I'm Erin.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm getting ready to serve a mission for the Church in Argentina. It's so scary and so exciting all at the same time! I'm really looking forward to learning about a new culture and sharing what I hold so dear with people from another part of the world. I'm sure it will open my eyes and heart to so much. I'm excited to gain a new perspective on life. I've been going to school to become an elementary school teacher. I love learning and I'm hoping to help my students develop a passion for it as well. There isn't anything better than being a part of the experience when a child finally understands a concept and the world opens up to them. I love music, nature, reading, talking, playing, sleeping, and eating not necessarily in that order. There is so much to experience and learn in this life, why waste even a minute of it?

Why I am a Mormon

It's difficult to describe emotion and there aren't really words to describe what I feel about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. A testimony is not an emotion, but I want to describe the way knowing what I know makes me feel. I think conviction can be described as a form of emotion. I keep my testimony of Jesus Christ very close to me. I have a deep conviction in the Atonement of the Savior. I know Him and I know He knows me. His gospel feels like home to me. I feel known and loved. I never have to worry that just being me isn't good enough. I love who I am because of Him and He inspires me to be better. I have found Him through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Book of Mormon brings me closer to Christ every time I read it. I learn of Him and His plan for me. I wouldn't feel what I feel or know what I know without it. I know that it is the truth, written by prophets called of God to testify that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of the world. This gospel just makes sense. It is familiar. Deep down you feel it, like it's already a part of you. The Holy Ghost speaks to our spirits, whom he knows very well. I have felt complete, like everything I need is right in front of me and all I have to do to get it is ask. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only organization I have found that gives me the confidence I feel. There are times when I've tried relying on my own strength and intellect. It doesn't work. All I do when I try that is flounder. The true church of Jesus Christ has given me a clear path to follow and a guide to get to the end.  I am so happy, all the time! Life isn't always easy, though. There are times when I feel like the world is crashing down around me and nothing will ever go right. But, I have learned that He is always there for us. He will not leave us helpless or without comfort. He loves us! We can do all things if we put our trust in Him.

How I live my faith

I serve in the Church's local women's organization. I have learned so much about humility and loving the people around you. I think it has been the most difficult thing I have done this far in my life, but definitely the most rewarding. I love being a member of the community we have created and are working to improve. This is truly Christ's church and is led by Him. I'm not perfect, no one on this earth is, but I think that's what is so incredible. The Lord trusts His imperfect children to carry out the affairs of His church. He trusts me enough, which I find mind-boggling at times. How could someone so perfect trust someone who is so imperfect with such a responsibility? He knows what we are capable of with His help, even if we can't really see it. I really try to live a life of integrity. I am not always successful in living up to what I believe, but again, none of us are perfect. I want to be able to face God one day and tell Him that I did my best. I know my best will be good enough for Him, if my best today is better than it was yesterday. I try to share the love I feel with others, even if it puts me a little bit out of my comfort zone, but isn't that the way we grow the most? I look for truth all around me and use it to strengthen my own faith and the faith of the people around me. We're all in this together and I want to show people the thing that brings the most joy to my life, and that is living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.