What Is a Church Community?

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 Jaron

I'm a student getting ready for the rest of my life and still a Mormon.

About Me

 My name is Jaron. I am currently a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Mormons. I went to a semester of college before I began serving my mission. Some of the things I like to do are play sports with my friends, play video games, and just hang out with my friends, so pretty much I'm a normal 19 year old guy. I'm kind of good at math, and I'm hoping to be a college profesor when I grow up and teach both religion classes and math classes. So yup, that's me.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormon when I was born, and my Grandparents as well. It was always expected of me to be a good kid, to attend church, to read the scriptures, etc. But that's not why I'm still a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the one true and living church on the earth. I know it because I know The Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was the prophet of the restoration, that we have a living prophet, and because I can testify and I have felt the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ in my life. I know this not because somebody told me, not because somebody proved to me that this church was true through persuasion or because it's the tradition I grew up with. I know because I have followed what the Scriptures have challenged me to do. I read them, I prayed about them and I received answer after answer that they are true. The Holy Ghost has born witness to me that this church is true, and that is why I'm a Mormon

How I live my faith

Well, for one thing I'm serving a mission, I've been called by a prophet to preach the gospel in Spanish to the people of Georgia. Before this I served in a small leadership position in my local Ward, I helped put together activities for a group of members in my college Ward, and I actively participated in the Young Men's program in my Ward. This church has given me many opportunities to serve and to help better my leadership abilities.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is like being part of any other religion, but with a few key differences. We know the answers to some of life's greatest questions: Where we came from, why we're here, and where we're going. With this knowledge we receive strength and guidance. We live normal lives, but we keep our actions in the eternal perspective. This leads us to make different decisions than we would otherwise, decisions that bring us happiness and bring us closer to God. Show more Show less