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 Paula

I was born and raised in the United States. I am a wife, mother and grandmother but most of all, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a wife of almost 24 years a mother of 5, three of whom are married and I have 4 grandchildren with 1 due in June. My youngest is a senior this year and plans on going to college. I have been an over the road truck driver running team with my husband and seeing the United States. My husband and I love going to the temple and serving in the church. I enjoy doing family history and finding relatives unknown to me. I am a member of a local quilt guild and enjoy making warm, beautiful quilts. I have just started using a long arm quilt machine and enjoy "playing" with designs and quilting for others. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born to a family who were already members of the church. I was taught and raised to know that I have a Father in Heaven and that his son Jesus Christ was born to take upon himself the sins of the world so we could return once again to be with them. I know that the gospel is true. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that it is to be used with the Bible, not instead of. I know we were given agency so we could choose for ourselves the path we would follow. Heavenly Father is there waiting for us to talk to him and ask for guidance, all we need to do is open the door or the communication through prayer. My testimony is very important to me. I know that this life is just the beginning and that if I do all I can to become more like Christ, I will be able to live with Him once again. I also have a testimony of the temple. I know that families can be together forever thanks to the sealing power of the priesthood that can be obtained by being worthy to enter the temple.

How I live my faith

 I have held many callings in the church through my life. I have worked with the youth, younger Primary aged children and have served as the Librarian. I am currently a Visiting Teacher. This is an important calling. I have an assigned woman partner and we go each month to visit 3 wonderful women who have different challenges and lifes. We share with them a message and check to see if they have any needs we can help them with. I am also in charge of the Ward Newsletter and Calendar which I design and send out each month. My husband and I travel 5 hours one way to the temple at least one time a month to spend time serving there.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

 I do beleive that a husband and wife can be together forever. I believe that it takes hard work. You have to invite Heavenly Father into your marriage. You must be sealed together by those in authority to do this work. This can only be done in the temple of the Lord. Without this great sealing power, husbands and wives are only married for the time they live on earth. The scriptures say what is bound on earth will be bound in Heaven, but this is only after the Priesthood authority of sealing is complete. Once a couple is sealed together, the children they bring into the marriage will also be sealed to them as their children forever, not just in this life. It is a great feeling to know that we have this to look forward to. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

We hlod what are called Block meetings. We normally start with our "worship" service. We call this Sacrament Meeting. This consists of songs and prayers, passingof the sacrament like the Savior set up when he was here on earth. We then hear from appointed speakers on topics that the leaders of the Ward or Branch have assigned. Then we separate into classes for Sunday School. These classes are geared toward the age group adult Sunday School classes, classes for ages 12 through 18 and Primary for the childen ages 18 months up to age 11. The 3rd meeting of the day is broken up for Priesthood for the men asges 12 and up and Relief Society for women ages 18 and up. Young Women's for girls ages 12 and up. Primary age children stay in their age group for the third hour. They have singing time, class time and a time when gospel principles are shared. We invite visitors to our meetings. All of our meeting houses state this. Show more Show less