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 Alisa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mom, singer/songwriter, pianist, photographer, and your average everyday woman. I am a full-time student online at Full Sail University in the Music Production Program. Anyone who shares chocolate with me is my best friend forever. Ask me about our family's Miracle of the Day tradition.

Why I am a Mormon

From the moment of my birth my parents have led me down the road less traveled, and that has truly made all the difference. Early on I saw that the world offers a path of pain and confusion. It never made sense to me that anyone should want to take that path. The path of Christ's restored gospel has always held progress and the peace of Heaven through obedience to the commandments and the keeping of covenants.

How I live my faith

Kissing tears off my child's face, picking up the petrified socks on the floor behind my teenage son's bed without complaining, cooking yet another dinner to experience the great blessing of sharing a meal with my family around the table, leaving a Book of Mormon with the Theology School Graduate on the plane from Nashville to Salt Lake City, saying 'I'm sorry', feeding the missionaries endless appetites for home cooked food before going with them to an investigator's home, smiling at a stranger, working out differences of opinion peacefully, waving kindly when someone cuts me off on the road, waving apologetically when I do the same, bearing my testimony to my children in Family Home Evening, these are some ways I live my faith.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

After living a few years in the Southern U.S., I learned that many people think we are a cult because their pastors or ministers tell them that we are. I was surprised by how many times I heard people say that their pastor tells them everything they need to know about the Bible and about the world. As a result, they regarded information that was different than their pastor's view with suspicion. I enjoyed seeing the wonder and awe in their faces as our family and the missionaries we served with testified to these good people that we believe in Christ so much so that our church's name bears His name. We are Latter-day Saints, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That testimony is usually folowed by this question,"Why do you have your own Bible?" To which we reply that it is not a Bible, but is called The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ that chronicles His visit and ministry to God's children on the American continent. We share that The Book of Mormon complements the sacred and wonderful Bible, which we also believe to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. The word "complement" means to complete or bring to perfection. I testify that The Book of Mormon truly does complement the Bible, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is quite the opposite of a cult, but holds the complete truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the Earth. Show more Show less