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 Sharon

I grew up in Ohio. I have three sons and seven grandchildren. I am "Grams" and I am a Mormon.

About Me

 I became a "Mormon" when I was 23. As of November 2010 I have been married for 30 years, have three amazing sons who now have amazing wives, and I have amazing grandchildren. I have worked in several offices, as a school aide, and as medical records clerk. God knew I was a tomboy, that is why I have sons. I enjoy growing vegetables, beach campfires, outdoor activites, reading, plinking on the piano, singing, dancing, baking, and helping others.   

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised Catholic in a small town in Ohio. I am one of six children who did all the Catholic things including Catholic grade school, First Communion, Confirmation, regular Confession, and weekly Mass. My family also helped in other ways at church from cleaning and painting to running the yearly Carnival. My extended family Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins were all Catholic. When I was 22 I walked into church for Sunday Mass and the distinct question entered my mind, "Is this all there is?" I started looking for something more. When I decided to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, my parents were not happy, but I felt such a deep conviction, that I knew it was what I needed to do. I moved across the country with my job, was baptized, and married a wonderful man. I love the gospel. I love knowing Heavenly Father is my Father and that he hears and answers my prayers.  

How I live my faith

 I start each day with prayer and scripture reading, even if it is just one small verse. I have learned that the Lord ususally directs me by small promptings. It is easier to know what the Lord wants me to do, as I heed these promptings. I turn to my Heavenly Father regularly throughout the day for direction, and speak to him as if he were with me. My faith is my guide. It keeps me focused on what is truly important. I attend Sacrament meetings, Sunday School, Relief Society, the class for women, and have had many church callings which are volunteer positions. I participate in, church activities, sing along with uplifting music, read the church magazine, and feel inspired when I listen to our prophet. Pictures of Christ, and uplifting messages around the house not only lift me, but trigger conversations with family and friends.