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 Cait.

I'm a lawyer. I'm a dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an attorney in Southern California, where my husband is attending medical school. I love living in LA--there are so many things to experience: great beaches, great hikes, great food, great weather, great people, great clothes, great performances. It's a really exciting place to be. In addition to experiencing the city on the weekends, I love taking ballet classes after work during the week. I also enjoy food photography, organizing my apartment, southern culture, visiting foreign countries, exciting books, history, old movies, and spending time with my husband and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because God is real! When I pray, I feel his peace. When I need direction in my life, I just ask God. He blesses me with guidance and strength. When I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I feel God's love for me, and His awareness of me. God cares about me, and I know he is real.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to emulate Jesus Christ everyday. I do this by praying, studying the word of God, and serving others. The Savior, Jesus Christ taught that we ought to pray always and read the scriptures, so I pray and study His words everyday. Jesus Christ "went about doing good" Acts 1038, so I also strive to do good by serving people. Serving can take on many forms listening to a friend who needs to talk, driving a roommate to work, smiling at a stranger on the street, engaging a cashier in friendly conversation, making a new friend, volunteering at an elementary school. God has blessed me to feel his love, and I know he wants others to feel it, too. I know God would treat others kindly and help them know of their importance to him, so I try to be his hands on the earth today.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is simply a statement of what someone knows is true. There are lots of different contexts for testimonies, but when a Mormon speaks of a "testimony" in the religious sense, they are referring to what truths about God they believe in. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a compilation of many smaller books that were written by prophets who lived in ancient America. Their words testify that Christ is the Savior of all man. It's titled "the Book of Mormon" because Mormon was one of those ancient prophets who wrote some of the smaller books, and he was the one who compiled the separate smaller books into one volume. Joseph Smith didn't write the Book of Mormon the ancient prophets did, and he didn't compile the prophets' smaller books into the Book of Mormon the prophet Mormon did. So what did Joseph Smith do? Joseph Smith was led by an angel to discover the ancient record, and then he translated the Book of Mormon into English. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mormons definitely believe the Bible is the word of God! Although, we don't believe that every word and concept has been translated correctly throughout the centuries since it was written, we do believe that the many parts of the Bible that were correctly translated are the word of God. As such, we strive to live the teachings of the Bible, in addition to living the teachings of the Book of Mormon. Both books of scripture teach many of the same truths. The Book of Mormon also teaches additional concepts that are not included in the Bible, and clarifies some truths that are confusing or unclear in the Bible. Since both books contain the word of God, Mormons strive to apply the teachings of both books in their lives. Show more Show less