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 Shad

I love basketball, football, the outdoors, Idaho and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Arizona. I love to play all kinds of sports mainly basketball and Football. I was in FFA at my local High School. I love the outdoors and going fishing. I love to go camping in the mountains. I love to spend time with my family watching a movie or of course a good college football game.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon? I am a Mormon because I know that this church is The only True Church on the Earth today. I was born into a Mormon family and was raised active in the church. Growning up I went to primary and the Young Mens program. I always knew that these things were true, but yet I didn't truly know that they were true. In the end of the Book of Mormon it tells us to ask if these things are true and by the power of the Holy Ghost we will know. I never truly did that I would say my prayers and read my scriptures but it was more a habitual thing. I wasn't really doing them, but one day before I came to the mission I decided that I better do it and truly ask if these things are true. Because I can't really teach someone these things if i don't know they are true. So one day before I left I knelt down and prayed the most sincere prayer I have ever prayed. And I recieved my answer that these things are true. And then I left on my mission, and while I was in The Missionary Training Center (MTC) I wanted to make sure that this really is the true church and I really am where I am suppose to be. So after a lesson in the MTC our teacher told us to go find a quiet place and pray. So I went and found a place and prayed again another sincere prayer to find out if this church is the true church of Jesus Christ on the Earth. And I recieved my answer again that this church is true. And that is why i am out preaching the gospel to those who have not received it yet. It is such a great blessing in my life and I hope others will receive this great blessing also.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a college student and I live my faith by following Christ example. I am not perfect and make mistakes but with the example that Christ has set I have those guidelines that I can use in my life. As a missionary I had the chance to share the gospel with others, and now that I am not a missionary I can still share the gospel with those I know.

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood is the sacred authority to be able to act in God's name. The priesthood in our church is the same priesthood or authority that Christ had in his church while he was on the Earth. While Christ was on the Earth he gave the priesthood to his 12 apostles like Peter, James, and John. After the death of Jesus Christ and his apostles the priesthood was lost. And many years later Joseph Smith received the same priesthood authority from three of Christ's original apostles. And in this church we use the priesthood to perform ordanances such as baptism. Show more Show less