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 Stephanie

I am an imperfect person trying to be better. I am a wife to an amazing man, & a mother of three little boys. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother of three adorable little boys, college graduate in Communications with a minor in Art, homemaker, and artist.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to join and remain a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I took the time and put the effort into reading the Book of Mormon, praying about it, and proving/trying the principles and commandments within the book and given by the leaders of the Church. I'm not one to go with the flow of a crowd or easily believe everything unless I KNOW that I can trust them and have found out through experience and FOR MYSELF that things are true. I come from a very large family, my parents are divorced, and I am a convert. My mom called the missionaries soon after the divorce and me, her, and two younger sisters got baptized soon after. I was 13 then, and still trying to figure out who I was, but I could feel there was truth to what the missionaries said. However, I blamed my mom for the divorce, moved in with my dad soon afterwards, and didn't go to church much until college. I had a steady boyfriend throughout most of high school that I had a hard time escaping; he was my first boyfriend and didn't know how to let go of me and was pretty controlling. I felt a little trapped and stressed at times, and although I was usually a straight A student, by the last quarter of my Senior year I was pretty close to failing some of my favorite classes. I had a math teacher finally tell me I could do better one day after I had stayed after school for homework help. He risked his job by telling me about the Church and telling me that he knew it was true and that if I just tried living what was taught and praying about it, it would change my life. After moving to St. George for college (it was the only way to break it off permanently with the boyfriend) I noticed many people my age actually living the Gospel, who were genuinely happy, and decided to try it. It DID change my life. Christ's Atonement is real, and His authority has been given to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'll never doubt it again.

How I live my faith

Living my faith, to me, means trying to be a better wife, mother, family member, friend, and acquaintance. I try to live every day better than the day before and become a little more like Jesus Christ. It's challenging, and sometimes I lose the right perspective and forget to look up. But I know it's all worth it, and I know that when I mess up, NO MATTER HOW HORRIBLY, I can be forgiven. I pray every morning, night, meal & whenever I need help or am having a hard time or feel grateful, etc. We pray as a couple every morning and night, and as a family every meal and night. I also read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon every day for inspiration and to keep me on the right track. I've also noticed that if I forget to read, my day doesn't go as well. If I give some of my time to God, He will help me use my time better. Another way I live my faith is by putting reminders of Christ up in my home (pictures of Him, pictures of the temple, important/inspiring documents, etc.). I teach my children about them when they ask about them and am reminded of when I need to do better just by looking at them. In my current Ward (local area of the Church) I have served as a leader of the women in the Relief Society Presidency, helping to uplift, serve, strengthen, and teach them. I have also served as the person who makes the programs for our weekly Sacrament Meetings, and was recently asked to serve as the Librarian (basically keeping all of the books and materials organized). Everywhere I've lived and attended church I have been a Visiting Teacher, which involves visiting a few assigned women in the ward at least monthly to see how they're doing, get to know them, help them, and strengthen each others' faith. It's one of my favorite parts. To me, they are assigned friends, which is awesome!