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 Bruce

I grew up in Virginia. I live in Texas. I speak Danish! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm conversational in Danish! I love studying languages and figuring out how and why things work, and then figuring out why people are doing them in the first place. I love talking to people, and I like to work hard. I'm also a XC runner, a terrible golfer and I really enjoy accoustic music (especially Celtic, or Scottish/Irish). I spent most of my life living in the Eastern United States, moved to Utah and loved it, and was torn between the two. I applied to go on a mission and the Lord compromised and sent me to the Texas Fort Worth mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the gospel is true! The more we keep God's commandments, the easier it is to see His influence in our lives. Being obedient helps us feel God's love for us in our lives, and I have applied that principle every day of my life. I figure after 20 years or so of experience I can say that for sure. You can't know of spiritual truth without prayer and study. I pray to Heavenly Father daily and study the scripture He has given us, and I have been happier in recent months especially. You can't know spiritual truth isn't true if you are living it and seeing it for yourself! I know the Church is true - God told me that by the power of His Holy Spirit, and I know that everyone (no exceptions) can and should receive that same witness. Of course, what you choose to do with it after that is up to you, but your life will be better because of it.

How I live my faith

When I was a teenager, I participated in pretty much everything available to me: choir, youth weeks, baptisms for the dead, you name it and I probably did it. Today, I'm a missionary in the Texas Fort Worth mission. I go out and talk to people about the Restoration of the Gospel and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I love it, and I'm grateful everyday to be entrusted with that. I'm actually afraid of talking to strangers, so I try to follow the advice of a wise woman I once met: "I'm afraid of strangers, so I talk to everyone I can." It makes life fun. I get up each morning in keeping with the basic missionary routine: out of bed by 6:30, pray, exercise, prep for the day, and sit down at 8 am to 2 solid hours of gospel study. We head out about 10am to share the gospel, and head home for the night about 9pm. Every. Single. Day. Oh, and church is on Sunday and we get one day a week to do laundry and buy groceries. I pray throughout the day by myself and with my missionary companion too.

Are Mormons Christians?

Sure, Mormons are Christians. Everything we do is based on Jesus Christ and his teachings. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints itself is organized the same way Jesus Christ set up and organized His Church in New Testament times, with a foundation of apostles and prophets and with Jesus Christ as the head of this church. He is our Savior and Redeemer, and we show our love for him by keeping his commandments and teachings and by trying to internalize them. Everything we have and do in this Church connects back to Jesus Christ and His Atonement for us. All of our scriptures, our prophets, our organization and our testimonies sit squarely on Jesus Christ and our faith in Him. Show more Show less