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 Elizabeth

I grew up as military brat living in many different areas of the USA - I garden and sew for my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a wife and mother - I have a love of music and enjoy singing. I went to nursing school right out of high school and worked for several years until my children started coming. We have 3 children - a daughter and 2 sons and several grandchildren. I love to sew and make quilts which I share with family and friends. I love to cook and garden and put up most of what we eat. I also enjoy the chance I have to share my knowledge and skills with others especially among the women at church.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child growing up, my family didn't attend any one church but my sisters and I were sent to church - mostly the Methodist or Congregational but any church would do according to my mother. I can remember asking many questions and always getting told that it was part of the mysteries of life. I never could quite understand what it was that bothered me or left me feeling like something was missing in my life - I had no idea what I was missing - I couldn't define it. I tried many different churches after I graduated from high school - but it was all the same - they all seemed to have something missing and I never got my questions answered - like why am I on this earth? I was always full of questions! One day I was introduced to some men who were missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - I had never heard of them but there was something about them that impressed me and I decided to listen to what they had to say. Wow! Was I ever amazed at what I heard and it all seemed to fit and everything seemed to fall into place. They were able to answer my questions and when I went to church with them one day - it felt like I had come home! I couldn't believe the difference and how welcoming and loving it felt. This is the true church - the Holy Ghost has testified to me that this is so and I bear my testimony that this is the only true church on this earth and I am very grateful to those two men who introduced me to the church. The church has changed my life and I am a much better person today than if I had never found the church - I'm not sure I would even be alive today if not for the church in my life. I thank the good Lord for guiding me to the church.

How I live my faith

I have been given many different ways to help and share the gospel at church. I have served as the music leader in our meetings and singing in the choirs. I love to teach and have taught the lessons available to all of us in the scriptures to adults and youth. Also, I have taught lessons on sewing, cooking, and other homemaking skills to our women. We have had many lessons on gardening, quilting and putting food up for a latter time. I have been told that I am the only "granny" that knows the old ways! I love sharing my skills and helping the sisters in our little congregation here to learn what I know. Here we have a potluck once a month and share our recipes and learn how to cook more nutrious meals for our families. We have also learned how to braid rugs, make pasta, and do family history and geneology! It is amazing and fun to see what we can find about our ancestors and how far back we can trace our families.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

The women of the church are just like everyone else - we have families, we love, we cry and we share with those around us. We tend to be outgoing and care about the people around us - in our homes, our communities and at church. We are held in high esteem by our leaders and our voice is welcomed. We serve in many different positions in our church. We give talks, teach lessons, and share skills needed in the home today. Show more Show less