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Hi I'm Olga AKA Africansoul

Hey,Im A single South African Mormon and totally loving it!!Well...at least the Mormon part.

About Me

Im a 21 year old "SINGLE", articulate and eloquent young lady. i enjoy reading, writing and my private Sunday afternoons. i love my space and enjoy spending time alone. Im real, tell it like it as well as accept people the way they are. I love deeply and feel deeply too, i tend to struggle to express myself as my emotions cannot be easily defined by words but thats why the pen and paper are my escape. i enjoy visiting the temple grounds and singing to hymns while walking around and smelling the flowers. Cheese is the greatest creation by far, I enjoy dining, poetry sessions,jazz lounges.I listen to soul music,India Arie, Lauryn Hill. Good stuff right there, need i forget the Mo Tab. My job has consisted of plenty of travelling and im pretty sick of returning back to empty hotel rooms. I fear wasting time.I believe in being self reliant and that means being in complete control of yourself physically but most importantly emotionally and spiritually. im the only member of the Church at Home, pretty challenging but thats the only way to measure your growth as a person. How well you face your challenges.

Why I am a Mormon

Im Mormon because i fell in Love. I fell in love with the Gospel, its teachings,its many laws and restrictions. I grew up in a Catholic home and attended a Catholic school my whole life. Ive always sought after a way to live what i heard being preached. i read a lot of Dark material and feared "hell". I prayed to find a church to attend and if it so be that i should remain Catholic i was prepared. I visited different churches every week and every sunday i came home only to find a scripture in the bible that discouraged me against the church i had attended that day. One particular Sunday afternoon i approached two friendly white guys, with name tags on their chests. I asked what they were all about and they made an appointment to come see me. Very reluctant about the BOM, attended church once and the different classes were so weird. i chose to have the missionaries visit me twice a week but refused to attend church. I abided by all the laws that i was taught but still wouldnt do church. Missionaries kept pushing and i thought id give it one last chance, just one. Ive been addicted ever since, never missed a sacrament meeting! Struggled to get baptised for a year, my parents refused, family fought endlessly for a little over a year. I prayed and fasted endlessly. My Family gave in over a very long family meeting, they attended my baptism. That Sunday afternoon my mom got herself fairly tipsy(trying to numb herself, couldnt believe her daughter is no more Catholic). She sat me down and said "Im proud of the decission youve made, this church is gonna build you". Been around Africa Filming for the church ever since. The African introduction to the church, is one of the DVD's, watch out for it. The church really has built me, it is true and is the only church that contains the message of eternal life

How I live my faith

Well i was a young Single adults representative, Primary teacher and now Relief Society Secretary as well Gospel literacy teacher. I attend church actvities, i atted church every Sunday and have vowed to miss Church only on my death bed. I pray, 2Nephi"The Lord has heard my cries by day and he has given me knowledge by visions in the night time". Thats the testimony i have about prayer. I enjoy visit teaching a lot and fellowshipping members as well as those that are less active. Institute is realy fun and firesides are my favourite. Occasional temple visit are good escape from reality. I enjoy reading interesting church material especially study manuals, old talks, church magazines and books written by members as well as prophets.I love being taught and asking questions. When i get to understand certain laws and principles i really jump for joy. Constant reflection and measuring my growth in this spriritual realm has humbled me