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Hi I'm Joan,

I grow up and spent most of my early years in New york I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy doing things with my hands. Love to knit, sew, do almost any kind of craft.. I learned to knit from my mom and aunt, at around five. I was taught with two sticks that come out of candy apples. I was such a busy child this helped me sit still, as I really loved it. My intrested in Jesus Christ, seems back as far as I can remember, was always. My first marriage I had two sons, things did not work out. I later married again and he had two children which we joined together with our daughter. We were forced to move as our home was sold where we rented. Having to up root our family from where they loved was very hard on them. In less then a year, my husband had a sever stroke, and less the one month to the day my son took his life. I worked at his cousins farm to help out, never was around many horses before so I learned quickly, how to move slow and carefuly around them. After my daugter graduated school, she talked me into returning to school at 50. I went to school worked at the farm and study when I could. Became a CST worked in a local hospital for over 7 years. Then with some made up chargers I was dismised.I have more time to devote to God now! My husband pasted in 2007. And I have dedicated my life to do Heavenly Fathers will. There is no malace in me toward those who have wronged me I love and pray for them daily.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by good parents who took me to church every week. In my teen years I wanted to serve God by becoming a nun. As I got older those thoughts went the way of the wind. I was married and sort of forgot all those good intentions. But they returned and I felt something was missing in my life. I started at the church were I was taught. Still found something was missing I searched and prayed. Was given the name of Jesus Christ. That made so much sense why would I worship God in a church named after some man. I was on a mission only to find there are many, I went to several did not find what I was searching for.Two missionaries who had come when I was not at home, thank God for their persistence. When they taught me the lessons I knew it was the truth I felt it so very strong right at the begining it was like coming home!! All those last years melted away I felt the love our Our Savior and his forgiveness wash over me.I was truly blessed many trails and tests have come to pass since then and I know with out a shadow of a doubt it has been the constant help I have received from the Holy Spirit. One of the greatest trails is to have this truth in your life, and family I love close their eyes and hearts to the truth. These are our families we are given the able to spend all eternity together we must be of one mind and one heart. I took me til just recently to realize I had not forgiven myself for the things I had done, God had, but I did not see I was holding on to many of my past mistakes, as the Holy Spirit helped me to see, truly that my heart was opened and now could receive all the love that had been being poured upon me all these many years. My eyes are open my heart is full of my Saviors unending Love! This is what upholds me every day I know the truth and it here for all!

How I live my faith

I am here at all times to be of sevice in any way I can to any one not only those of my faith. We are all Heavenly Fathers children and we love one another as ourself. I am thankful to God every day that I can be an instrument in his hands. I attend the Temple every week and am blessed to be able to have time to do this. My desire each day is to live worthy to continue to live according to Gods will. And I know I am not perfect but Jesus Christ is and I am one with him. As I make my mistakes I can go to God and pray for forgiveness and will receive his blessing to be forgiven and start a new.I am truly thankful for Our Savior Jesus Christ for his atoneing sacrfice, and for the knowledge of it .Now it is the season all hearts are turned to Christ we celberate His birth. Jesus Christ is the reason for the joy we feel at this time. Remembering thing that are of God and not of the world, following Jesus's example, to give love one to another helping those in need!! Give some of what we have been given generously to others. Sharing the greastest gift Jesus has given love and forgiveness. He has blessed us with eternal life!! As I remember His birth and remember the true meaning of Christmas, Christ's Love. As I have opened my heart it has been filled with joy from on high.