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Hi I'm Adriana

I am Deaf and LDS. I know God supports all Deaf to learn His gospel. I am a convert. I am happy and love to smile. I am a mormon.

About Me

I long time ago. I old sixteen. I had two missionaries approach me and ask if I was Deaf. I said that yes, I am Deaf. They taught me gospel and I felt the spirit and was interested. I learned two months slow because I didn't understand sign language. They had to act thengs out for me with pictures. and with pictures they taught me about joseph smith. Me thought about it. Then they asked me if I would be baptized. I said yes. My parents said that it didn't matter that decision was up to me. I was inspired to know that what they were teaching me was true. I am happy and church is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I always feel true. My Dad was already baptized. my first sister was already baptized and my second sister was already baptized. My mom didn't want to be baptized. They asked her and she said, "no." I felt to myself I pondered and was on the fence. I didn't know which to support: my dad or my mom. I felt and looked back and forth, I watched the hearing missionaries teach my dad. and I was happy watching and it felt right to decide yes. So I say yes. Missionaries asked me to go to church on sunday and said that I would need to wear a nice dress. I entered church for first time and felt so ackward! I saw other people signing and I met so many other deaf like me. they asked, "how are you?" and I smiled. I felt strengthened as I sat in church and when bread was passed to me I was clueless. The missionaries hadn't told me about that yet. There was a deaf woman to my side that explained that bread represents the atonement and I understood. Then water was passed to me and I asked again. She said it helped us be clean. Church finished, then later at my baptism, missionaries gave me white suit to put on. right before the baptism I felt a little overwhelmed, because I didn't understand the talks. I was frustrated and sad that I didn't understand, but god knows and he helped me and gave me peace. I accepted that I won't always understand what is going on, but I can still be happy with God's help. Sometimes it is hard, but then the spirit gives me courage and I can move forward. When I feel awkward, God encourages me and helps me overcome. I have been a member for 9 years, and I am still a mormon.

How I live my faith

I am now called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Called to serve in California Anaheim. I teach the gospel good for other deaf here. I teach about Faith and prayer for all Deaf to become happy. I love studying the Book of Mormon, especially about wars. How armies were able to conquer by looking up to the Lord, and He supported them. I know that God supports Deaf happen they look to Him for strength. I have been challenged to read the Book of Mormon in 3 months. When I finish, I will be able to show my Book of Mormon to God and He will be happy. Now, let me explain, I can not read. I watch the Book of Mormon Stories and match the pictures with the English Book of Mormon, and I draw pictures so I can remember what the verses mean. I remember and understand. I am signing right now for my companion and she is translating my signs into what you are reading. It is not perfect english because I don't sign english. I want other Deaf to understand my story so she keeps my style on computer. I grew up with no language, I never read Book of Mormon before but now I try. This is good. I finished.