What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 AJ B

I like to sing, dance and read. But most importantly I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 and am an Eagle scout. I enjoy singing in a choir, dancing, art, and reading any book I can get my hands on. My favorite place in the world is anywhere outdoors! I love going outside, especially to places where man hasn't made a huge impact on God's creations. Standing in a grove of trees or on top of a mountian as the sun rises above the mountians ahead, is really a humbling experiance. Our Heavenly Father created this earth that we may come and learn of Him. He didn't have to make it beautiful, but He did. I will be forever grateful that He did...

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this is God's true church. I know this because I have studied the teachings found in the Book of Mormon and have prayed to our Father in Heaven and asked if this is His word, if Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. I felt the Spirit of God testify to me that this is true. I know that it is the truth just as strongly as I feel that Jesus is the Christ, my Lord and my Savior. I pray every day, thanking God for letting me know this for myself. I know that He answered my prayer, and that He will answer yours as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing everything I can for the church and for others. I am willing to do everything for Him. At the moment I am giving two years of my life sharing the gospel with others. Each day I try to listen to the Spirit to tell me where I need to go to help somebody. Sometimes its just as close as the man next door. He expects each of us to come unto Him every day through faith in Him and through repentance. He expects us to make that commitment each day to follow Him. A day where I do not find myself closer to my Savior is a day wasted. I try not to waste any, and I hope that I can help others as well.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

AJ B
No, nobody is required to go on a mission. It is a personal choice between yourself and our Heavenly Father. Every worthy, able young man/woman is encouraged to go on a mission but it is up to them wether or not they answer the call. While on a mission, missonaries are not paid. Before they leave either they or their family saves up the money that it will take. It is completely voluntary. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

AJ B
A testimony is a truth that we have come to know for ourselves, through the power of the Holy Ghost. It helps us as we continue to do the best that we can because we know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

AJ B
It is another record of the dealings of God and the children of men. One thing that I love about the Book of Mormon is that it shows that our Heavenly Father loves all of His children and want them to return to live with Him. To do this He had to provide a way for them to hear His gospel. To do that He called prophets on the American continent between the years 600 B.C. and 400 A.D. The Book of Mormon is their teachings. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. In John 3:16 Christ said, "other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice..." This was fullfilled in the Book of Mormon. In a book called 3 Nephi, ch 11 Christ appeared to the people on the American continents. He appeared to these saints, and also taught them His Gospel. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it is a companion to the Bible. I know that we can learn more about our purpose here on earth and how we can return to live with our Heavenly Father again by reading out of the Bible AND the Book of Mormon. Together we can learn of God's plan for us. I do not wnat you to believe what I say. I wish that everyone on this earth would take the time and ask their Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon is true. I know that He will answer you, because He answered me. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

AJ B
No we do not worship Joseph Smith. We acknowledge him as a Prophet and respect him for that. We worship our Savior, Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father who is our God. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

AJ B
Baptism is an essential ordinance. Our Savior was baptized "to fulfill all righteousness" (Matt. 3:15) We are baptized so that we may return to our Heavenly Father. When we are baptized we receive a remission of our sins, which means that our sins are washed away. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

AJ B
Yes, I love the Bible and refer to it often. The Bible is a record of God's dealings with His children in Judea. It is a record of our Savior's earthly ministry. It tells of His life, miracles, His suffering in Gethsemane, His Death on the cross and finally, His Resurrection. From the Bible we learn many important truths of the Gospel. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

AJ B
Ask God. In James it says: "If any of ye lack wisdom let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him." If you want to know, do as James directs, Ask God. I did. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

AJ B
The Book of Mormon was written by Prophets called of God on the Ancient American continents. Joseph Smith was directed to this record in the 1820s and through the power of God translated it into the english language. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

AJ B
Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mormon is just a nickname. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

AJ B
We need to have faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Faith is more than just a belief, it is the compelling force which drives us to act. Once we have faith in Him we will be willing to do as He asks us. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

AJ B
Yes. My Savior is Jesus Christ. The same Jesus Christ that is in the New Testament. He lived, died, and has risen and Lives again so that I may return to heaven. Show more Show less