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Hi I'm Sam

I grew up in Germany and Japan. My husband and I are currently working through the difficulties of infertility. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Human Performance Management in 2010 and currently work full-time for a University. My husband is working on his Bachelor's degree while also working for the same University. I love to play sports, go hiking and camping. I love to crochet and cook and even clean sometimes. My husband and I love to watch t.v. together and go out to eat and see movies. We also love to play games and we can get pretty competitive, especially between the two of us. We love spending time with our families that are near by and I use Skype frequently to keep in touch with my parents. I love to babysit my nieces and nephews as often as possible. I love to read and have a large collection of fiction/fantasy books. I stay away from sad endings as much as possible. I decided a long time ago that if I was going to spend my time absorbed in a story that wasn't my own, either through reading or watching, I wanted to make sure it was going to be as happy as or happier then my own life. I do end up watching a lot of children's movies, but it makes me feel happy inside to see things end well. It gives me hope in my own life, that things will end well.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the Church. I grew up following my parent's footsteps and therefore my Savior's. While I have never attempted to live a different lifestyle, I know that the happiness I feel in my life is closely linked to my obedience to the commandments. I have suffered from depression and in those moments of the severest desperation, I felt completely unloved. I had learned from studying the scriptures that all good things come from God and anything that makes us feel afraid or worthless comes from Lucifer. Because I had learned this as a child, I could grasp upon that knowledge to pull me out of my depression. While it took awhile, and I had to repeatedly remind myself that I had a Heavenly Father who loves me, I have become even more sure of that truth. Since then, no matter what happens in my life, I have a firm testimony that He loves me. The scripture that has become my motto is 1 Nephi 11:17, "And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things." Even now, my foundation is being tested. My husband and I were married in 2008 and since August of 2009 have been trying to get pregnant. We have both gone through numerous tests and I just completed my first surgery, only to find that we are both in perfect health. I know that our Heavenly Father has a plan for me, and I am striving to be patient as I wait for the blessing of a child. It has been a struggle. But the truths I have learned from the Gospel, help me find happiness in my life now and avoid a darker path of bitterness and anger.

How I live my faith

I am currently working with the children in my ward to help teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is such a joy to be there every Sunday and to watch their faces as they listen, and sometimes don't listen to what is being taught. I love the songs they learn and sing along with them. I believe that little children have the powerful ability to brighten any soul. They are so precious and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to work with them as I wait upon the Lord to bless me with my own.