What Is a Church Community?

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 Holly

I Love Life, Laughter, And My Missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Vancouver, BC area most of my life, and have come to love and appreciate this wonderful place I call home. I live close to the ocean, the countryside, and the city. I absolutely love the water, whether it's the ocean, a lake, a swimming pool, or the bath tub. I surfed for the first time almost 2 years ago and I have fallen in love with being on a surfboard. I fell in love when I was 15, introduced the Gospel to him in 2008, got engaged in 2009 and said goodbye as he left on a mission in April of 2010. He will return to me in March 2012 and we will be sealed in marriage for Eternity. He is the greatest of all my many blessings, besides the Gospel of course. I love my family more than anything, they shaped me into who I am. I love laughing with my amazing friends. I love food, music, summer, the outdoors, the Gospel, and everything Life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was baptized at the age of 8, and have always believed in God and his teachings. When I went through my teenage years, I struggled and rebelled. Although I always went to church, my testimony was losing strength and I was not doing all that I should. At a youth Conference called EFY especially for youth, a wise counsellor asked me to take the time to do my personal prayer and scripture study. At first I struggled to feel anything at all, and was frustrated. Then I opened my heart and prayed to feel something, to feel anything. Then as I opened my scriptures and read, I read a scripture saying to ask, and if it were true I would feel a burning in my bosom. Straight away, I felt a heat in my chest and an overwhelming emotion. I knew that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was true. Since that experience, I changed my life around and became closer to my Heavenly Father and Saviour. Through that experience, I was able to be an example to my boyfriend at the time, and was such an example that he decided to open his heart and mind to the Gospel. Not too long later, he was baptized into the LDS Church and later decided to serve a mission. Now he is an example to me. Last year I gained a very strong testimony of the Book of Mormon, as I studied and pondered it for the first time in depth. I prayed to know of its truth, and heard clearly in my heart and mind, "you already know it is true". I cannot, and will not deny that the Book of Mormon is true, that our Heavenly Father and Saviour Jesus Christ Live, And that the Gospel is true. I have gained more joy and happiness than I ever though possible. I see God's hand everyday in my life, and have had personal experiences with him. I know with all of my heart that our saviour Jesus Christ died for all of us, and he loves us so much! I would not trade that knowledge for the whole world. I live what I believe, and my beliefs have become who I am. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my life in a way that people will know who I am and what I stand for. I try hard to avoid being a Sunday Christian, because I don't just believe in God on Sunday, I believe in him everyday, and he blesses my life daily. On Sundays I go to church, then come home to spend the day with my family and close friends. We play games, watch Gospel centred movies, go outdoors and spend time together, and have discussions where we all learn and grow. I strive to surround myself with people who have the same standards as me, because you are who you hang out with right. Throughout the week I pray constantly during my day, in the morning and evening, before meals, and whenever I want or need to. I read my scriptures everyday if possible, and try to bring myself closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love having Gospel discussions with my friends, we question each other and talk about new ideas. We learn through each other and our experiences. I am so grateful that the church is always having activities to keep me focused on what I should be. From family home evening, to sports night with the missionaries, and institute where we study the scriptures more in depth. There is always something going on. No one is perfect, but I do my best to be involved in these activities and focused on the Gospel daily.