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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a Mormon & when I joined the church when I was 24,married with 3 children. I now have 5 grown children & 3 grandchildren.

About Me

I am an only child & my mother passed away when I was quiet young, leaving me & my dad. Those years were hard & I became adrift from all that I knew. I left my faith behind me as I traveled out alone into the world. Consequently I made many wrong choices that closed the doors on most of my dreams of what life I knew I wanted for myself. But life has a habit of going on & you make the necessary changes. By the time I was on marriage number 2 & 3 children things were settling down for me & I knew that my Heavenly Father was missing from my life. I wanted to find Him again & teach my children of His love. To regain my relationship with Him & become a better me. A better wife & mother. Growing up a Catholic I felt that God only happened on Sundays, at church & that was it until next week. I wanted to find someway to live where God was present all the time. Was present in all that I did.

Why I am a Mormon

I embraced the church as a young mother. Although my husband is not a member 1 of his sisters was & this is how I discovered the church. It was through her that I decided to read the Book of Mormon, receive the missionaries & became baptized. My husband is still not a member but I am still here. I can not deny that I have a Father in Heaven & that Jesus Christ is my Savior & Redeemer. I have a testimony of Joseph Smith, that he translated the Book of Mormon & restored the Church to this Earth with all its Priesthood powers & life saving ordinances. I know that we have a living Prophet on the Earth today that leads & directs us through direction by our Father in Heaven. I know this with all my heart & with every fiber of my being.

How I live my faith

Living my faith each day can be tough as I am the only member of the church in my immediate family. It is always up to me to be my own guide. When I am feeling a little low or discouraged there is no one by my side, at home, to help lift me. I must do it all my self. But this is where my church family come to my aid. Other church members are always available to hold my hand & dry my tears & share my burdens until I am strong enough to go on by myself. Maybe this is why I am strong in my faith because it is all me & I am not hanging on the coat tails of the faith of someone else. When I say "it is all me" its not just me because my Heavenly Father is my constant companion & His aid is always at hand.