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Hi I'm Loren Kertamus

I'm from Montana. I'm currently serving the church in the Texas San Antonio Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For me, the church has always been a part of my life. I'm the oldest of six kids and was raised in the church. i grew up in California and our family eventually moved to Montana. I graduated from high school there in 2010. Since living in Montana, I picked up snowboarding and spent as much time as i possibly could on the hills, trying to pull of tricks off jumps and landing them without killing myself. When i wasn't snowboarding, i was playing classical piano and learning Mozart or playing guitar with my friends. Since coming from a large family, i know what its like to be stressed with your little brothers and trying to stay sane at the same time. But i loved it at the same time because we had a whole lot of fun too. I'm currently serving the church as a full-time missionary in the Texas San Antonio Mission. And Ive never been happier!

Why I am a Mormon

that is a loaded question.... Well, i was born in the church and grew up in it. i did everything i was supposed to: go to church, take on responsiblities within the church, and try and be a good person. but that drive to do those things can only last so long as you get older. when your a kid you accept everything because you trust your parents and what they say. But there comes a point in time for everyone, where you must question what you believe and what other people believe. because in all reality, do you know that the testimony that your parents or your friends have is true? for me, i questioned myself. i questioned myself pretty hard in fact. if i actually believed everything that my parents had been teaching me than that meant that id have to start really living it. but i wasn't ready to make and live the commitment of the gospel. i didn't have a very strong desire. I don't think i've ever doubted that the church and that gospel wasn't true, but i really doubted whether i wanted to live it or not. i could see myself slowly but surely start to slip away. But then i was faced with going on a mission or not. My dad really wanted me to go and he pushed me the hardest. I wasn't completely sure when i was putting in my papers if i wanted to go or not. but before i left i decided that since I've always felt that deep down inside that the church is true, going on a mission wont hurt my standing with God one bit. And to be perfectly honest, it was the best decision i could have ever made in my whole life. I can feel the presence of the Holy Ghost more in my life, guiding me and helping me make decisions. I know this church is true. 100 percent. Its changed my life for the better!

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a Full-time missionary for the church in the Texas San Antonio Mission. I spend my time biking the streets and searching for people who are looking for the peace and comfort that i have found. i only do this because i know its true. its a completely false and frankly, a stupid reason to waste two years of my life on a false dream of a hope of more happiness in the world, if all it was a complete lie. i love working because i have never been happier and i know its building God's kingdom for the better.