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 Leah

I'm a wife, a sister, a daughter, a seamstress, an amateur chef, I dream of owning my own taco truck one day, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I studied at college for about four years majoring in teaching sewing and cooking etc. to 7-12 graders. Yes Home Economics is my major. My major is also known as Family and Consumer Science Education. I really enjoying sewing just because you get to use your hands and your imagination. I love making clothes from patterns that I make and I hope to learn more about tailoring men's suits and alterations in general. Recently I have enjoyed designing t-shirts and I love seeing people wear my creations. I enjoy baking pastries and other yummy stuff. (It also provided a way to get to know my boyfriend who is now my husband. Turns out the way to his heart really was in my cooking.) Going back to what I like to make. Ice cream cakes are one of my favorite thing to make. Cooking food is one of the best ways to get to know people. When I just make some food and invite people over it is how I get to know people and show them that I care; that is one of the main reasons I would love to own a taco truck. I love my family and without them I would be lost and would not be who I am today. I like doing just about anything outdoors hiking, camping, rock climbing, snow shoeing, cross-counrty skiing, and swimming are a few. I love exploring new places and traveling with friends and family. I enjoy being happy and sharing my joy with others. I also love speaking Spanish especially when it catches people off guard.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and have been learning about gospel principles my whole life. I have always felt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church, but there came a time when I needed to decided if it really was what I wanted and what God wanted for me. With prayer and studying the Book of Mormon, I was able to find out for myself. It is by doing the small and simple things that have helped me the most. I have never had a grand experience that changed my mind or convinced me. It was through doing the things that were simple everyday, like praying to my Heavenly Father for guidance, through reading and studying the Book of Mormon, and going to church that have helped my testimony grow the most. That is how I came to know and feel that this is Christ's Church, that has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I have also felt so much peace and happiness in my life from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even when times get hard, and I know they do, it is when I rely upon my Savior Jesus Christ my load is lifted and I am able to bear it with patience. I am able to feel more peace and love from Him and from my Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father and His son, really do want what is best for us and they are always there for us no matter what we do or what we think we can't do. I love my Heavenly Father, and am so grateful to be His daughter. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and am so grateful for the price that he payed so I wouldn't have to as long as I accept Him, and then apply and live His teachings in my life.

How I live my faith

I have been home from my mission for some time now, and it has been a bumpy road. But although I am not a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anymore, I live my faith by drawing strength from my Savior Jesus Christ to do the little things everyday, which is what I tried to do everyday of my mission. Right now I am able to take the things that I learned on my mission and then apply them into my daily life in order to help strengthen myself as well as others that are around me. Before my mission I lived my faith by going to church and helping out in the wards were I lived. Also, I tried to serve others in as many ways as I could think of nice notes left on doors, phone calls or even a plate of cookies. The way we serve others is how a bad day can become a good one. To me service to others is how I try to show and live my faith, just like the Savior Jesus Christ did. I believe that service is love in action, and it is the best way to show someone that you love them. Showing that you care by your actions is one of the most important things that we can do everyday, whether it be a smile or a planned service activity. Giving services that are big or little is a wonderful way to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and do as He would do.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Leah
When mormon missionaries enter a home they talk and preach of Jesus Christ and His Gospel. They teach about where true joy can be found and how it can be obtained. They teach talk about our Heavenly Father's plan and how we can have the chance to go back to live with Him one day. They will also answer or find the answer to any questions that you may have about life, about the church, or about God. They really do care about you and your family and want to help and serve you in just about any way that they can. When the Mormon missionaries enter a home you can begin to feel the love and concern not only that they have for you, but also the love that God, your Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ have for you. Show more Show less