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 Jordan

I am an exhausted student, a day-dreamer, and an optimistically sarcastic "ray of sunshine". And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior in University, and I live on campus. I don't actually live on campus, but I am there all the time so I say I live on campus. I am studying Electrical Engineering and I aspire to graduate. I'll let you know how it goes... My family consists of six people; My parents, my two sisters, my younger brother and myself. I love my family. I talk to parents every week and we complain to each other about anything. I usually complain about school and girls, and mom usually complains about my younger brother sitting on her. My older and younger sister are happily married to strapping young men. I cannot say otherwise for fear of reprisals.I am just kidding they are all really great. Like everyone else, I wish I had more time to do good things. But if I had more time I would probably waste it on youtube so its probably for the best. I love to work and stay busy with activities and service projects. I enjoy helping others because I always feel better about myself when I do. As I was growing up, my father's work required us to move abroad, so we lived in Indonesia, Thailand, and China. I loved living in different places meeting new people, learning different cultures, and seeing different religions. Witnessing others respect for deity increased my own and strengthened my testimony in a loving God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church. But to be honest finding the truthfulness of it, wasn't an immediate concern to me. I enjoyed the company of the members, various Church activities and that was all I "needed". But that all changed when I was preparing to go on a mission. You know the Mormon missionaries that you see occasionally on the street, I was preparing to be one of them. When 19 I started thinking a lot about the people that I would be visiting. I didn't know anyone that I was going to be teaching but I did know what I would be asking them to give up. I knew that I was going to be asking them to give 10% of their income to God, to give up alcohol, go to Church, and live a chaste life. I started thinking about them being willing to do all of this but the most important thing that I wanted to be prepared for was to give them my reassurance that it was absolutely true. I apologized to God, for all the time that I had wasted with insincere efforts and asked Him to let me know if the church was true. Long story short, He did. God somehow answers prayers. I know the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints is true. I know that God lives and loves us. And that he sent his Son Jesus Chirst to die for us.

How I live my faith

Life is as smooth as a ferry over a waterfall, and because I don't even like ferries its challenging. But the LDS faith provide a perspective that extends beyond the scope of this life. With a larger perspective, I have the courage to do what is right, I can make time for church and other important activities and I have a reassurance that God really does love me, and that he wants me to be happy. I live my faith by reading scripture, praying, attending weekly church services and keeping the commandments. I know I am happier when I do these things. My relationship with God is very important to me because it provides me with a purpose, direction and meaning in life. I love the Gospel because I know why I am here, what I should be doing, and where I can be going. Sometimes I express my faith in testimony, and sometimes it is though service but whatever the means. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is His church. It is led by a living prophet, like Moses, Abraham, or Elijah.