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 Matt

I am from a small country farm. I now live and go to school in Philadelphia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father and a college student. It is hard sometimes to balance life but I just try and remember my goals. I like to see the outdoors and to be able to see nature with my family. The chance to go camping is rarely passed up. I love to watch and play sport. Life is hard sometimes but I know in whom I have trusted. And I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was once asked by one of my church leaders if I had knowledge of the gospel so strong that if my parents left the church and persecuted me would I stay faithful to the Church. I had to answer no. I didn't know for myself if it was true. So I decided to find out for myself. I was told that if you want to know if the church is true was to find out if Joseph Smith was a prophet. Because if He was a prophet then everything he started must be true. One night I prayed to know if Joseph was a prophet. I had faith that Heavenly father would answer my prayer but I knew that I must study it out. I started to read Joseph Smith history and read Joseph's own testimony of what he professed to be the first vision. As I read I felt good and knew it was true but when I can to the twenty fifth verse it really impacted me.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and there I am able to renew my covenants of baptism by partaking of the sacrament. These covenants are to keep the commandments, always remember Jesus Christ, and take his name upon me. I try and treat others they way our Savior would treat them. I don't cuss or put others down. I teach young men from the age of 12-13 about our redeemer and the things that he expects from them. In my schooling I am honest in my class test taking and encourage others to do the same. I treat my wife like she means the world to me because she does. I serve her and our daughter the best that I can.