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 James

I grew up in a Mormon family of 10 in Wyoming. I'm now in Colorado and happily sealed to my wife in the temple. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the middle of Wyoming in a large LDS family. I was the 6th of 10 kids. I got married in 2000, but that ended in 2008. I moved from Salt Lake City to Denver Colorado and tried to start my life over again. I am now 34 years old and am married to the most wonderful person in the world. We were sealed for time and all eternity in the Denver Temple 18 months ago. My wife and I had both been divorced before and could relate on many topics. We found that we strengthened each other and supported each others dreams. I am currently working on my MBA and should have that finished in about a year. After that we plant to stay here in Denver as it is beautiful place to live. For fun I DJ church dances and wedding receptions on the side. My wife and I love to host partied and get-togethers. We have been blessed by finding a home to rent while in school that allows us to have Family Home Evenings every Monday night with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

During my first marriage my wife and I were not very spiritual. We were married in the Lutheran church and I think we only went to church on Christmas Eve and Easter. After my divorce in 2008, I asked the Lord what I should do now. I got the feeling that I needed to move to Denver. So I did. After moving in with my brother in Denver I found myself being introduced to all of his Mormon friends and being accepted as a common friend quickly. We started hanging out and I began to heal from the divorce thanks to these friends. I started dating a Mormon Lady and we had many discussions about the church. Then one day she asked me, “Why aren’t you Mormon?” I could not answer her. I really didn’t know. I was raised in a good Mormon family, but had left the church in my teens. My whole life I had lived the standards of a Mormon and I knew that this is one of the reasons that I was interested in Mormon girls. So I started to research the church. When my Sunday schedule changed I started going back to the Mormon church. Over a period of about 8 months I did everything to find out if the church was true. I talked to my bishop and read “Mormonism for Dummies.” But eventually, my brother summed up what I needed to do to know for myself. He said you need to read the Book of Mormon and ask the Lord for yourself. So I did. I eventually came across a scripture in Ether, chapter 12, verse 6: And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith. I was blown away. “ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.” This showed me that I didn’t get to know all the truths in my heart until after the “trial” of my faith. I am a Mormon today because I chose to go through that "trial of my faith." I feel that being a Mormon makes me a better person every day.

How I live my faith

I am the secretary to the Stake Young men’s Presidency. I attend church every Sunday morning and actively participate in the lessons and discussions presented there. I also live a Mormon lifestyle everyday of the week. I have high standards and I live them every day. I study the scriptures and pray with my wife every night and feel that this helps bring the spirit into our home. My wife and I support each other in their callings and assignments at church on Sundays and throughout the week.