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 Dana Lyn

I am a mother of 4 young children. I am married to a wonderful husband. I am a Registered Nurse. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I started volunteering in a hospital when I was a sophomore in high school, and that's when I realized I wanted to become a nurse. I graduated with my associates degree in nursing, and married my best friend soon after. I worked hard to become a good nurse, and even returned to school to finish my bachelors degree in 2009. My daughter was born in 2008, so finishing school and learning how to be a new mom was certainly a challenge. But I wanted my children to know the importance of education. I am now working full time as a stay-at-home-mom, which is harder than being a nurse! I love playing the piano and enjoy seeing my children respond to music through singing and dancing. I am always learning something new about myself every day, and I am thankful to have a loving and supportive husband who works hard to provide for our family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager I belonged to the church's organization for Young Women. It is a program that is open to all teenage girls ages 12-18 that focuses on teaching us self-worth, modesty, integrity, and other important principles. Life as a teenager is difficult enough, especially in a society where morals are being corrupted. But having a sure knowledge of a loving Heavenly Father, and who I am as his daughter, helped me make better choices in my young adult life. Even now, as a young mother, I know I can go to my Heavenly Father in prayer and ask him for guidance in raising these precious children. I know He believes in what I'm doing and who I am trying to become. He sees our potential, even when we are struggling. I know I will never be perfect, but through the atonement of Jesus Christ I can overcome my mistakes and try harder to be a better parent, a better wife, and a better friend to my neighbors. I now belong to the church's organization for women known as the Relief Society, which enables women in the church to provide service to the community and helps us support each other through life's difficult trials. These organizations have helped strengthen me and taught me the values of love, service, friendship, family, and unity. I have a testimony of the divine nature each woman possesses as a daughter of our Heavenly Father. We are all precious in the sight of God, and we each have the potential to become spiritual leaders in our home. We have the responsibility to teach our children important values so that they can influence our society in a positive way. I know that God lives and that he continues to care about what's happening in our every day lives. He continues to provide us with guidance and direction through the spirit and through a living prophet on the earth today. He wants us to be truly happy, and find joy in the things that matter most in this life. I am grateful to know that my Heavenly Father is always there, and that he hears and answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

I love teaching the youth classes in my church. We sing songs to help the children learn certain principles about faith, kindness, love, and other teachings of Christ, and it amazes me how much they already know! Children have such an innocent faith in Christ. They know him as their friend, and when they learn how to choose right from wrong they understand that Christ would want them to always choose the right. It has definitely helped me re-commit to choosing the right, just by following the example of a child.