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 David

I'm from one of those big Mormon families with the 12 passenger van to prove it.

About Me

I'm a web designer at a large company based in Seattle, and am a proud husband and father. I graduated from college about 3 years ago, but I'm going back to school this year to continue developing my technical skills. Just before I left school, I met my wife, and we have been happily married ever since. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, and playing computer games (in that order =).

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in a Mormon family, I had to learn for myself that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, as organized by Him through modern prophets. I was 14 when I had my first experience where I had a desire to know for myself whether the church was true. I went to a quiet place where I could pray by myself, and I was overcome with a powerful feeling of God's love for me, and his assurance that I was following the leaders that He had called in our day. I knew then that God loves me and that He has established his church with a living prophet to guide us back to His presence. I have had many experiences since then that have strengthened my conviction of the Gospel. During my mission to Central America, I had countless opportunities to serve people and learn to become more like Jesus Christ. There were as many challenges as blessings, and that has taught me to see trials as opportunities to become stronger through faith in Jesus Christ. As I have sought His help to overcome these trials, He has taught me how to be patient, selfless, and humble.

How I live my faith

In the home, we read the scriptures daily (ok, we're not perfect, so we miss a day or two) and we always have family prayer before meals and at the beginning and close of each day. These family traditions of inviting the Lord into our home give our home a feeling of peace and happiness. I serve in my church as a teacher for the 16-18 year old boys, and it is an honor to be able to share my faith and experiences with them. I have high hopes for the next generation as I see how these boys want to do what's right and learn to live responsibly as members of the church. Many of them will go on to serve full-time missions as I did, and I know that they will become great men and positive contributors to society.