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Hi I'm Sam

I am from everwhere, a military brat some say. Hopefully one day I will be able to defend the freedoms i enjoy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a simple man. I have grown up in the church, and yet i had to find my own testimony. Or develop my own testimony. I have also lived in many places, almost all across the United States and of course Germany. Even though i have moved around alot i have always managed to still keep and love my hobbies. I love to draw, paint, and write. Although my writting sucks. I have always wanted, since the 8th grade to create and publish my own comic book. But a comic that helps promote having morals, patriotism, and good beliefs. Hopefully one day I will be able too. I love movies, and cartoons. Many people have said that I own too many movies, but they are just jealous. I also come from a broken family. My mother and father divorsed when i was around the age of 4. I dont remember and have any happy memories, or memories at all of life before the divorce. Even though i have, what i would call the "Traditional Wicked Step Mother" I am grateful to be where i am today. One good that came from the divorse is that my brothers and i are very very close. Closer than other families in my opinion. I am just so grateful to have such amazing brothers that are amazing role models for me. I have hope that even though i had a "rough" start. My Finish is going to be amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, because I choose to be. I grew up in the church. I had friends that were inside and outside of the church, and I seemed to have just made the motions without really putting my heart into it. It wasn't until i was out of school and working. My oldest brother had always been there for me and would often come over and hangout, go to the movies, or go camping with me. Each and everytime he would do his duty and ask me what i wanted to do with my life. Was I going to serve a mission for the church. Where did i see myself in several years. Each time I would tell him that I wanted to join the military and that I didnt really think serving a mission would be something I could see myself doing. But like the Great brother he is, he simply was just always there. He would listen and express to me his desire for me to be the best I could be in his eyes. One day, my brother was killed in a car accident. I didn't know what I was going to do with my life. I felt the slap of the 2X4 called life. I felt confused. I didn't know where I was going in life. Finally one day, after watching one of my favorite cartoon shows. I felt very inclided to pray. To tell my Father in Heaven everything that was on my mind. So I did. And immediately I felt like I was being wrapped in his arms. The warm, confort, and joy I felt were indescribable. I knew the knowledge I had gained from my youth about the Plan of Happiness was true. I knew and know that I will be able to see my oldest brother once again. I just hope he is proud of me and the decisions I have made and continue to make.

How I live my faith

I have several responcibilities in my ward. I am currently the Secretary to the Bishop as well as an Instructor for the adult males in my ward. I do what I can to be an example and to teach these adults the gospel as our Heavenly Father would want. I am also learning the "behind the scenes" work that goes on in a ward. I am realizing more and more at how many people that are and aren't members of the church look at someone like me. I am then reminded that i need to watch what I say and do because I am a representing the church. So even when I have to call someone to schedule an appointment or even just to talk with them, I need to watch what I do and say. Alot of my friends think I am crazy because my life seems to be so hectic and busy all the time. But to be honest, I like being busy, and when you think about it, I am not really that busy. I choose to serve and the Lord has promised us that he will prepare a way for us to accomplish what he needs for us to do. Somedays I do feel stressed, with work, relationships, church and I just want to crawl into the corner and cry. But those are the days that I pray a little harder, and look a little harder for those intenses in which Heavenly Father has helped me that day. I know he has helped me because I see it. Even if I don't see anything, I know he was still there and helped me. Sometimes it was the smile of a friend or co-worker. The pray of another on my behalf. There is always something there that I can't see, but has helped me. So, I do my best to smile and help as much as I can. Cause I want to be the answer to someone's prayer that day.