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 Sterling

I love my wife, my kids, college football and software development. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was probably destined to work with computers since the day I was born, due to my love of math and for solving any kind of problem with a concrete answer in general. I'm lucky that I get paid to do exactly that with people that I really like and whom I respect greatly. When I'm not at work, I spend the majority of my time with my wife and kids, but I also spend a good amount with the other men from our congregation. For fun, I mostly end up doing things that my wife and I both enjoy, like playing board games or watching college football. And someday, "when I have more time," I aspire to join another novice hockey league, and maybe even a curling league.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon faith. The older I get, the more I realize that not everything is as cut-and-dried as I once thought it was. The reason I am still Mormon relates directly to John 7:17, which I interpret to mean that if you test a given piece of doctrine, you can determine for yourself whether it is real or not. I like this particular scripture because it allows me to apply a scientific mindset -- to try things out and evaluate the results. This continual process forms the foundation of my Mormon faith.

How I live my faith

I believe in and worship Jesus Christ, who I acknowledge as the Savior of the world. I always try to do my best as a husband and a dad. I consider this prioritization of my time and intentions to be my most important offering to God. I have always really enjoyed working with, serving and helping other people. I currently spend most of my church time serving the other men in the congregation, and in the past I served as a Scoutmaster which I also found very rewarding. With respect to living my faith, I prefer to focus on other people, and I find that in doing so my own personal faith is strengthened. Introspective activities such as scripture study are difficult for me and require a lot more effort, so while I do specifically work to improve and enjoy those activities more, I find much more satisfaction in working with other people in many different ways.