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Hi I'm Jae Tolbert

I'm a Mormon. Currently living in Littleton, Colorado. I love music, my kids and specially my grandkids!

About Me

I love life, especially if it has anything to do with my family or friends. I have a wonderful supportive family that loves and cares about each other. I love music playing the piano and organ, collecting thoughts and stories, cooking, and serving. I like making Perpetual Thought Calendars. My life has been full of love, music and kids. My wonderful brother and sweet sister-in-law and I have shared a home together for the past 30 years - I love living with part of my family - I don't know what I would do or would have done without them in my life. In 2006 I went to bed not to awaken for 11 days. I was told later that I had died, been brought back, and had gone into a coma. Then I was given less than 1% of a chance of pulling out of the coma. But 11 days later Father in Heaven gave me a 2nd chance at life. This has understandably changed my perspective on life and death. My life is full of many blessings!

Why I am a Mormon

This Church means everything to me, why? because it's the true church. If nothing else the last 5 years or so has given me many reasons to go over my life and think about my testimony. The love and prayers of family, friends, even strangers I'll never meet are amazing and powerful, Our loving Father hears and answers our prayers of this I have no doubt. The Gospel Plan has given me the opportunity to 'Shout for Joy' in the Heavens before we came to Earth when Father announced His Plan. Then I was given the opportunity to come to earth and prove myself. I love life and I everything that it entails. The joys and even the challenges that I've faced (although during the challenges, I probably wouldn't have said this I'm sure). The Gospel gives me directions and guidelines to help me, so I can return again to His loving arms and live with Him and along with my family again FOREVER - what a Beautiful Blessing! I do look forward to that time, as it says in Ecclesiastes 7:1 "...and the day of dead (is better) than the day of one's birth" That's part of what this life is all about, proving ourselves for Eternal Progression. I know that our Father lives and loves us. Jesus Christ is His son who came to earth to teach us and guide us home again. Jesus not only taught us - He showed us how to live so that we might again return. He wants to help us and direct our lives if we will only let Him into our lives. 'I stand at the door and knock' -- open your hearts and let Jesus, our Saviour, brother, and friend in. Let Him show you what He can do for you.

How I live my faith

At this time I'm sitting on the sidelines and not serving in the church as I have been diagnosed with a form of cancer. But that hasn't taken the light of Christ out of my eyes and heart. I trust in the Lord, one of my favorite scriptures found in Proverbs chapter 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all Thine Heart; and Lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths." I don't doubt the Lord, I don't question what's happening, I'm not angry, mad or upset at what's happening with me. I am not afraid of death - it doesn't scare me - I'll just be going home and leaving this earthly home a bit earlier than I planned. It's a journey we will all take - it's part of the plan, it's like going from one room into another room - from people here that love me to people there that love me. The only saddness I will have will be missing out on the lives of my kids and grandkids - their 1st day of school, 1st dance, graduation, wedding, 1st baby, and on and on - missing out on their life's experiences. I'll miss giving them hugs & kisses and kudos for great jobs and hugs & kisses and more hugs when challenges are hard. But, there again, I have to go back to Proverbs 3 and Trust in the Lord - I know He'll take care of my family - He loves them probably more than I do (hard to believe), but true. There is always a plan for us, just because we don't know the plan doesn't mean it's not there. We are literally children of an Eternal Father in Heaven who loves us - we are His children. We indeed have a purpose along with an Eternal Plan to help us return to Him. I know this church is true, we have a living prophet at the head of the church as in days of old, even Thomas S. Monson who leads and directs us as Christ would, if He were here. Jesus Christ and God the Father live - they love us - they want us to succeed and return to live with them. How blessed I am for this testimony and knowledge, in His name Amen.