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Hi I'm Ariel

I grew up in Henderson, NV. I am serving a mission for the church in Tokyo, Japan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I love life and I love to have fun. My family is very important to me and I spend most of my days loving my nephews and niece and laughing with my family and friends. I am in school, planning on getting a degree in meetings and events management but if you are a college student you know that your major can change every day sometimes. That's how I feel. I grew up dancing and performing for various things. I wasn't the best at everything I did but if there was something I was interested in, I would try it and give it my all. I was in musicals in high school and loved it. Music is the way to my heart. I love how music can transform any darkness into a ray of sunshine. I have a simple life and try to live it to it's fullest every day and be who I am destined to be. I know I may not go on to be famous or anything but all I want is to be famously kind to everyone I meet. People are my real passion. I love learning about other's and their incredible stories. I love the diversity of each individual I come in contact with. Life is too short to pass someone by without loving them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church learning and growing with loving parents who always followed the gospel and taught me well. For a lot of my life I didn't really think too deeply about church or why I kept going. My parents just told me to so I did because it was fun and made me feel happy. There was a time in my life where that just wasn't enough anymore. I needed more of a reason to keep going to church and following all these "rules". I had been told my whole life that if I wanted to know anything I could ask God. So I did. I knelt to my Father in prayer and pleaded with Him to know for myself it the gospel was true, if He really did know me and love me. I waited not too long and then felt an overwhelming sense of peace and love. I knew that I had a Father in heaven who knew exactly who I was and a Savior who loved me so much that he atoned for my sins. From that day forward I have had so much hope in my life that even the hardest of trials won't stop me from loving and living this gospel. Being Mormon is who I am in every particle of my existence. It is why I am happy. It is why I know what it means to love and to be loved. It is why I can continue to live and be happy even through the depths of my sorrows. I know that God lives and Jesus Christ is my Savior and my older brother. I know I can live with my family forever. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know the Book of Mormon was a gift from God to help us endure the pains of this life and to rejoice in the joy of the truth. I know that if I stay close to my Savior in prayer and in deed, I will return to live with Him. This gospel is true. This gospel WILL change anyone and everyone's life that has a desire to know truth.

How I live my faith

I am currently a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I will leave for Tokyo, Japan in a couple months. I am at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah learning how to teach the gospel and inspire others to come unto Christ. I spend my days studying the word of God and the Japanese language. It is the hardest thing I have ever done but I wouldn't want to spend the next year and a half in any other way. I honestly cannot wait to get to Japan and tell every person I meet why I am so happy and how they can be happy too.