What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Jason

I love The Cosby Show! I am an engineering student. I was a missionary in Paraguay. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am one of the middle children in my family. My siblings are my best friends and mean everything to me. Movies that make you think or portray good versus evil are my favorite. Cosby Show rocks! I love pizza and spaghetti with meat balls. I enjoy both a good musical and watching my University's basketball team. Driving my car with one of my favorite songs on the radio can often make my day a little nicer. I recently returned home from serving two years as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paraguay. Now I am studying civil engineering and enjoying college life. I'm happy. I'm confident. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to LDS parents. My dad was raised with Mormon pioneer heritage and my mother learned of and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her twenties. I was raised in the church. Regardless, I have been raised understanding the need of seeking a personal witness for myself of its validity. I sought and have gained my own testimony of it through sincere prayer answered by divine and personal revelation and today hold to these beliefs because I have God's confirmation that they are true. I'm a Mormon because I love my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. They provide the way, through Christ, to the greatest happiness in this life and in the life to come. I want to follow Christ. I know being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is how He wants me to follow Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trusting God and serving others. Each day I look for what good deeds God would have me do. Basically I try to continue being a good Boy Scout. Sundays are sacred to me, so I do only things that remind me of Jesus Christ on them. It is on Sundays that I partake the Sacrament (like communion). The Sacrament reminds me of both the blood and body of Jesus Christ. By partaking of it I feel His love and renew covenants I have made to follow Him and love others. I maintain standards given to me by living prophets on how to keep my life clean, how God wants it. I do not see movies that conflict my standards, especially about chastity and vulgarity or that are excessively violent. One significant way I have lived my faith was by serving the Lord on a two year mission to Paraguay. I chose to go and give that small portion of my life to Christ so others could enjoy the restored truth God has blessed me with, that He speaks to prophets in our day and reveals modern scripture. How have and do I live my faith; by doing as Jesus did, serving others and living to the fullest.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jason
Not required, but inspired. We as members claim the privilege believe, express and live our religion. We support religious freedom for everyone in the world. Because we have been so blessed to have the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ we desire to share our happiness with every human soul. We love to share our beliefs. Faithful young men in the Church (18-25) are called to serve full-time missions as part of covenants they make with God to act in his name. Single Young Women (19-23 generally) and retired seniors, men, women, and married couples may also serve full-time missions if they feel so inspired. Missions are voluntary, missionaries serve wherever the Church calls them, and are not paid for their service. I consider my two years as a missionary as a blessed time in my life and two of the best. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Jason
Baptism by immersion in water by proper authority is essential for salvation. We hold fiercely faithful to the example set by The Savior in the manner and nature of His baptism. When we are baptized in the proper manner, and afterward are confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ we make promises with Him. We promise to take His name upon us (do what He would do and be worthy to be called his disciple), keep His commandments, and serve Him to the end. He covenants that we may always have His spirit to be with us (the Holy Ghost). I love the knowledge that because I was baptized following the example of Jesus Christ (by immersion in water through proper authority ), afterward confirmed a member of His church, I have shown my love and faith for Christ and may be called a faithful disciple as I continue to follow him throughout this life. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Jason
Yes, I do. God is our literal Father in Heaven. He loves all his children He has sent to the earth throughout history. To help in guiding us, God has called prophets in ancient times and calls them now in the last days. Their purpose has always been to give the word of the gospel and guide God's children, receiving revelation that helps us live our lives in a manner that leads us back to our Heavenly Father. I believe that there is a living prophet today, whom God speaks to and who gives us guidance to better live the gospel of Jesus Christ in a world drowning in sin. Show more Show less