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 Brian vanduyn

I am from spanaway, I served as a missionary for the church in peru. I'm a welder and love to make art out of scrap metal.

About Me

I'm 22. I like to weld sculptures. I love to go 4x4ing. I served as a missionary in south america in the peru lima south mission. I am currently trying to apply to BYU to study metallurgy or machanical engeniring.

Why I am a Mormon

Well it all started before I even was born, in what we call the pre mortal existence. We were all there in this big meeting and God presented his plan and we all accepted it there for we all came to earth. My grandparents were the first members of the church. I was baptized and confirmed a little after 8 years old. I was baptized because I had a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. Though at the age of about 17 I was faced with the decision to serve as a missionary or not to and there was a little dout that entered my mind in this point in time wether or not I should serve as a missionary. In the months of the early spring I began reading the book of mormon during my lunch hours at work. I had only gotten about half way through the book and decided to pray so one night in june I knelt down on my bed and I began to pray with such sincerity having faith that God would answer my prayer and this feeling of pure knowledge, warmth and comfort assured me that the book of mormon is true and that is why I served a mission and attend church every sunday and strive to become like my redeemer. My name is Brian Vanduyn and I am a latter day saint.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day striving to be more like jesus by doing the things jesus would do and by saying the things jesus would say if he were in my situation. I know I'm not perfect but that is why Christ suffered for us so we could repent. I also strive to live my faith by repenting ever day of my life. I also have a very intense scripture study every day.