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Hi I'm Barb

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was/am a very head strong person...never liked fitting in the mold and never thought I fit in to 'everyone else'. I was a rebellious teenager and young adult; some would say I still am. Anyway, I was into drugs and partying when I was young then after some scarey experiences decided that I didn't like being out of control. I liked being able to say and do what I really felt.... that I liked knowing what I was really feeling; good and bad. I was always connected ito Mother Nature and that is where I felt I could talk to God. I would camp, hike and go for days by myself sometimes. I have always been a spiritual person and have always had a testimony of God and Jesus Christ. I always felt his presence when my world was still. It took me years to humble myself and realize that we are all unique but at the same time we are all the same in the eyes of God. We all are searching, we all need to feel loved and to love. We all mess up sometimes and sometimes get it right. Sometimes we feel so alone... so alone... but that is good for us ... we stretch. And really, God is there when we are ready to pick ourselves up and keep moving forward. That the world is more than I can imagine... that eternity is unthinkable but a reality. That there are truly wonderful wonderful experiences awaiting us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church but I couldn't follow the lifestyle.. ... I became rebellious and quit going to church as a teenager. But when I was a around 30 years old I decided to read the Book of Mormon from the first page to the last.... and I knew... I knew that everything in it was the truth. I knew that the book was modern day scripture for our time. The gospel of Jesus Christ of LDS has the answers to all my questions.. .... it brings the heavens closer to earth... it brings my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ into my life...in a real way... nothing phony. But a person has to want to follow this path. You have to want to live a better life. An honest life. Being a Mormon is not easy. Growing up and being more is not easy either. Doing what is right and what is better is hard... But the outcome is amazing and it's worth it. I had to quit smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee...It was hard... very hard. In fact I made these changes at the hardest time of my life.... but when my life was falling apart having control of these things gave me a lot of personal strength that I needed. Paying tithing and keeping the sabbath holy can be hard some days but I know that by keeping these commandments myself and my family are really blessed...

How I live my faith

I volunteer in a lot of community efforts, I visit some sisters in the church every month and volunteer in compassionate service to members in our church. I love being able to help others. I teach a gospel lesson every Sunday. (I can't believe me a teacher but I do and I love it) I have fun teaching others and I learn so much myself by studying. When life gets hard I always talk to the one person who really knows how to help me and what I need... and I know that He will always be there for me.. but I have to get on my knees and talk.