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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a girl who loves teaching. I love life. I love to laugh. I love God. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 28 year old English teacher. I work in Arizona. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream and I hate having my feet tickled. I love sushi. I love taking pictures. I love to travel and I wish I could do it more. I like to bake. Public speaking terrifies me but I love teaching. I am ridiculously forgetful. I can't believe racism still exists. People who help other people are my heroes. I read a lot...maybe too much. I love to cook but I don't really like to clean up after myself. I especially love to laugh and to be with my friends and family. I name almost every in-animate object I own. I just recently discovered a love of the color pink. I love to eat things that are red. I love my family and I love my dog. I live for my niece and nephew and would swim through shark infested oceans to hear them laugh. I love the temple and I enjoy working there. I am ridiculous and I often say strange things. I love 80's movies and can quote many of them. Crickets scare me. Sometimes I sing and dance in the rain. I am special. I am the daughter of a King.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were raised in the Church. My dad was tracked down by the missionaries when he was a youth and my mum was born into this faith. I was raised to believe in the Gospel. I didn't always believe. I mean, I never fell off the deep end and started breaking all the rules. I guess I never took the time as a kid to find out if I thought the gospel was true for myself. I started my life as a Mormon because that was what was expected of me. Boy has that changed. I am a Mormon because I choose to be. There have been many times in my life that I felt like I couldn't talk to anyone. I was raised to be this young women of strong faith in the Gospel, I wasn't supposed to struggle. I would be struggling with feelings that I was always alone. All of my friends and family were finding their eternal companions and I wasn't. I struggled with feelings that I was unloved and that no one would ever pick me. Sometimes I would feel like I never felt the Holy Spirit. I never had answers to my prayers. Soon I stopped praying, studying my scriptures and really believing in things. I still acted like I did so no one would know. Then one day I "woke" up. I realized that I was miserable. I hated who I had become. I seldom went out or met new people. I never reached the goals I set and never progressed with anything in my life. I started with baby steps. I started to change my life forever. I read the Book of Mormon again. I prayed again. I searched everything and found that when I was living the Gospel to the fullest, I was happy. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I am a Mormon because I have finally received answers to my prayers. I am a Mormon because I know that this is the life that is meant for me and I believe in it. I believe in the Atonement, in the sacrifice of the Savior. I believe that families are forever. I believe in my Savior and my Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because that is the me my Father in Heaven meant me to be.

How I live my faith

I am an active member in my ward. I attend church every Sunday. I partake of the Sacrament. I work in the temple every Saturday, helping people preform work for the dead. I even have a calling that allows me to plan trips to the temple for my ward. I also am a visiting teacher. It is my job to visit and befriend sisters in my ward and help them to feel the love of God. These are callings in my life that are very important to me because I have often felt alone and I believe that no one should ever feel like that. I try to be a good example and I try to do the things that the Lord wants me to do. If I have a problem, I know that I can take it to the Lord and He will help me. Living my faith allows me to focus on the important things in life and the eternal principles that will allow me to have my family forever.