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Hi I'm Jordan Carpenter

I'm from Arizona. I'm currently spreading the Gospel to the people of Mississippi (best thing I've ever done!). I'm a Jordan.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona and have absolutely loved it. I've got the greatest family, and greatest friends. I've been serving a mission in Mississippi for over a year now, and have loved it. Its taught me a lot about my savior Jesus Christ. Oh, how I love him. My cup runneth over from the blessings I've received. I love being active and playing sports. If you want to lose in Poolball, I've got the crew for that, and if you want to lose in Ultimate Frisbee, me and my boy Scott Saunders will embarrass you. I'm a Phoenix Suns fan and ASU fan for life. I love the scriptures! Words of God! I love making others laugh and have no idea what my future holds, besides me doing my best to make it to Heaven. If you quote Hot Rod or Heavy Weights around me, we'll be quick friends.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 17 it finally hit me that I'd be serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as all young men are expected to. It wasn't that I didn't expect myself to, I just felt as if my time to serve was coming fast and I wasn't quite ready. I wasn't sure of my belief in the church. I was going through some rough times and came to the point when I decided that either this is the true church or there is no true religion out there at all. As I had been taught in church and through reading the Book of Mormon I decided to pray to our Heavenly Father if this church was the true church. For weeks I prayed. This question became more and more important to me until my prayers became pleadings with Heavenly Father to let me know if the LDS Church was true. I can still remember that night. I felt as if I prayed with all the energy and sincereity my soul has to offer. I had to know! What was the point of life if there was no true religion? As I finished my pleading prayer I climbed into bed and cried for what seemed to be hours until I fell asleep. As I layed in my bed I felt as if God didn't exist. I felt lower and more depressed than I ever had. Worsely, I felt alone. As I cried, in my mind I thought "this can't be right, my life does have a meaning." The next morning, simply put, I felt the Spirit of God stronger than I had ever felt before. My faith had been under extreme pressure, but I felt the Spirit testify that this was the true church. The Spirit comforted me and made me feel happier than I had ever felt before. I couldn't stop smiling the rest of the week. Now when times get tough, I like to think of that moment when I struggled more than ever with my faith. To me it is like a spiritual workout in that we don't grow to our greatest potential unless we are pushed to our greatest limits. I believe if we stick it out through the tough times and simply have faith that things will get better, then they will. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am 20 years old and have been a living and breathing modern representative of Jesus Christ. I'm doing exactly what he would do. I've been serving a mission in the Mississippi Jackson Mission for over a year now. So far the experiences have been amazing, and the most worthwhile of my life. Yeah, its tough leaving behind my family and my friends, but I've learned so much, and have gained a deeper love for my Savior. The church gets truer to me everyday. You can't tell me it's wrong, its true! Its amazing how much our Heavenly Father loves us. He's right there! Just talk to Him. .