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 Joe Boyer

I live in Arizona after growing up and attending high school in Orem, UT. I am a recent graduate student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Orem, UT. Upon returning from serving an LDS mission, I ended up in Arizona where I now reside. I served in Charlotte, N.C. I got my Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in Tourism Development and Management. I have just completed my Master's degree from Hult International Business School in San Francisco, CA and Dubai, UAE. I have been a Mormon my whole life. I enjoy traveling, exercising, photography, dating, scuba diving, golfing, reading, and cooking/grilling. I love to be outside and involved in relaxing activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because there is nothing greater on this earth that brings so much peace and comfort in both the happy, peaceful times and the tough, difficult times. I know that I can always find not only answers to my problems but also direction and purpose as I search to discover and live those answers. I have more peace as I learn about Jesus Christ through the words of modern-day prophets and the prophets from the Book of Mormon and the Bible. The Church has continuous revelation that pertains to the events of the times. The Lord Jesus Christ speaks to His servants in today's world. And with the world we live in, it becomes very important to listen to His called servants and follow their directions. If it comes from the Lord, it must be good. I also find that in the Church, people are willing to help you if you truly wish to help yourself. It is a profound principle that can be found with active, hard-working members of the Church. No matter where in the world I go, I can find a ward or branch and feel the same Spirit through the same teachings. I feel like family no matter where I go and it is always comforting. The Church is a worldwide family for those that are of the faith or those that are not. I have had moments when the Church was not the primary focus of my life. I thought that I didn't need to rely on the principles the Gospel teaches. I am grateful to be back and I realize how much happier I am for the decision to make the Lord the top priority in my life once again. Blessings come to those that obey Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I choose to My Faith by attending my Church meetings weekly and occasionally during the week at activities. I find that my participation during the week can help when times are tough. I love to attend my Sunday meetings and find much motivation for the week ahead. I actively participate in my callings. I enjoy being a part of community projects and programs. Since I have recently returned to the Mesa area, I look forward to becoming more of a part of the community and attending or volunteering in more effort to serve and participate. I try to be the best example that I can be at all times. I will answer any questions that people have of the Church and my beliefs. I feel that others have a right to their own beliefs and they must be respected. I will, however, ask the same in return. I think that being out with others in work situations, socializing events, recreational programs, community events, exercising or wherever, there are opportunities to serve others and live a Christlike life. I hope that I am doing a good job. I also hope to be better tomorrow than today at being a good example of a Mormon.