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Hi I'm Beth

I grew up in Utah. I am going to school in Arizona to become a physical trainer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! Call me Beth. I come from Utah and recently moved to Arizona. I'm going to school full time, studying Exercise and Wellness. I'm working on becoming either a fitness trainer or a nutritionist. I live with my grandfather and we take care of our two cats and a bunch of chickens. I enjoy being outdoors, and I take a particular interest in hiking, rock climbing, running, and swimming. I'm also quite into looking up patterns of eating and exercise, or solutions to weight loss (hence my major). I hope one day to get married and sealed in a temple and raise a family. But if it never happens, I still look forward to possibly serving a mission and pursuing my career.

Why I am a Mormon

I am from Utah! I grew up as a Mormon around Salt Lake City until my late teens. When I was nineteen I started to stray from my parents morals little by little and eventually wanted to explore life outside of the church. Some might call it my "rebellious" stage in life. But after a couple of months I realized how insecure I was feeling with a sexually pushy alcoholic boyfriend, and friends who were wild and loose. Too soon I started to want my normal protected life back. I wanted the safety and comfort I'd had being in the church of Jesus Christ. But I really couldn't just stop. I had to escape and move to a place where it would be hard to return to my close friends that I had grown up with. So I moved in with my grandparents in Arizona. At first it was hard to repent as I didn't feel any guilt for what I'd done at all. I knew what I'd done was wrong, but in my heart I just didn't feel bad for it. It took work to put what I knew in my mind into my heart. I spent a lot of time praying with the Lord and studying the scriptures. There was one thing I wanted, and that was to be forgiven of my sins by Jesus and His Father, and to have their blessings in my life again. Finally there came one day, I had been really struggling with what I needed to be doing, praying to God, when I realized my Father in Heaven was proud and happy with me. It was one of the most magnificent and relieving feelings I had felt in such a long time. I also knew without a doubt that He was 100% real. He had touched my life and even now continues to guide me in my life, not only in my mind and heart, but with physical things as well. I have literally felt his arms wrapped around me when I was at my lowest. There is nothing out there that I will allow to destroy my knowledge of my Savior. I love Him. I wish upon everyone to know what I know, that we have a loving Father in heaven who cares about us.

How I live my faith

I make the church an important part of my life. As a young daughter of Heavenly Father I participate in my church meetings every Sunday. I serve as a substitute primary teacher (teaching the young children) or sometimes I even get to take charge of singing time, 20 minutes of pure singing! It really is very fun not only for the children. I try my best to contribute to the church, donating a tenth of my income. I also make it an important part of my week to partake of the sacrament in our sacrament meeting. I enjoy meeting with the women and really appreciate the bond that we have there in our relief society. This church creates many opportunities for us to work together and serve. I'm glad to have this in my life. To know I don't have to do this on my own.