What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Sarah

Chocolate enthusiast, music major, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five children in my family. I love small towns. One of my favorite things to do is to go exploring--whether in nature or a new part of town I've never been to before. I love to read all kinds of things. More than anything though, I love music of all sorts--playing, listening, writing... you name it. I mainly play piano and violin, but I always love to learn new instruments. I am currently studying music education in college and hope to someday teach high school orchestra.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and the Holy Ghost has testified to me that it is true. When I follow the teachings of this church, I see nothing but blessings and good things that come from it. Really, I see no way that it can be that God is not real or that the things that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches are false. It has to be true. There is no other way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying every day to be like Jesus and love those around me. More than anything, it comes down to having a positive attitude. Though I'm not perfect, I do what I can to practice what I preach and lead by example. Also, I believe that music is a powerful thing. Hymns and other songs about Jesus Christ are a huge part of my life. I love to play and listen to them all the time. "Share the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words."

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Sarah
Baptism is an essential ordinance performed when children are at least eight years old. It is done by immersion by a worthy priesthood holder. We don't do baptism when kids are babies, because they aren't guilty of anything. If they don't know right from wrong, how can they be guilty? By the time they're eight, they've learned those things and are then held accountable for their sins. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Sarah
We need a Savior because we all make mistakes. "No unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God." Because of this, we need to be able to repent. Jesus Christ, our Savior, suffered and died on the cross for our sins so that we can repent and constantly strive to do better. If we repent, then we can go back to live with God after we die. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Sarah
The Word of Wisdom is a set of guidelines and rules for things that are good for us to eat and drink that are good for our bodies and won't harm us. It tells us not to use drugs, drink, or eat too much of anything. It also tells us that things like fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats in small portions are good for us. We are told that those who follow the Word of Wisdom will have strength to do everything they need to. They "shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones and shall run and not be weary and shall walk and not faint." I believe that this commandment is true because it was given long before the rest of the world started saying that these things are how we should be eating and taking care of our bodies. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sarah
Mormon women are amazing, strong, virtuous, kind, serving, loving, and faithful, just to name a few. We find joy in the happiness and well-being of others. We encourage and lift those who may be depressed or doubting themselves. We help those who stand in need of our service. In a lot of ways women and men are pretty much equal in out church. For example, as husband and wife they must work together to make their home a better place. The husband's job is to preside and protect and the wife's job is to care and nurture. Show more Show less