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 Stacie

I am from Arizona. I used to teach junior high history, but now I am a stay-at-home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated with an undergrad in history teaching. I taught for two years at a junior high, and then my husband and I had our first child - a little girl. I am now a stay-at-home mom; while I miss teaching, I wouldn't trade being a full-time mom for anything! Aside from taking care of my little girl, I love to read - mostly fantasy and science fiction, although I also enjoy history books. I like to craft, and am currently working on a quiet book for my daughter. My husband and I also enjoy cooking together, and we frequently try new meals (from as many different countries as possible). We are both active athletes; we frequently go hiking, rollerblading, and swimming.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by two fabulous parents. Growing up, we always had family scripture study, family prayer, and family home evening, through which I learned about the gospel and what it means to be a member of Christ's church. As I grew older, I began searching the scriptures on my own, and eventually came to the point where I had to know for myself if this was truly the Church of Jesus Christ. I prayed to my Heavenly Father, and felt a burning in my heart and an assurance that this was His church. Since that first prayer, I have had many reassurances of the truth of this church, and I have seen how much happier I am when I follow His commandments. I know that I would not be as happy, nor as strong, as I am if I was not a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's true church, and that it teaches the way to return to Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I teach the children in my ward, ages 18 months to 11 years. They are divided into classes based on age, and I organize teachers and lessons for each class. I am also assigned to visit three women in the ward each month, to make sure that they are doing okay and that their needs are being met; we are becoming good friends, and we all enjoy the chance to visit with each other.