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 Wendi

I am a mother of 5, I am a substitute teacher. And I am a Mormon

About Me

I have always been a member of the church. I grew up in California. I attended BYU and graduated in Early Childhood education. After I married my husband, he moved me to Arizona, where I have lived for 23 years. We have 5 beautiful children. Our oldest is married and our first son is leaving on his mission to Honduras to serve the Lord for 2 years. I am a substitute teacher and love working with children. I love to cook, workout, do all kinds of crafts, waterski and boat (I am the captain of my boat), eat at fun restaurants, but mostly spend time with my husband and kids. Family is so important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I was born a member of the church, I have always known it is true. When I was a youth, I was able to participate in the Oakland Temple Pageant. This was a play about the prophet Joseph Smith. This is where I gained my own testimony. I was able to learn about the church through this play and through the power of music i was touched by the spirit that the Gospel is true. Without a shadow of a doubt I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. As long as I keep the commandments and live the teachings I will be able to return to my Heavenly Father and live with Him again. I know that because I was sealed in the temple to my husband, my family will be together forever. This is why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have always been very active in the church. I have worked with the children, Young Women, and Ladies of our Ward. I have planned many activities including halloween parties, Christmas parties, and even Luaus. My favorite activity I planned was Summer Girls Camp for our youth of about 150 young women. I was able to do this for two years and enjoyed every minute of it. It was incredible to be able to touch young girls lives and see their testimonies grow.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

I feel that clergy are not paid because this is a church built upon service. We all hold jobs within the church and we all receive blessings from serving each other. We all work together. The church is very organized and when we all do our part, it takes all of the burden off of one person and everyone is blessed. Show more Show less