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Hi I'm Mary

I'm an English major, I love to have fun, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a poor college student who just loves life. I'm pretty nerdy so of course I love to read and write. In high school I was very involved in theatre so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I also play the trumpet and enjoy all kinds of music, from jazz to country to R&B.

Why I am a Mormon

I am LDS by choice. Yes, I grew up in the church, but no one ever forced it on me. When I was about 12, I started to get really down in life. It seemed as if nothing could make me happy. I started to wonder if God was really there and if he was, then why did he abandon me? In my mind I proclaimed myself an atheist and turned my back on God. I began to become more and more depressed in my life to the point where everything seemed hopeless. One night, out of desperation, I said a prayer. I asked if God was there and if He loved me, then He should let me know. I immediately felt a feeling of peace and love and I knew then that God was there and He did in fact love me. Years went by. After reading the Book of Mormon when I was 14, I decided that I wanted to stick with the religion that my parents had raised me in. As the years went on, however, I still struggled with my emotions. I tried several different things, but the depression would never go away. I began to question God again and wonder why I was never happy despite all my efforts. By this time I was 18 and seriously questioning the value of my life and if it had any meaning. On a chance occasion, I met a stranger who also struggled emotionally and who also happened to be a Mormon. As we continued our conversation, he gave me a Book of Mormon and told me I needed to read it. At first I resisted. I mean, I had already read it, why did I need to again? As I read it for the second time, however, I began to the feel the peace and happiness that I had been missing in my life. I felt pure joy. I testify that this gospel is a gospel of happiness. God designed every part of it to give us joy. If we embrace God's love into our lives and strive to be the best we can be, then God will help us through our struggles so we can find that happiness. Although my struggles are far from over, I know that I can rely on our Heavenly Father to help me find joy in my life and bless the lives of others as well.

How I live my faith

Although I do not hold any official positions in my church, I still do my best to serve others. Whenever I see others who are down in life, I do my best to help them know what I know about God's love. Whether it's spending time with someone or just being a shoulder to cry on, I strive to be that loving support for others. I hope that through my love towards them that they will have a glimpse of the love Heavenly Father has for them.