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 McCall

Cookie Dough Fanatic, Outdoor Adventurist, Lover of Life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well I'm a pretty simple person that loves life and living it to the fullest!! I love working with the youth of the church in summer programs. I love to watch them grow and come to know their Savior better and develop a stronger relationship with Him. I love being active and just playing every chance I get, whether it's a sport, or swinging on the swings or just star gazing. I love it all!!! My family means the world to me and they are where I find my true joy in life. Every moment that I have I can be found playing with my family singing loud and dancing around like gooneberries.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the gospel gives me the opportunity to become who I want to be. It gives me the knowledge of who I am, a Child of God but more specifically a Daughter of God. I know that if I stay true to my divine identity and follow the teachings of the church that one day I will be able to live with my Savior, Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven again. I'm so grateful for each and everyday that I have been given to stand as a witness of God by the way I live my life. I have truly figured out who I am and what I can become as I have prayed about this gospel and found out for myself if this was indeed the true church here upon the Earth. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church here upon the Earth today. It was restored by a prophet in the Latter-days to it's original form, the form in which Jesus Christ set it up to be when he ruled and reigned here upon the Earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily by being a living example of what I believe. I currently am serving as a representative of Jesus Christ as a missionary for our church. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I have worked with the youth of the church in many different summer programs and I have truly come to love and admire the youth of the church and their courage to face the world daily. It is through these opportunities that I've had to live my faith that I have become truly converted and firmly planted in this gospel that I love with all of my heart :) Teaching and Testifying of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ truly brings me great joy!!!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that His grace is sufficient for all of us as long as we do everything in our own power. In 2Nephi 25:23 a verse in the Book of Mormon at the end it says, "it is by grace we are saved after all we can do." So I would say the better question is this, What is all we can do? We are asked to have faith in Jesus Christ, Repent, be baptized by someone holding the proper priesthood authority of God, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, and endure to the end or to continue doing what we know is right. If we do these things and are constantly striving to draw closer to Jesus Christ and do what is right then His grace and mercy will be sufficient enough for us. Just remember it is AFTER all WE can do!! Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a declaration of things that we know to be true. Truths that have been confirmed to us by the holy ghost or the holy spirit. A testimony can consist of knowing the Book of Mormon is true or that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Lord's true church or anything that the church teaches. These truths can be known to anyone by a sincere study of the truth that they wish to know and asking their loving Father in Heaven for a confirmation of these truths. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No we are not required to serve a mission, in fact we pay to serve a mission! We pay to leave our families behind and everything we love to declare the message that Jesus Christ lives! With recent changes in the church Young men have the opportunity to serve at 18 if they desire instead of 19. Young women have the opportunity to serve at 19 now instead of 21. These are simply options if they choose. I know that for myself no one forced me to serve, it was all my choice. I chose to serve because I love my Heavenly Father and I know the gospel brings many blessings that we can't even begin to comprehend. Show more Show less