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 Colleen

I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I'm currently serving a mission in Nevada Las Vegas, speaking Spanish! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Portland native - evergreens and rain run through my veins. I love the feeling of running through a muddy trail, biking through the rolling hills, and just taking in the sights and smells of the surrounding green. When I leave home I often crave my city, but I've learned to take in the beauty around me. Swimming in the salty ocean in Hawaii and hiking in Utah. Everywhere I go has something wonderful to offer. And it's not just in the sights - it's in the people as well. I love getting to know people and learning from them. I continually want to learn - be it just from life, or from school. I still have so much to learn, but am grateful for what I know. I know that I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

HAve you ever just stopped for a moment, and taken in the beauties of life? If you haven't, you must be living under a rock - the world is just overflowing with never-ending beauty! I have lived in some of the most beautiful places in the world and am still amazed at how individually beautiful each place is; the gorgeous evergreens and the ever-present scent of rain that is Portland; the pure snow and grand mountan ranges of Utah; and the colorful sunsets, luscious landscape, and gorgeous beaches of Hawaii. When I look at the world in all its glory, I know that there must be a God - a loving Heavenly Father. The Earth was no happy accident. This world made specifically so that we could come and experience the joy that comes from life. I find no greater joy than when I am living this gospel - the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that He is my Savior. I have felt His love. I feel His love when I pray, when I read my scriptures (the Book of Mormon) and when I follow Him. I'm a Mormon because I know that Christ lives, that God is my Heavenly Father, and that this Gospel is true.

How I live my faith

With joy!