What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Connie

I'm a homemaker and a mother of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of two daughters, who are now adults. I enjoy gardening, sewing, reading, walking, taking photos, and listening to beautiful music. The area where I live is full of the wonders of nature. I like to get outside and observe the natural world. In the summer, I tend a large perennial garden and a vegetable garden. I try to preserve some of the harvest each year, such as making sauerkraut, pickles, canning tomatoes and green beans. I have berry bushes and like to use the berries to make jam. I like to take pictures of my flowers, so that when snow covers the ground I can look at my pictures and remember the warm summer days. I like to take walks and hikes into the hills around the area where I live. As I walk I take pictures of whatever I see that looks interesting. When winter comes, I like to make quilts, table runners, placemats, tote bags, or other small sewing projects. I spend more time reading in the winter. I enjoy books about history, suspense, or biographies. I also enjoy non-fiction books that help me learn something, such as different gardening techniques, crafts, or learning about animal care. I have several pets and a small flock of laying hens. I love my hens! They have such personalities and are much smarter than I thought chickens would be.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because in it I found answers to questions that I had. It helped me understand where I had been before I was born, what my purpose is in this life, and where I would be after I died. I learned that God has a personal mission for me. When I learned that I am a child of God, I felt a deep sense of gratitude. I had questions about why God would have spoken to prophets anciently, but not today. That didn't make sense to me, so I knew that there must be prophets still. When the missionaries talked to me about a living prophet, I knew what they were telling me was true. When I learned about repentance, I felt that I could begin my life again, knowing that I could be forgiven for things that I had done in the past that were wrong. I felt great joy at this knowledge. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me much happiness, a sense of security, and deep love for my Savior. I am so grateful and amazed that He knows me and cares about me. I want to be part of His Church, helping to spread His gospel, and strengthening all of His children.

How I live my faith

I've had a number of callings since I joined the Church and in each one I've learned so much. I learned that with God's help I could accomplish things that I could not do on my own. He has strengthened me to accept callings that I knew would be a challenge for me. I've always tried to be at Church every Sunday and to do all that I am asked to do to help in the wards and branches I've been in. I've had the privilege of serving in a Temple dedication and as a Temple worker, as well as attending as a patron in the Temple as often as possible. I've enjoyed teaching the children music, being part of a choir, and organizing events for the women in my ward. I've had the opportunity to help with hurricane relief efforts, and in our Bishop's storehouse canning food. I know that the Lord gives me these chances to serve not only to help those who need it, but also so that I can learn and grow personally.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Connie
The missionaries will share messages about Jesus Christ, living prophets, the restoration of the gospel and many other topics related to the gospel of Jesus Christ. They may talk about families, family history, and temples and why these are important. They may talk about Joseph Smith, the prophet through whom the gospel was restored to the earth and why God chose him. They may talk about how God's priesthood was restored to the earth and what blessings are available to us now because of it. They may discuss how prayer changes and strengthens people. They will discern by the Holy Ghost what topics may be of most benefit to you. They will be respectful and answer any questions that you may have. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Connie
Relief Society is the Lord's organization for the women of His church. It is a place where women can find friendship, spiritual uplift, and opportunities to serve; in Relief Society, women learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ and what He wants them to do in their families and communities. Relief Society gives women the opportunity to learn leadership, teaching, and mothering skills. Women can share their testimonies of Jesus Christ in Relief Society. In Relief Society, I've made forever friends, felt the love of Jesus Christ, and learned of my worth as a daughter of God. I love the time I spend each Sunday in Relief Society and I love the opportunities I find to serve others through Relief Society. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Connie
I do believe there is a living prophet on the earth today, who was chosen by God, as were the prophets of old. The prophet today is a man who has been schooled by life and experiences, has stayed close to God and Jesus Christ, and who has learned to listen to the voice of the Holy Ghost. The prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. He is a wonderful, loving, caring person who guides the membership of the Church. He helps us know what is right, he helps us follow Jesus Christ and he serves people all over the world. Before I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I often wondered why there were no more prophets. After all, we need the voice of warning as much today as ever. I am thankful for our good prophet, pray for him daily, and sustain him as the president of the Church. Show more Show less