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 Taren McNamara

I grew up in Vernal. I'm a pretty funny feller. I'm an artist. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Taren and I believe in having fun and being funny to enjoy life. I am the oldest of four children. I love to draw with charcoal. I find that drawing people is more entertaining because you can catch the little things that people have that make them who they are. I love to play sports and be outdoors, it is one of the biggest enjoyments I have. Especially with my family and friends. I am a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission. Being away from family and friends is hard, but you find new family and friends in your certain areas to help you along the way. Family means everything to me. I'm solid in what I do. When I set myself to do something I follow through and get the job done, the best that I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be and because it means the world to me. Everything I learned growing up was to do the right thing and be a good person. I grew up in a part member home. I saw two sides of religion, and while growing up I also saw differences. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been a lifeline for me in learning all I need to about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Being a Mormon isn't just about going to church and being good. A lot more comes from it. Reading the scriptures, both the Book of Mormon and the Bible, Praying, studying, and following the teachings of Jesus Christ. I find that the power of prayer is essential and strong. Without it we cannot know the Spiritual Truths of God. This church and this gospel has brought so much peace and joy into my life that I don't feel I would find anywhere else. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As of right now, I live my Faith by doing Missionary Work. Since I am a Missionary, a lot of what I do is go around and help others come unto Christ and to receive His blessings in their life by coming closer to him. One way of that is listening and learning more about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I strive to live my life the way the old saying goes, "What would Jesus do?" That saying has a lot of meaning to me and one way I think of it is, our Savior Jesus Christ did a lot of service for others. So I live my faith a lot on service to others. Its a tremendous joy. By living my faith, I believe that it means to "live" what you teach. I believe in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and everything it has to offer. Whatever I'm asked to do as a calling or service to someone else, I will do with a willing and loving heart. As I do so I know the Lord will bless me for my efforts. I live my faith with love. I do not believe you can live something if you don't love it.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Taren McNamara
Mormonism, or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is to some, just another church on the earth today. For someone to know of the truthfulness of this church, they must go the source of knowledge and truth Himself. When we pray to the Lord for an answer or for guidance, we must do so with sincerity. When learning about Mormonism, the learner must pray to the Lord and ask Him if what they are learning is true. But that's not all that you must do. Continue to study and seek for the answer of your desires. When the time comes for you to know the answer of truth, the Lord will let you know by the Power of the Holy Ghost. You will come to have a firm knowledge of the truth, because when the Holy Ghost testifies to you of the truth, there is no denying it. Study the scriptures, continue to pray, and live righteously to continue to have the Holy Ghost testify to you of truth. Do all that the Lord wants for you and you will come to know of the truth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less