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 Dakota

I grew up in Las Vegas. Enjoy family, friends, and trying new things. I love a good competition. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old, living in New Jersey right now but am headed off to school soon. Getting an education is very important to me. And so is my family which consists of my three brothers, my mother and father and myself. I played sports all growing up and developed a very competitive nature. One thing I really don't like is losing. But life is full of wins and losses. I love football and beach volleyball. In school I've started my education in broadcast journalism. Which may change very easily. But I want to get into TV, movies, or photography. I've also considered physical therapy. Lot of choices out there... And I love doing things that I've never done before, going places where I've never been, meeting new people, and just simply being a little adventurous. That's how you enjoy life. Why live with regret?

Why I am a Mormon

Well to be honest I started being a "mormon" because I was born into it. My parents are. My mother joined the church a few years before I was ever born and so that's how I was raised. But that is definitely not the reason why I still am a Mormon. It's because of many things but the main reason is because I learned about Jesus Christ and what he can do. I remember my football coach one time trying to tell me how to catch the ball. He told me over and over again but it wasn't until we went out on the field and I actually tried doing it that I figured it out. Same thing with Jesus Christ. I was taught all my life about him but it wasn't till I actually really wanted to know if he could help me and I tried it out that I gained a real testimony and belief in him. Now I know that he is real. And that he can help. Another reason I am still mormon is because I know that Christ himself put his teachings and church on the earth. The Church of Jesus Christ. It is literally led by Christ himself.

How I live my faith

Actions are always louder than words. Christ said if we love him then we should keep his commandments. It's so easy to talk about something. Actually doing it is another story. Everything we do and say should denote that we are followers of Christ. And so I do my very best to do what Christ taught. To be as Christ-like as I can. But of course it's still a work in progress. No one is perfect but I am trying to be like Him.