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 Mallory

I'm a junior at BYU studying Commercial Music and I play piano and sing. I'm a Mormon. I know it, I live it, & I LOVE it!

About Me

I am currently a junior at BYU. I am a twin, and I also have an older brother with autism, a little sister, an older half-sister, a niece, wonderful parents, and a dog named Max. I love to play piano, sing, read, and play tennis. I'm a huge Taylor Swift, Adele, and Coldplay fan and I love book series (especially series that are made into movies). I also really enjoy musicals, whether I'm acting in them or watching them. I really love making arrangements of songs and writing original songs. I absolutely love BYU (go Cougars!) and studying music.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have raised me in the gospel since I was born. My parents were both converts to the church and have stayed active since. I love this church so much. I learn new things every week about myself and the gospel. I love the great people that I've been able to meet and become friends with while attending church. I can't imagine my life without the gospel. It has given me guidance during the hard times in my life, and has helped me challenge myself to resist temptation. It has also given me hope for the future because I have learned about all of the things that I can achieve in this life and the next. I have knowledge of the plan of salvation, and that is probably one of my greatest blessings. I know the answers to some of life's biggest questions like 'Why am I here?', 'Where did I come from?', and 'Where will I go after I die?'. Just knowing these things gives me strength to live my life to the fullest. I have seen the way that I could be without this church. I know that I am lucky to have this gospel and know of its truth, and I'm so very grateful for that. I hope that my friends and family will have the blessing of the gospel in this life too. I'm very open to answer questions!

How I live my faith

I try to stand as a witness of God by living the principles of the gospel in all things and in all places. I try to post my favorite scriptures and inspirational quotes on Facebook often to inspire my friends and family. In everything I do, I want to reflect all of the good things about the gospel of Jesus Christ (and there are lots!).

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Mallory
Church is a great place! Meetings are open to anyone and everyone. We meet for three organized hours and discuss the gospel of Jesus Christ. Church is a place of friendship and growth and love all around. Going to the temple is a completely different experience. First of all, every temple is gorgeous. My temple at home was the Washington D.C. temple. Driving the two and a half hours was so worth it once you could see the beautiful temple standing at the edge of the highway with the golden angel Moroni at the top. Unlike church buildings, temples are not open to guests and in order to enter the temple, one must prove they are worthy to enter by completing an interview beforehand with a bishop/branch president or stake president and attaining a temple recommend. Once you step inside the temple, a warm feeling of peace washes over you. You forget all the worries you had beforehand. It is quiet and everyone talks in whispers and you can feel the sacredness of the House of the Lord. Everyone dresses in white and there is a strong sense of unity. There is no set time one needs to spend in the temple, but most go to complete sacred ordinances for themselves and those who have passed away. When you leave the temple, you can still feel the peace in your soul throughout the day. The temple is such a great blessing! Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Mallory
Being a Mormon is the absolute best! Many people see our lifestyle as restricting, but in reality, it is just the opposite! As it says in John 8:32, "the truth shall make you free." Ain't that the truth! Because of the things I know, I don't have to feel bogged down in the confusions of the world and I have never had to ask myself "What is my purpose in life?" If you've asked yourself a similar question, I would exhort you to look around on Mormon.org. The truth is right in front of you if you simply look for it! Show more Show less