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Hi I'm Marie.

I'm an Art Student, a Couch Potato, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love art, film, and music. I'm studying Visual Arts in Cegep (For those who don't know it's Pre-University in Quebec) and in University I plan on studying Art Therapy. I love watching old movies from any decade, even the silent ones. I love singing and playing guitar, even though I don't really play for anyone (I'm kind of shy in that department). Anyway, I was born in the church, my parents were converts from the Catholic church. They divorced when I was 16, and my Dad remarried when I was 17 to a very kind Chinese lady. When I was 18, my Dad and my Step Mom had a baby, and my Mom remarried to a French guy who doesn't know any English. Needless to say, it was hard for me and for awhile I wasn't sure if being a Mormon was what was right for me. But I snapped out of it thanks to a few missionaries and friends in the church and now I'm in the YSA and lovin' every minute of it!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was having a hard time with this church, and I wanted to see the other side, I remember thinking of the rules as so unfair and so demanding. From the food I should eat to the clothes I should wear. "I want to live life to the fullest!", I thought to myself. I looked at my non-member friends and was envious. They seemed so happy, and so free. So I tried it out. I wanted to see what it was like to be a non-member, and not believe in a higher power. And all it brought me was heartache. Yeah, I had some fun times, but even while I was trying new things I knew I wasn't supposed to, I couldn't really enjoy myself. I knew I was disappointing Heavenly Father, because I knew better. It was this terrible heavy feeling in my heart. It was then that I realized, I'd NEVER know what it's like to not believe in God, because I've always known there was one. So, one day I was reading a letter from my missionary friend who served in Vancouver, British Columbia, he sent me a scripture and it was just what I needed. It was in Alma, and it said that if we grow closer to the Lord our temptation will diminish. From then on I decided to stop hanging out with those friends, and stop going to parties, and I came to church. A few months later I got my Patriarchal Blessing and joined the YSA, and I've never looked back. That is why I'm a Mormon---because this is where I want to be. I know that this is the true Church, and Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I know that Heavenly Father loves me, takes care of me, and always listens to my prayers. He shows me He loves me every single day. Without a shadow of a doubt. I know that if we let go of our pride, and depend on Him, He won't let us down. He loves you SO much, He just wants to help you and see you happy. I know that through this Church, we can reach our greatest potential of happiness, and live life to the fullest.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what I feel is right. I do my best, and you know what? That's all Heavenly Father wants us to do---our best.