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 Ariana

I love traveling, communication, and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the church, baptized on October 27th, 2007. My hobbies include biking, reading, and playing the flute and piccolo. I recently graduated from a university in the Ticino region of Switzerland with a major in communication and media studies and a minor in psychology. Because of my love of cultures, languages, and nature, I have traveled to 38 countries. I'd love to travel to Bhutan someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this gospel is true and purely remarkable. I learned about the church after stopping by the Salt Lake City temple visitor's center in Utah while on a road trip. When I first started going to the local LDS church, I felt welcomed and sensed genuine warmth from the hymns. After a few lessons from the missionaries, it became clear to me that the church wasn't your average, run-of-the-mill kind of church. There was something more. A stronger sense of this "something more" and belief in the truthfulness of the gospel came after a missionary discussion on the Plan of Salvation, a lesson on the purpose and potential of the life we had before Earth, our current lives, and the life after. Even though I was a child at the time, I felt pure joy during and after the lesson. I thought that something so beautifully orchestrated with us humans in mind could only come from the divine. When I reflect on this particular memory, I realize that this moment was the strongest I had ever felt the Holy Ghost before joining the church. I was motivated to be baptized after that point in time.

How I live my faith

After being baptized in the church, I've strived to live my faith by trying to be more like Christ. It isn't always easy, but there is always joy in the effort, the aftermath, or in the hope of what is to come.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Each and every one of us has a divine purpose in life. Mormons believe that the purpose of life is to prepare, learn, develop, and progress to become more like Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

The Savior taught His disciples, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). As followers of Jesus Christ, members of His Church try to follow his teachings and proclaim the good news of His restored gospel to all who are willing to listen. With this in mind, Mormon missionaries dedicate 18 months to two years of their lives to teach and proclaim the gospel. Each missionary may have his or her own personal reasons for serving. One of the main reasons I've decided to serve as a missionary is because I want to share something that has brought pure joy and goodness to my life. That something is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There are a lot of people out there in this world who feel lonely or depressed with life. I most especially want these people to feel love and joy because there have been times that I have felt similarly. During these low periods of my life, the gospel has helped me deal with them, kind of like the light at the end of a dark tunnel. I have hope in a better life and in a better tomorrow. And in this day and age, I believe it's important to share this hope and joy that comes from Jesus Christ and his restored gospel. Show more Show less