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 Larkin

I was raised in a military family. I'm a husband and father of seven children. I love freedom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm thankful to be happily married with seven beautiful children. We are in the stage of life where our children are beginning to leave the home for college. We look forward to watching our posterity be raised in righteousness. I'm an electrical engineer in the Air Force. I enjoy leading, teaching, and helping others succeed. I especially appreciate the opportunity to work with young people who are getting started in life. One of the favorite things I enjoy is spotting talent and helping to develop it. There is great joy to be found in inspiring and coaching people. I like working with the Boy Scouts of America and the values that they proclaim. Outdoor activities are a lot of fun. Some of my hobbies include fishing, hunting, mountain biking, and playing sports like racquetball, volleyball, and ping-pong. Whenever I can combine my hobbies with family time, it is a big plus. We have enjoyed many family vacations and activities over the years. I love spending time with people and making memories. I enjoy cooking, eating, and exercising to stay healthy. I love music, both listening to music and playing the piano. I've been blessed with many skills and talents and I freely share the talents I've been given to enhance the lives of my fellow beings. My life really revolves around God, family, and country. It would not be hard to convict me for being a Christian with little effort. All the blessings in my life come from God. I'm thankful He answers our prayers.

Why I am a Mormon

In short, I'm a Mormon because I've come to know that Christ's church has been restored to the earth through prophets. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He is the Son of God. As I've sought answers to life's questions, the Spirit has testified to me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the face of the earth. Heavenly Father answers our prayers and loves us so much. As I've tried my best to put Him first in my life, everything else has worked out just fine (actually better than fine). I feel very guided in my life and this is largely due to my convictions rooted in my faith in Christ. I know that He will come again and I want to be prepared when He comes again. I'm thankful for my knowledge that living prophets guide the work in these latter-days. The fruits of the prophets are visible in important ways such as the translation of the Book of Mormon scriptures, the building of temples dotting the earth, and exponentially increasing membership around the globe. I'm grateful for the ordinances of salvation that are performed by the power and authority of the Priesthood. As a holder of this sacred power, I have been able to bless the lives of many people including my own family. It is a privilege to be a Mormon and be able to baptize my children and help them on their journey through life. Each time I have the opportunity to bless others, my life is enriched. Although my parents are both converts, and I grew up in the church, each person must come to know for themselves whether the things they have learned are true. I have certainly come to know that we can only return and live with our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ and His atonement. The answers to our purpose in life are readily available to those who seek these truths. As a truth seeker, I have come to know and cherish truths. I know that families can be together forever if they are sealed together in Holy Temples.

How I live my faith

In life we are blessed with two things: time and choice. We should choose what we want to do in life and waste no time doing it. I live my faith doing my best at work and home. Faith requires action. I work with youth and engage in sharing Christ's gospel. Some of my favorite experiences in life have been centered around church activity. I'm thankful to have a church family willing to help me and my family. The brotherhood found at church runs deep. I rely on the strength of their fellowship. I try to magnify my callings and serve diligently wherever I'm called to serve. My most important work has been in my home. Nobody will wish they had more accomplishments outside of the home, but I bet people will wish they had more accomplishments in the home. Strengthening my family and serving them is one of the best ways to live my religion and show my faith. Most importantly, I live my faith by worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He is our Savior, I am motivated to proclaim His name and repent of my sins. I know that we can be forgiven for our sins because of the sacrifice He made on our behalf. I will always strive to live my life in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord. I know that God loves me and expects me to live my life according to the knowledge He has given me. I live my faith by loving people around me through service and trying to be kind. I'm far from perfect, but I am certainly striving to do better and be better each day. I smile because I'm living my religion.