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Hi I'm Heather

I was raised in a broken home with very little hopes for a future and a young single mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother first and foremost. I work part time and use most of the rest of my time being involved in church activities. I really enjoy cooking, I do it almost all the time! I am able to spend hours looking at new recipes. Camping is another favorite, the outdoors gives me a sense of peace.

Why I am a Mormon

I lived what most would call an extremely difficult life. It was pretty similar to a Lifetime movie. Finding the church helped me in a way I never could have even thought to ask for. I found the love my Heavenly Father had for me. I have felt it. Initially, during my first visit to the church, I saw so many happy families at ease and enjoying church. It was odd to me. Happiness in my world wasn't real, especially not as a family. I felt uncomfortable among these people. Everyone was so nice to me, I assumed it had to be fake. For some reason, I came back, I continued to see the missionaries as well. I had no intention of being baptized nor converted. I was raised without religion and the idea seemed taboo. I couldn't understand why I kept going. The more I went the more the love seemed real. My pessimistic side continuously told me that is was silly to believe these people had happiness just because of God. A lot of really bad things happened as I continued to go to church. I could sense something trying to keep me away from the church. Finally; when I truly prayed with all of my heart and soul, I asked if the church was true. My answer was clear and I felt the love that had everyone else so happy and I wanted that too! I felt unworthy, but I wanted it. I had a lot of inner turmoil when deciding if I deserved to even ask for forgiveness, if I even dared to ask God to love me. When I was confirmed into the church, I heard no words from anyone, my eyes were closed and I was overwhelmed with true and pure love. I didn't realize it right away but I was crying uncontrollably. They were not tears of sorrow, but of pure happiness. I knew that God loved me, welcomed me, wanted me, and was happy to have me back. He had waited a long time for me and forgave me. I was able to step back and realize my whole chaotic life was for me to learn, grown, and find Him.

How I live my faith

I love to volunteer with the members of my church. We not only help the community, but we grow friendships and life experiences. Getting to visit of member of the church at their homes also gives me a sense of peace. I get to build strong ties and gain another family. It's amazing to see what true love is. That we are all there to help one another in the simplest and greatest of things. Whether it be to come let a new mother have a nap and watch her children, or giving someone a place to live because of financial hardships. There is always someone there for you and you are always there for someone else. It feels amazing!

What is being a Mormon like?

Heather
For me, being a Mormon is like finally finding where I belong. I found God and my family. I always knew there was something bigger and better out there, I just didn't know how to attain it or what it even was. I knew there was a God, but I went to many churches feeling nothing but disappointment that it wasn't right. Being a Mormon is something I am very proud of! I feel completion and love. I study everyday; not because I have to, but because I want to. I go to church for three hours every Sunday; not dreading it, but truly excited for it! Show more Show less