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 Janessa

I am a student at BYU-Idaho studying Horticulture. I grew up in Idaho and I love growing plants and reading. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at BYU-Idaho studying Horticulture which is about growing and caring for plants in greenhouses and landscapes. My dream job is to open my own greenhouse nursery so that I can help people with there yards. I feel very close to my Savior and God when I see the care they took when they created plants and the rest of nature. I spend a lot of time studying but when I have free time I can normally be found with my nose in a book somewhere. I also like baking delicious treats, hanging out with my awesome roommates or spending time with my family and our two cats, going to dramas or movies, and enjoying life. I grew up in an Idaho community where there is a high percentage of LDS people. However, some of my best friends are not members of the LDS faith and I love seeing them grow as they start to understand what LDS people believe. I want to be found doing the things that leads back to our Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but through out my teenage years I began to wonder if what I had learnt as a child was true. I decided to find out for myself. I prayed and received a burning peace in my heart. I know that Christ lives. He atoned and died for me. He is the Savior. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on earth and that Joseph Smith restored it to the earth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet today. I know that my family is Eternal. I am a Child of God and know he loves me. I don't always live the life I should but I am learning everyday and everyday I am working on being more converted to His ways and everyday my testimony grows.

How I live my faith

I often feel like it is easier to show something than to tell about it. Living my faith is one of those things. Service to others is a strong testimony. It shows that you practice your beliefs and that you don't just tell people you believe something but you strive to follow them. I love making people's days brighter. These small acts of kindness can be as small as a smile or a sincere compliment or it can be huge like making someone dinner. I love being able to serve those around me including my family, roommates, and members of my ward. I also want to thank my mother for teaching me the importance of church attendance. I will always remember her telling my siblings and I that our family goes to church. Because she was firm in this teaching I have a strong testimony and belief that going to sacrament meeting, even when all you want to do is sleep, is for our benefit and that we can learn something through the Spirit if we go seeking that witness.