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 Megan Hyatt

I am an Idahoan, a musician, and a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Boise, Idaho and serving a full-time mission in the great California Long Beach Mission. I love music so much! It has been one of the biggest influences in my life. I sing, and I play violin, piano, guitar and bass, and I always have music playing in my room. I was studying English at BYU-Idaho for 3 semesters, and now I am just really excited to be a missionary and share the gospel with everyone I meet!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I didn't always know it was true. I had to find out for myself if this was something I wanted in my life. I went to church, and studied the scriptures, and I felt the Spirit tell me it was true. Since I have put my whole heart into following Christ and His gospel, I have been really happy, and this happiness is a lasting, eternal happiness. That is why I am a Mormon, because everything good and happy in my life has come from His church.

How I live my faith

All I do is try to live by example. When I interact with people, whether it be at church, or work, or school, I try to always behave as Christ would, as one of His followers. He is everything and has given everything to me, so the least I can do for Him is live my life as He would have me live it.

What is being a Mormon like?

Megan Hyatt
Being a Mormon is wonderful! In the Book of Mormon it says that "Men are that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25) and being a part of this church has brought me joy. I know that when I am following Christ and being active in His church, I am happy and blessed! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Megan Hyatt
The Bible is absolutely the word of God. They are a sacred record of God's children in ancient times and testifies of Christ. We also believe in the Book of Mormon. It is simply another testament of Jesus Christ and is a record of God's children in the ancient Americas. Both are sacred books of scripture that can lead us closer to Christ. If we follow them we can return to live with God again. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Megan Hyatt
Our bodies are amazing gifts that God has given to us. It is because of these bodies that we are able to feel and live and experience the joys we come across on this Earth. Because our bodies are such a special gift we need to take care of them and show our Heavenly Father that we appreciate His love and the body He has given us. Our bodies are called temples in the Bible because it is a vessel that the Spirit can dwell in. When we take care of our bodies and keep them clean we can better feel the Holy Ghost confirm truths of the gospel, warn us of danger, or inspire us to do good. We should avoid harmful or addictive substances and stay healthy so we can have the Spirit with us always and recognize the things He tells us. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Megan Hyatt
The end of the Book of Mormon states a beautiful promise that answers the question of "How can I know these things are true?" Moroni 10: 4-5 "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." How can you know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ true church? Read the Book of Mormon, and then pray to God with a sincere heart and ask Him if it is true. He will answer your prayer. I know I will, because He's done it for me. God is all-knowing. That means He also knows us, and He loves us and wants to answer our prayers. I know He will if we come to Him. As He answers your prayer you will feel the Holy Ghost give you feelings of peace and comfort, and you'll know the gospel is true. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Megan Hyatt
"The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan" (The Family: A Proclamation to the World). Family is so important to Heavenly Father. Even as great as He is and at all of the titles He has, He asks us to call Him "Father." He knows the importance of family and tries to teach us that. Of course He wants us to be with our families, not just during this life, but even the life to come. Through the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ that is possible. If we accept the Atonement of Christ and follow His example we can always be with our families for time and all eternity through sacred ordinances performed in holy temples. I know that this is true. I, myself am adopted. I was a baby when my parents adoped me, and after it was finalized we were able to go to the temple in Seattle, Washington and be sealed as a family. Without that sealing, all that says that I belong to my parents is a piece of paper. That, to me, sounds so frail and perishable. However, through the sealing in the temple it is written in God's Book of Life that we are a family and that bond can never be broken. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Megan Hyatt
We are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "We believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." Jesus Christ truly is the Son of God. He came to Earth and lived a perfect life so He could be an example for us of how we should live our lives. Most importantly He suffered for us in the Garden of Gethsemane, and died on the cross. He did this because He loves us. By dying for us, the demands of justice have been met. He took on the punishment for our sins, and we can partake of God's mercy. Christ not only took apon Him our sins, but he also suffered "pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind...that his bowels may be filled with mercy" (Book of Mormon, Alma 7:11). He felt all of our saddness and weakness and anger and pain and illness. He did that so that He could take care of us and help us become whole again. He also overcame death so that we can be resurrected and have immortality. I know that Jesus is the Christ. He is my Savior and Redeemer. Because of Jesus Christ, I am happy, and I can be made whole. I am not perfect - no one is - but through learning about Christ and coming closer to Him every day, we can strive for perfection, and He will make up for what we can't do ourselves. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Megan Hyatt
The First Vision is just that - the first vision, or visit from heavenly messengers, since the time of the Savior's apostles. This vision was seen by the boy Joseph Smith, in the year 1820. Joseph Smith lived in a time of a lot of religious excitement. There were so many churches all around him that he didn't know which one to choose. He wanted to be true and faithful to one religion, and to the Lord. After much research and pondering he decided he should follow the instructions he found in the Bible in the book of James. "If any of you lack wisdon, let him ask of God" (James 1:5). He planned to go to a grove of trees that was near his home and pray for the first time outloud and ask God. As he did so, he had an amazing experience. He said, "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me...When the light rested apone me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other - This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" (JS-H 1:16-17). That is the First Vision. God and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and called him as a prophet to restore the gospel back to it's fullness. To this day we have the full gospel as it was when Christ was on the Earth. This INCREDIBLE blessing came about all because a young boy decided to pray. Show more Show less