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 Lorraine

I grew up in Utah. Went on a Mission to Texas in '93 with my husband. I live in Vegas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been an administrative aid and School secretary in Inglewood, CA and in Ogden UT. Went to El Camino College, CA and completed secretarial classes at Utah of University, S.L.C. I worked at Unisys in S,L.C. for eight years. I am a workaholic and love it. Finally became a grandmother at age 79 which turned out to be the Best thing in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the blessing of being of being born in a small Mormon community in Utah, with a pioneer heritage, but to wonderful parents who were not active in the church. Baptism was not enforced, so I went through my early years attending the L.D.S. church, but I would also attend any other church nearly.My curiosity lead me to study all of them, leaving me more confused. When the missionaries came to discuss baptism I said it would be good for my family , but I did not need that. After more studying I felt the need to join and become a member. It was then that I thought I was the only one with a long, detailed conversion story. I had dreams and strong promptings all directing me to join the Church of Jesus Christ. I would tell them to anyone who would listen, and mostly I was told to "write down" my dreams and feelings, which I did. I even had a friend draw a sketch of my dream, where my family and I were being directed to walk out of a grey obis, cross over a small Chinese type bridge, into a verdant green park with colorful flowers and swans floating over the bright blue water. This was a place where nothing was needed, but family and friends. I would ask all I knew what this dream meant. When I joined the church I experienced the same clearness and satisfaction as I had known in the dream of direction. I felt guided and have lacked nothing since I became a member and now I am a Mormon. When I became a Mormon in my early forties that feeling of emptiness left my being and satisfaction became the normal. Now I am busy studying and fulfilling my thirst for knowledge and the truth and light; as did Abraham.

How I live my faith

I have taught Sunday school classes to adults and to recently baptized youth. I always claim I learn more than those whom I teach because I study lessons ahead, and encourage class participation.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

We in this restored church are baptized by one who has the priesthood authority restored by Jesus Christ in the latter days, the same as his church was on the earth in Jerusalem. We have the twelve apostles, just as did Jesus and conduct our church as he did. We are baptized by immersion, as he did, and as he was. He set the example for us to live by and he gave us the correct methods to do our Father's will. Show more Show less