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 Tori Butler

I'm a people lover, a BYU-Idaho college student, and an outdoor adventurer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 22 year old who loves to dream big, travel, and gain new experiences. I grew up in a loving home with two wonderful parents. Family has always been important to me, and because of my parents I have learned to be positive and optimistic, even when trials come my way. I grew up like any normal kid, going to school, doing sports, and having goals and dreams. I've always been ambitious and knew who I was and what I wanted. I've learned to have the mind set that I can do anything I desire, as long as I choose it, I can do it. I love to explore and do adventurous things. I love the outdoors, hiking, biking, going to the beach, camping, you name it. I love spontaneous adventures and living life to the fullest. This love for life wouldn't mean much with out experiencing it with the ones I love. I'm a huge people person and love to learn from others. I've found each individual is placed in my path to learn and grow from. I returned from serving a mission in Sendai Japan December 2014. I've realized that through living my Faith, all my dreams are coming true.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church has always been in my life and it's shaped me into who I am today. My father is a convert to the Church. My mother was the one who introduced the Church to him, and he was baptized when he was 34. At that time, he earnestly sought to know for himself if the Church was true. My father finding the truth for himself and choosing to have the Gospel in his life has been the greatest blessing in my own life. I have never taken for granted the greatest blessing I have of being a Latter-day Saint. Even though I grew up in the Church, I still chose for myself to be baptized and I choose each day to live the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was younger, I had personal experiences with prayer. As I would kneel to ask if He was there, words alone cannot express the feelings of love I felt from God. I learned through prayer that God is my Heavenly Father and He knows me. He loves me personally and has always been there to give me comfort.The Holy Ghost has testified to me through feelings of peace and love over and over again that I am a daughter of God. Once I understood my relationship with Heavenly Father, it brought me closer to Jesus Christ. I have learned how Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father are one in purpose, but two separate beings. I have learned that without Jesus Christ, I am nothing. Through Christ and His redeeming love and mercy, I can be forgiven of mistakes and return to Him again someday. I choose to follow Jesus Christ because He is the way, the Truth and the Life.

How I live my faith

I grew up in Oregon in a community where many didn't believe in God or had a brief understanding of who God is. I would go to school each day with a focus on how I could help at least one individual feel of God's love. I desire all men everywhere to feel the love of God that I feel every day of my life. I'm in Israel right now studying and It's forbidden to share the Gospel here. But even though I can't preach with words, I strive to preach with my actions. I want each person I meet to feel of Christ's love for them. I have chosen to serve a mission, and I have been called to serve 18 months in the Japan, Sendai mission in June 2013. I have made this decision because I desire everyone to have the happiness that I have in my life. I know that Jesus Christ is my source of happiness. I love Him and strive to be like Him. Living here in the Holy Land, studying Christ's life, has helped me understand His life's ministry. He spent every day selflessly serving, forgiving, strengthening, healing, and loving. He heals me and I know He can heal you. He loves you and knows you perfectly.