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Hi I'm Javan Nunnally

I'm serving a mission in Arizona mesa mission.

About Me

I'm serving a mission in Mesa,Arizona. I've come a long way from where i was to where i am now and i'm so thank for it because of how much the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me through a lot of things. I'm so thankful for everything i have been through because it has helped me become a stronger person. Heavenly father knew that's what it would do and that's why i got put through those trails. I grew up in the church and was baptized when i was 8. I honestly can't remember a lot about that day, but i do remember sitting next to my dad and feeling something special. I didn't know it at the time but it was the holy ghost. When i was 15 my sister pasted away from a brain aneurysm and she was pregnant at the time (baby is fine he is 11 now). When i was in the hospital i didn't worry about my sister because i felt that since i was born in the church and did good that my sister would be saved. When she wasn't i felt like i was betrayed and abandoned by god. I always heard about miracles happening everyday to people but when it came down to it my sister was the one that had to die. I was furious at a lot of people for telling me that but i was more upset with god because the person that was most like Christ just died. So from then on i stopped going to church mentally until i was 18 and then i just stop going all together. From then on out i didn't want anything to do with church or be around those who did.

Why I am a Mormon

From there i was back in church and happy. I've never been that happy in a long time. Then one summer i was in Alaska for a summer job and i got a phone call from my mom. She told me that my dad has stage 3 brain cancer and that the doctors only gave him 6 months to a year if things went well. When she told me that i went outside and i said a prayer. In the prayer i just asked for my dad to at least stay a live long enough to see my married in the temple. I got an answer right after i was done with my prayer saying that he was going to be fine. He is going on three years for having brain cancer. When i came back home my mom, dad, and I were eating at Applebee's. I was upset and my dad asked why; i told him it was because i was angry with god because my sister had to pass away and now he has brain cancer. He looked at me and said "I glad i have this because i know i'm going to be ok and because i know i'm the one who can handle this; I don't want anyone else in the family to have this burden". After that i understood why my sister passed away when she did and why she wasn't saved. It is because she had a choice to stay here and have us help her(which we would have had no problem doing) or to pass on to the next life and help us from there. Even though we get put in these trails and hard times heavenly father knows what we can handle and how he can help us. I can't tell you how many people he has put in my life to help me. Heavenly father does loves us and hurts when we hurt. I know that since i have been through these trials that i can now help other people if they have the same trial or i can be there for them to talk to me just to listen because that's what I've needed.

How I live my faith

I then started to do everything i was always told not to do. I started smoking at 18 and then when i hit 21 i started drinking. I also had premarital sex with a girlfriend i though i loved. I just shut everything out that had to do with god or the church. I felt that if my sister had to pass away then he didn't really care. Well there was one day i was at a party with some friends just doing the normal thing i was use to. Then a voice came into my head that said "you don't belong here"(it was my sisters voice). Well i shook it off and then a couple minutes later it came back saying the same thing. This time i left the party went home and started to think.The next morning i put my dog out and i started to look out in my back yard and the voice came again. It said "you need to go back to church because that is where you are needed". After that my mom came outside and asked what i was doing and i told her "I think it is time i go back to church". The first Sunday back i heard this voice in my head saying"your not worthy to be here, you don't belong here, they are going to judge you for what you have done".I left the church and drove home. Once i was there i told my mom and she said "Do you know who that was? It was Satan". She then told me "he said those things because he knows what you can do for others and he likes being able to control you". So next Sunday i went back and i know my mom was praying for me because i told myself an not in prayer that if someone didn't introduce themselves then i was going to leave. Right after i said that two people actually said something to me and i spent all of Sunday with them.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Javan Nunnally
-Sincerely pray to your Heavenly Father. Ask Him if what you are learning is true. -Continue to study and give thoughtful consideration to what you are learning. -Listen with your heart for the sweet feelings of inspiration from the Holy Ghost, who will to whisper the truth to your spirit and mind. -Follow God’s commandments so you can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost. To know what the holy ghost feels like it might feel like peace, hope, comfort, or happiness. Show more Show less