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 Kendall

I'm an Eagle Scout. I grew up in Colorado. I love to sing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I now live in Utah and just finished my first semester down at BYU. I'm not exactly sure what I want to major in or pursue career-wise, but I know that as I serve the Lord with everything I have, He will provide a way. I am now a full-time missionary serving in Brazil.

Why I am a Mormon

Aside from feeling the Spirit testify of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon when I read it, I have felt my Savior's love for me when I use the atonement in my life. I have had several experiences that brought me to the lowest point in my life where I thought that I wouldn't be able to go on. Growing up in the church, I've always been taught that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins and our temporal pains. One day, as I sat in my bedroom feeling alone and discouraged, I reached out to my Savior and asked for His help. The feeling I received of love and comfort, I will never forget. It felt like the burden of sadness had been lifted from my shoulders, and love for my friends, family, and Savior filled every empty part of my life. I've always known through the Spirit that this church is pure truth, but that day I felt the atonement for myself, and now I want to share it with the rest of the world.

How I live my faith

I've grown up in this church, and in doing so I've had many church callings that have drawn upon my willingness to serve others and serve the Lord. One of my most recent callings was as a Sunday School teacher down at BYU, which I absolutely loved. I may not be the brightest or the most knowledgeable about the church, but I learned from that experience that the Lord does everything with a purpose, and with His children in mind. I'm also an eagle scout, which has led me to countless hours of community service and leadership. I've held many positions in my own scout troop and I've grown to love my leaders and teachers, both inside and outside of the church.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Kendall
LDS temples are sacred and special. They allow us to make covenants with God that wil help us progress and become more like Him. In the temple, a husband and wife can be sealed in marriage for time and all eternity, and are bound to their children as well. These sacred and special ordinances bind on earth and in heaven, and in reality bridge the gap between God and his children on earth. While it is vital that we ourselves participate in these ordinances and covenant with God, we also do the work for those that have passed on so that they have the opportunity to accept it and receive the same blessings. Show more Show less