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Hi I'm Lanae Smith

I am a song writer, and a singer with the gospel at the very center of who I am, it is my life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Utah my entire life, until just last fall when I came up to Rexburg, Idaho to go to BYU-Idaho. I have had a very ordinary life to the world. I was born into the LDS church, to a family with a Mom a Dad, five brothers and two sisters. I am the fifth of eight children, and feel like though maybe I haven't done anything very out of the ordinary with my life, It's been an amazing one. I love to sing, which I may do more than I talk sometimes... I love to write songs about my faith sing them while I play my guitar. I love being around my family and friends, just laughing, and smiling; those are the best moments. As of this year I will be a missionary in Comodoro, Rivadavia Argentina, and can't wait to give everything I am to the Lord! I fight every day to return to my Heavenly Father, striving to overcome each trial, so that one day I can return to him. Though each day seems to be so hard, sometimes we feel like we cant go on, we can make it if we just look for the Lords hand. Though my life may seem ordinary, it truly is extraordinary. Something I have always struggled with is my self-worth, and becoming who I know I can be, or that I know God wants me to be. I used to be so shy that I would hardly ever talk, I have been my hardest trial. Struggling through every day never thinking I'm good enough, I used to think I didn't have any talents, didn't have a lot of worth. God has taught me otherwise, now I know who I am, I am a daughter of God, I can do all with him.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up knowing that the church was true, and just trying to live to the best of my abilities. I've learned through trials, like not knowing where my Mom and Dad would get the next meal sometimes, to a grandparent passing, to a simple thing like failing a chemistry test, that no matter what comes in life, trying to find the joys, and the hand of the Lord in the small things, and going to Christ is how we can overcome anything. Christ is my joy he is my everything. Through my years of going to school, to trying to find out who I am, and why I'm here, going to high school and wondering what my worth was I found through Christ that I am divine. I have learned that the Book of Mormon is the true word of God, and that reading it everyday, and by praying everyday the very beings we are can be changed. I know that this Gospel is true, I have received witness after witness that it is, and there is no way that I could ever deny it. Through the Saviors Atonement I have been able to overcome my weaknesses, my sin, my trials, even the smallest obstacles in my life. He is the light, he is the way, if we but come unto him, he will help us overcome anything. Though my life is simple, I know that Heavenly Father knows me, I know he is aware of my suffering, my joys, my desires, he hears my prayers. He is always listening and is just waiting for us to ask for him in faith, he will help us, always no matter how far away from him we feel.

How I live my faith

Something my Dad has said to me over and over, is "Lanae, you have your testimony, now live it. Live your testimony." This is something that has gone through my head over and over again through all times of my life, and I'm so grateful to my Dad for saying that. At times I have born my testimony over and over, I know that this church is true. There have been moments though where trials come, and I'm not sure what to do or how to do it, I have learned that I can find out as I live what I know. So over the years day by day I strive to live what I know a little more every day. Reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, and then trying to live what I learn. To love all those around me, to love myself, to give all I am to the Lord, and to trust in him. That's how I live my faith, by living what know to be true, and never giving up, having a full trust in Christ.