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 Elder Kyle J. Hunt

I'm a Country Boy, an EMT, Serving in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am from a very small part of Utah, country boy all the way. I was raised in a family where being an EMT was just normal, so when I was old enough to take the class, I soon then followed the family tradition. I am currently serving a full-time mission in the Great Tennessee Knoxville Mission! Being able to switch out my medical first aid kit for my eternal first aid kit has been the best decision of my life. Now instead of saving mortal lives and families, I am now saving eternal lives and families.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born a member of the church, I never really had a strong testimony of the truth until I read the Book of Mormon and actually applied the promise that it contains in Moroni 10:3-5. I know that this church is the only true church on the earth today. I know that this church is the kingdom of God, restored to the earth through prophesy and revelation. I know that Joseph Smith went into the woods to pray and saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and they did speak with him and they did guide him to bring the true knowledge back to the earth. And with it came the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, it goes hand in hand with the teachings of the Bible to help us better understand our eternal salvation. I can promise that as if you will read the Book of Mormon with a sincere desire to know your purpose in life, then the Holy Ghost will testify to you of the truth of all things. I know that if we follow the teachings of the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the Prophet today that we will be able to return and live with our Heavenly Father once more and have eternal happiness. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet on this earth today, and he leads and guides the church according to the teachings and direction of the Almighty God. And I know that only through Jesus Christ we can be saved. I Love this Gospel and I Love the Happiness it brings into my life each and every day. If we each will search the scriptures diligently and have that desire within us, all things are possible.

How I live my faith

I was always drawn to the Scouting program within the church. Being able to teach in the mountains in green pants and a tan shirt was like my own personal sanctuary. Being able to be enjoy God's creations and the outdoors just makes it all worth while. I love being able to be part of the youth programs of the church because not only does it help me to stay young, but I also learn so many things from the basic principles of the Gospel, which are Read your Scriptures, Say your Prayers, Go to Church and Do Service. As I try and fulfill each of these things, then the rest of the Gospel falls into it's place.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Elder Kyle J. Hunt
Honestly, if your marriage or relationship isn't balanced on your love for your Savior, when troubles come up, or when something happens within that relationship, whether it be a medical problem or a trust issue, if you don't trust that God will help you through it and you don't trust that the other person within the relationship has the same faith, the chances of that relationship failing are much greater. Not saying that Mormons have perfect relationships because they have struggles just like everyone else. But when Christ is placed FIRST, things seem to flow much smoother than without. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Elder Kyle J. Hunt
The reason we have the nickname "Mormon" is because we believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and goes hand in hand in our studies with the Bible to help us understand just WHO Jesus Christ is and WHY He is so important in our lives. We love our Savior and we want to do our best to follow His example, because He is that perfect example as to how we can return to live with our Heavenly Father again. So to have this additional set of scripture, not adding to the Bible, but working along side it, is a great blessing in our lives. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Elder Kyle J. Hunt
It's just like being a regular person, but we have a hope and a faith that God still speaks, that His mouth is not closed. That He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Yes we have a few random things that we live by, like not drinking coffee or tea, but when we look at Moses and the children of Israel and all the sacrifices they had to make, those two things really aren't that much of a sacrifice. We also have a happiness and a hope of good things to come (Hebrews 9:11) and we look forward with an Eye of faith that the Atonement of Jesus Christ, when applied, can cleanse us of all our sins and mistakes that we make every day. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Elder Kyle J. Hunt
John the Baptist held the authority to baptize, and since Jesus sought him out and didn't just have some Pharisee or some random person go into the river and baptize him, that right there shows that even Christ, the Son of God, recognized and respected the Authority of God and had to go through the same chain to receive the same ordinances as the rest of God's children (Matt. 3:13-17). That is how God has worked before, and if God is an unchangeable God and is the same yesterday, today and forever, then he would do the same thing now. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Elder Kyle J. Hunt
Love the Person, hate the sin. All men and women on this earth are God's children and we want the best for everyone. No matter the trial we are all placed through, God still loves us the same, so what gives us the right to treat anyone different than how God would? Much like the story contained in St. John 8:3-11, we all have weaknesses and we all need help from our Savior. So no matter the struggles we have been given in this life, when we actually allow God to help us instead of having the mind set of "I'll do it first, and THEN if I fail, I'll think about letting Him in", that is when we will be able to over come our weaknesses and turn them into strengths (Ether 12:27). Show more Show less