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 Nelson

I was born in Seattle. I lived in Japan. I love lacrosse, sushi, and legos. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Nelson. I am 18 years old. I love playing lacrosse and spending time with friends and family. My favorite subject is history and I'm going to college after my mission. I also like learning Arabic. I took it for a year my senior year and plan on taking it in college. I am going to serve a two year mission for my church and I'm going to Peru. I leave in August.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon, and they have raised me to be a faithful Mormon. While their influence is important to me, I am not a Mormon because of them. I'm a Mormon because through going to church and reading the Book of Mormon, I've decided that this church and this gospel makes the most sense to me and that it is true. I have put to test the promise in the Book of Mormon that if I read it and sincerely pray about it, I will receive an answer of whether or not it is true. I have gotten the answer for myself and I know it to be true.

How I live my faith

I participate in our church youth group and sometimes teach the lesson to the other boys my age at church on Sundays. Now that I'm 18 though, I will start going to other lessons with some of the other men and not with the youth anymore. I also go visit families in our area with my dad and we teach lessons and do service for them.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Nelson
The church doesn't specifically support any groups or people running for public office, but the church does encourage it's members to participate in elections and be good citizens in that they know the affairs going on in their community and country. While the church does have set standards, it recognizes that not just one political party holds all of those same standards. Show more Show less