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Hi I'm Rebecca Cunningham

I'm a wee Scottish lass, I'm a mormon and I love it !!!!

About Me

I am the oldest of 4 children and have been born and raised in bonnie Scotland. I am currently in my second year at university and I am studying geology, however I am currently serving 18 month full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Leeds England mission, I am loving everything about being a missionary as I love helping people and trying to make their day, and as well I love sharing with them what makes me so happy.. this church !! I love to listen, dance and sing to music all the time, music is so powerful and it often express how I'm feeling much better than I can explain !! My family and friends are my life and I have the most wonderful family and extended family who I adore ! My parents and siblings set the most amazing example and never fail to make me feel so loved. They are a wonderful support to me, I love all of them very very much ! I have great friends that never fail to make me smile or help me out ! I am engaged to an incredible young man, who is my best friend, he is incredible and brings me so much happiness and joy its unreal. He is currently serving a mission in Provo, Utah and, like my family, is such an amazing example and inspiration to me, I feel blessed and honoured to such a remarkable people in my life. I love spending time with my family and friends and making wonderful memories with them. That is why I went on a mission to help other families be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church, as a teenager I really struggled to know if what people were saying was true and wasnt sure if I believed it. I wanted to leave and not go to church anymore, but wanted to make sure I was right in leaving so I got on my knees and prayed to know if the gospel was the truth and if the Lord would truly have me be at this church. I poured out my heart and asked for guidance and in return recieved confirmation that it was the truth and that is was where I was supposed to be. I began to find the joy that the gospel brings. I know this gospel to be the truth and experiences that I continue to go through strengthen my testimony that I know my redeemer lives. It brings me so much happiness and light. My life would be incomplete without it. I know the Saviour lives, I know he died for us, I know his Atonement is real and that it truly enables us to do all things. It has blessed, healed and strengthen me so many times in my life. He has lifted me up from when I have been at my lowest and made me stronger. I know that Heavenly Father loves us. He's there willing to help us and guide us. So many times in my life I have needed help and he has answered my prayers and provided a way. This is his church, it brings eternal happiness. this is the truth, everything in my life, even the hardest times, since I prayed as a teenager has only reinforced my testimony, strengthen my faith and led me to the knowledge that I am a daughter of God. I'm a mormon and LOVE IT.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ, by trying to be the best Christian that I possibly can, by loving everyone and doing all I can to serve others and trying to give them happiness and hope that I feel. I live what I have learned and been taught from studying the scriptures and the counsel of the prophet and his apostles. I know that as I have done this my life has been blessed incredibly, by praying and reading my scriptures and doing the things the Lord has asked me to do I know that I have drawn closer to him and brought me so much happiness. I know that Jesus Christ lives, I know that Heavenly Father loves all his children. I know and have experienced for my self doing things like attending church and trying hard to be the best Christian I can I have found answers to my own questions and been helped my through my most difficult times. I exercised my faith by going on a mission, I has in my 2nd year at university and so taking a break for year and a half was a very big sarcfice as it meant I may not have a place upon my return, however I prayed and recieved the answer I was supposed to serve a mission, so I put my trust and faith in Heavenly Father and went. I know that no matter what happens that this is where I am supposed to be. This was Heavenly fathers plan for me. I know all will be made right. I know that he will always guide us to do what is right and best for them if they humbily ask him in prayer.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Rebecca Cunningham
No. A mission is a voluntary act, it is a desicion made by the individual, no one currently serving or soon to be serving has been made or forced to go. As church members we are encouraged to go as that is what the Saviour asked of us, Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore and teach all nations" . We encouraged to go and share the truth that we have and so from the age of 18+, we are encouraged to go and follow what the Saviour taught and serve a mission from 18months to 2 years long. I am 20 years old have been called to serve a mission for the the church for 18months, and I feel blessed and honoured to have the oppurtunity to do so. I wanted to serve a mission to help people come to understanding of what our church is and to make people aware that their Heavenly Father loves them and to bring them the light, joy and happiness that the gospel brings me ! We do not get paid to be missionaries and this is completely voluntary. We can be called to serve anywhere in the world and once we recieve our call we asked to respond back if we would like to accept ! I am currently in my second year in univeristy and I have made a sacrifice in taking a gap in my studies in order to do this for the Lord as this is something that I truly want to do, no one else has forced or pressured me to go. I want to do it, to help others and to show my Heavenly Father my love for him. It is such a joy to be able to go, I feel very privilaged and honoured to be albe to serve a mission ! Show more Show less