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Hi I'm Mark Hillman

I am currently serving a full time mission in the Canada Vancouver Mission. I love my mission. I love the people and I am a Mormon

About Me

I am the oldest of four children and am currently serving my mission. I lived in Hamilton most of my life surrounded by family who all shared the same faith. My family has always been the greatest support system I have ever known and nothing could ever replace them. When i was 10 years old I was diagnosed with a painful condition that is triggered by several things most notable is stress (ironic for a missionary I know). However this "set back" has only helped me to adapt to any situation I have found myself in. I have learned to manage my stress and rely on my savior in ever aspect of my life. I have always found ways to keep my mind occupied and to challenge myself. When I was initially turned down to serve a mission due to medical reasons I got accepted to Mac master University and began working towards a duel major. I even joined the Varsity Fencing team and always did everything to make the best of what ever situation I found myself in. After a year I reapplied to serve a mission and got accepted. Now i am currently in easy the most stressful environment imaginable but I am able to cope vary easily and glory in being able to serve my Lord and savior with all my heart, might, mind, and strength without having to worry about my health and i am loving every minute of it. All thanks to other wonderful missionaries, the best mission president on earth, and a father in heaven who loves me and knows my needs.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing being one of the only people amongst all of my friends to be a member of the church was always stressful. It becomes expected that you live a higher standard then everyone else that you know. I have always been grateful however to be able to be that good example to so many people I know and to have these standards. Although I was born into the church that does not mean I was excluded from my own personal trials. Many times when things that would potentially shake my testimony where put before me I always remembered how much the Lord has already blessed me. I have also always been one of those people who prefers to learn form the mistakes of others rather then learn them the hard way myself. I never saw myself as better then anyone else and in my mind if something didn't work or ended badly for my friends then why would it end well for me? It is this way I was able to see when my friends who didn't have the same standards as me mess up and not do as well as they potentially could and learn from there negative experience. Although it pained me to see every time it happened I learned a valuable lesson. the standards are god inspired and are there for a reason and so I have never been in a situation where I wasn't happy to stick to my standards.

How I live my faith

I live my faith currently through serving a full time mission and by being an example to all those I love back home. I do everything in my power to remain exactly obedient to all the commandments the Lord has given me and I know if i do so the Lord will bless all those that I know back home.