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Hi I'm Whitney

I grew up in Utah, I'm serving a mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always taken dance classes and its become a huge part of who I am. All of the arts are really important to me and I was recently accepted into my schools graphic design program! There's a scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants that says the song of the righteous is a pray unto God, and I feel like this is true for not only music but also dance and art. Just before going on stage I would always say a quick prayer expressing my gratitude for dance and the blessing its been in my life I have three older brothers who are really fantastic, and I've loved watching them grow into such great men. When the age of missionaries was lowered for girls and I realized that I would be able to serve a mission in just a few months if I wanted to, I thought a lot about how serving a mission blessed my brothers lives. Their examples helped me to make the decision to go on a mission. I really like hiking with my friends and family. When I was younger my family went hiking a lot, at the time I didn't really enjoy it, but now I really treasure those memories I have with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this gospel is true. I've lived the way the church asked me to live and I've seen how its blessed my life. I've gone to my Heavenly Father in prayer and asked Him if it is true and He has answered me. I know I'm where God wants me to be and I understand who I am. There is no greater blessing in life then to know the truth.

How I live my faith

Living in Utah my entire life has given me a different experience then I think most members who live out of state get. Here going to church on Sunday, having family home evening on Monday, and mutual on Wednesday, are just normal things that everyone does, so I never really had to think about it. My out of state friends have told me about how making the choice not to go do things on Sundays have helped strengthened their testimony and about how the example they set influenced others, but growing up here I never felt that as much. The challenge for me with living my faith was to learn that I couldn't just go through the motions. There have been times in my life where I was going to all my church meetings and activities, but I was doing it because that's what everyone else was doing and not because that's what my Heavenly Father wanted me to do. I hit a point where I really had to find out if the church was true for myself, I took the matter to my Heavenly Father in prayer and He did answer me. I know that the LDS church is Christ's true church on the earth today, not because my parents, brothers, or friends tell me it is true, but because the Holy Spirit has touched my heart and confirmed its truthfulness to me.