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 David

I live in Utah. I play on a drumline. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just got done with my freshman year of college and am preparing to serve an LDS mission. I love marching band. I played snare drum all through high school, and now I'm playing cymbals for the marching band at my college. I also play drumset for a rock band that performs at my school. I earned my Eagle Scout award last year. I'm the oldest of five children, with three brothers and a baby sister. I'm currently studying mathematics in preparation for a possible career in cryptography. In my spare time I like reading, listening to music, and spending time with my friends. I love reading J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. I also LOVE watching movies. Some of my favorite include Dead Poet's Society, Remember the Titans, Inception and Avengers.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and have been a member my entire life. At first, of course, I was active in my faith because my parents were active in my faith. But, over time, through experiences and lessons from good teachers, as well as my own study of the gospel, I began to gain my own testimony. I would say that by age 14 I was living my faith because I had my own testimony. I am a Mormon today because I have seen in my life the blessings that have come from being a member of this Church. I have seen that I am a happier person because of my knowledge of God and Jesus Christ, and because I keep the standards of my church. I have also seen the consequences in other people's lives of not having this knowledge or following these standards. I am where I am and who I am today because of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that there is a God and that He is my Father, and that He watches out for me. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He died for my sins and transgressions. I know that there is life after death. I know that my family can be together forever. I know that this church is the true Church of Jesus Christ. This knowledge gives me faith and hope in my future, and allows me to endure all the adversity that comes in my life. I wouldn't give it up for anything.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in various ways. First, I visited members of my college ward on a regular basis to see how they were doing and to share gospel messages. Second, I served this last year as the President of the Sunday School in my ward. I made sure that all the classes ran smoothly on Sundays. The classes included gospel study, preparation classes for missionaries, and preparation classes for attending the temple.