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 Marissa Larsen

I grew up in Sacramento, CA. I love to go on adventures and try new things. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a fun-loving and outgoing person who loves to go on adventures. Camping and being outdoors has always been a hobby while growing up. I also grew up performing in numerous musical theater and dance productions. I love being with my family and spending time with the ones that mean the most to me. Trying and learning new things is something I love doing. I love that learning is an endless process and there is always something about myself that I can improve on. Luckily, criticism is something I enjoy. I'm not perfect, but recognizing my faults helps me to become a better person.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know that this is Christ's church. I know that He is my Saviour and that God is my loving Heavenly Father. As I have read the Book of Mormon over and over and every day, I gain an added witness every time that it truly is a book written by ancient prophets of old in the ancient Americas to persuade all men to come unto Christ and partake of the fruits of eternal life that come from studying and pondering it's message. And once we all know for ourselves that the Book of Mormon is true, everything else falls into place about our church. Every problem or concern anyone has about their own personal life, personal salvation, or personal concerns about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints can and will be answered as they read and pray about the Book of Mormon to know for themselves that it is true. I know it's true with every fibre of my being and I know that everyone can know that for themselves, and that is why I am out serving our Lord as a full time missionary, to make these things known unto all the inhabitants of the earth.

How I live my faith

"Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed" I love my faith and I love to live it, and helping others is one of the ways I do live it. I love helping people and doing service. I love knowing that I am giving someone in need a helping hand. The receiver of the service can feel joy in knowing that someone cares about them and feeling that comfort of help, and the joy of the giver of service, in my case, is always greater it seems, knowing that I was the reason for that person's happiness in that moment. I strive to follow the example of my Savior in being loving and caring, and service is one of the many ways I can do that. Another way I live my faith is attending my weekly church meetings and attending to my own personal study. I am currently serving in the Canada Vancouver mission and strive always to become more like the Savior and develop His attributes. I love sharing the message of the true and restored gospel of Jesus Christ with all those I come in contact with and love to watch those who accept and act upon this message and find greater happiness in life!

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Marissa Larsen
Read the Book of Mormon, it's all about Jesus Christ and how it's through Him that we are able to find the peace, joy, and comfort in this life and salvation and the life to come. (Read Alma 7) Show more Show less