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 Riah Divis

I'm an artist, musician and designer. I'm a mama and a wife, and an advocate of all things uplifting and beautiful.

About Me

My husband is the most important person in my life, I love him to pieces. I also have three beautiful kids who brighten my life and take me on adventures every day. I'm grateful to my parents for instilling in me a love, an understanding and an appreciation for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They taught me to love others and to seek after wholesome things. I am also grateful that music filled every corner of my home growing up, and not just music alone, but good literature, and that I was taught to use words effectively and creatively. I'm grateful to God for giving me an endless plethora of gifts and talents, I find constant joy in them, and hope that others can join with me and share in that joy, too.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because I have felt in my heart (after much study and prayer) that the Mormon church is true. I agree with the standards issued for church members, and I also value the strength and structure it provides for families. I'm happiest when I abide by the teachings that are found in the Book of Mormon, and have been reminded again and again of the power and glory of God, as well as of Christ's love for me individually while reading it.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example of goodness, to my kids and my friends and acquaintances by speaking kindly of others. I find joy in being open and honest about my beliefs, especially whilst using social media. Living the Gospel isn't a popular lifestyle in our society and it would be easy to keep silent about it, it would be so easy to be superficial, but I don't want to be. I want everyone to know what makes me happy! I especially want people to know that Christ is real. The atonement... yeah. It's a real thing. I am grateful for the love I feel daily, that comes from a loving Father in Heaven. I have had so many powerful experiences, especially through prayer, and I know that God is aware of me, he knows me individually, and he loves me. I'm trying to keep it together, I'm not the best at it. But I do know how important the Gospel is. Each week at church, when I'm not, you know... getting my hair pulled out, or my shirt tugged on or when I'm not cleaning up some unknown or unwanted substance from off my children... I occasionally have those moments of calmness, and always, that reassurance that I'm in the right place, doing the right thing. I have so much to learn, but am so excited to keep learning, to keep trying, and to keep living the faith. I also feel as though I've been blessed with a bounty of talents, and one way that I try to share my testimony, is by creating wholesome and uplifting music and art. It may be a small notion, but it brings me satisfaction and joy, and is a very tangible, outward expression of my in-ward commitment.