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Hi I'm Janelle

I grew up in Utah, I'm 20 years old- making a lot of life's big choices- I love to have fun and SMILE! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to Zumba, be outdoors and spend time with my family I like to keep busy. I am always doing something. I love making new friends and talking to people. I like to push myself and try new things! I love being a mormon because of the peace the gospel brings! (:

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and my parents took me as a kid. I always felt happy at church and when I was 8 and asked if I wanted to be baptized, (after a little convincing that I wouldn't be held underwater and I wouldn't drown) I was baptized shortly after my 8th birthday. I continued to attend church as a preteen and teenager, even though my family didn't always come with me. When my sweet Grandmother passed away when I was 11, I had a hard time with loosing her. Her funeral was really beautiful. Everyone talked about families being forever and that we would see her again. Which all sounded familiar... But what really hit me more than anything was when my mother sang the hymn "I Need Thee Every Hour". Especially in the Third verse... the words read, "I Need Thee every hour, in joy or pain..." I was in pain. I was sad to loose my Grandma. That was the first instance and feeling I had that told me it was true. That I needed God. I needed Him. And immediately I felt His love. Many other times I had felt that same feeling, that it was true. But none were as bold when a few years later I was in a Seminary class (comparable to a bible class, but includes the Book of Mormon and The Doctrine and Covenants) and it was an open testimony meeting. I had recently read the Book of Mormon and was praying to know if it was true... I felt this overwhelming peace and happiness and wanted to share it with everyone in the room and anyone who could hear my voice. I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. I knew it just as sure as I could see the people in the room. I knew that Jesus the Christ performed the atonement and suffered for my sins. I knew that through Him I could be made whole again. I knew that he over came death. Not just Physical death, but Spiritual death. From that moment- I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. The happiness I felt that day, I can feel everyday that I put my faith in Him. And who doesn't want to be happy?!

How I live my faith

Currently I am serving a full time mission in Virginia Richmond.. its absolutely amazing to be able to talk to everyone I see and everyone who will listen. I know that my relationship has grown because of this gospel and I hope to share it with everyone!