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 Angel

I love the beach. I love being outdoors. I love my family. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am Angel Emma from Goa, India - the cutest beachy state, ever! I have two amazing parents, and two elder sisters that also are my best friends. I love my family and they mean the world to me! I go to college at Brigham Young University in Utah. Recently, I was called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was called to the India New Delhi Mission where I will serve for 18 months. I am soooooo excited to go on a mission and can not wait for all my adventures there! I love to be outdoors, play sports, and spend time with my family. I especially love to sleep, and I can sleep for hours and hours if no one wakes me up!

Why I am a Mormon

Why did I decide to go on a mission? I was born and brought up in the Church and it has always been a special and important part of my life. Growing up, I have tried it both ways - I have tried following the teachings of the Church and living the way I know I should, and I have also, at times, tried straying away from what I have been taught. Without exception, I have found that lasting peace and happiness only come when I live with the gospel as a strong part of my life. I have questioned the message of the restored gospel, prayed about it many times, and every time I have done that, I have gained a greater understanding and realization that it is true! I know, without a doubt that this is the church of God. More importantly, that God lives. That we are his children and that he loves us. That this life isn't a meaningless scramble. The message of the gospel makes life make sense. I know why I'm here and I know where I'm going! The Church is a huge part of my life, and it pretty much makes me who I am. It makes me so happy. It's that kind of simple and pure happiness that can't really be found anywhere else...and you don't really understand it until you've felt it. I have seen how this gospel has changed me and the lives of many other people I've seen over the years. That's my favorite thing! How it can completely change people and make them simply amazing!:) That's why I'm going on this mission. That's why, even though I know it's going to be hard to be away from my family and to leave everything behind for 18 months - I am so excited. I am excited because I get to share the happiness that I feel with the people of Delhi and help them see the truth too. I get to watch as lives change one by one. That's why I think of it as "scattering sunshine". It's scattering the kind of sunshine that brightens people's lives and makes them want to be better. What could be cooler than that?

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what I know to be true. Even though our church branch here in Goa is very small, it is still pretty amazing! Every Sunday, I get to meet some of my favorite people in the world. Our branch is so close that we usually refer to each other as our "church family ". They are so much fun and are really good examples to me. I teach the little children a class at church every Sunday (Primary) and I love teaching them. They have such pure hearts and ask the best questions and I learn so much myself as I teach them!