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 Jordan Dean Hyde

I grew up in Utah. I play tennis, swim, sing, and love to be in the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old. I love to do anything that involves the outdoors, whether it be hiking, horse back riding, fore wheeling, or camping. I love to hang out with my friends. I am serving in the Russia, Moscow mission. I love that I get this opportunity to serve the Lord for these two years.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. I descended from the pioneers that came to Utah. I want to bear to you my witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on this earth. I know it with all of my heart, or else I would not have decided to go and preach this gospel to strangers in a foreign country that speaks one of the most difficult languages in the world. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet called of God, because if he wasn't, he wouldn't have endured through all of his afflictions that he went through to organize and restore this church on the earth. I know that every single word in the Book of Mormon is true. I feel the Spirit every time I read its pages, and I receive so much personal revelation from its words. I know that my decision to serve a full-time mission is God's plan for me, and that, because of my decision, I will be blessed so much with spiritual grow, protection from the adversary, and pure joy. I know that we will be together with our families forever. I know that the temple is the house of God here on earth. I also know that the ordinances performed in the temple for ourselves and for the dead are true, and that they help give us salvation and santification through the Holy Ghost. I know with all of my being that Christ loves each and every one of us, and that because of that pure and unconditional love, He atoned, suffered and died for us, so that we could be cleansed of our sins. I know that He was ressurected and He lives. I know it. I know that our Father in Heaven loves us so much. Everything He does is to help us and give us happiness and strengthen us. I cannot wait 'til I can return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. I am grateful for the many blessings that I get from this church, and say that in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I have been in the quorum presidencies for all of my quorums. I go hometeaching every month by sharing a gospel message to certain families, and then I do service for them and help out in any way I can. I am currently serving on my mission in the Russia, Moscow mission. I love serving the Lord.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Jordan Dean Hyde
Joseph Smith didn't know which of the many churches to join. One day, while reading in the Epistle of James (James 1:5), he realized that he needed to pray to God and ask which church to join. After he prayed to God and asked which church to join, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. They told Joseph that none of the churches were true. Heavenly messengers appeared to Joseph and prepared him to fully restore Christ's gospel to this earth. Thus, began the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joseph Smith was a prophet. Show more Show less