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 Ryan Blankenship

I'm a missionary in Scottsdale Arizona. I love to be with people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a missionary in Scottsdale Arizona. Some of my my favorite things to do are to play sports, have fun, and occasionally have some rest and relaxation! I am all about optimism! One of my favorite sayings is, "Happiness is a choice, not a circumstance." There is always something in our lives that can make us smile if we choose to.

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up in the church and have been going my whole life. The reason I still attend and believe is because of the many promises our Heavenly Father makes to us. In this life we all sin, everyone of us. And it's a comfort to me that we can repent and be forgiven of our sins through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. And also knowing that our families can be together forever through the Plan of Salvation is a wonderful thing to me.

How I live my faith

Well I think more than anything is just showing people that I am a real genuine person just like everyone else! That is best accomplished by having a good laugh and seeing the bright side of things. True joy and happiness however comes from learning and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is a guideline of how we can live our lives in order to live with our Heavenly Father again which is complete joy.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Ryan Blankenship
Probably the best way is to know Heavenly Father is through experience. I have had multiple experiences in my life where I knew God was helping and guiding me. So in order to have an experience like that you must pray to him and ask him if he is there. He loves you so much that if you ask to know if he is there he will be able to let you know. It won't be from him literally showing himself to you, but you will know in your mind and in your heart that he is real and He loves you. Show more Show less