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Hi I'm Sydney

I sing and write songs. I love brownie batter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My entire life I've loved music. It's one of the biggest parts of my life. I sing opera, musical theatre, and contemporary, and I play the guitar, the ukulele, and the piano. I love writing; mostly poems and songs. I also like theatre, especially improv. I have three brothers that I love more that anything. I am obsessed with Disney princesses. I like to dance, although I do not claim to be good at it. I love going to art museums; I have a thing for classic paintings and sculptures. I also like aquariums, because who doesn't love fish?! Also, (speaking of fish), it would be cool to be a mermaid. I think the sky is one of the most beautiful and under-appreciated parts of the world. I am an extremely open person. And I am obsessed with Cary Grant.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is true. There's something to be said about truth. Truth doesn't change. For thousands of years, people believed that the world was flat. But the world it is not flat, nor has it ever been flat. The world is round. Think how limited you'd be if you believed that if you sailed too far, you'd fall right off the Earth. This is how it is with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It represents reality, not the popular beliefs of society. It also represents happiness, success, and freedom. I feel like I've swallowed the sun, and it's so amazing that I can't help but share it. There really aren't words to describe it. You have to feel it for yourself. For me, growing up a Mormon, I have had things so easy. I've faced so many challenges that are such dark memories in the back parts of my mind, and sometimes I wanted to pity myself by saying that I was alone, unloved, and hopeless. But this has never been true. I'm so blessed to know that. My Heavenly Father is always there, and Jesus Christ has felt *exactly* what I have felt and more. The Spirit has never left me comfortless. It's like my heart is a restless sea, and with just one prayer, it is warm and still. If this church isn't true, then why do I cling to it even more through my trials? Why do I love it even more through the hardest parts of my life? Why am I stronger in my faith with every tear? How am I growing happier and happier than ever before as I go through the hardest years of my life so far? Because it's true. Because this life is exactly what we signed up for. We came here to grow, and if you chose to follow God and live righteously, then when you "should" be the most miserable you've ever been, you can be the most joyful you've ever been. I am a daughter of God who loves me, and I love him. I have no reason to fear or worry, ever. It's hard to admit that; that with God you have no need to fear or worry. Because that's a way of life. But now, you can live how you want.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living the standards. For example, I have a testimony of dressing modestly and presenting my body as a house for one of God's spirits that should be respected, even though it can be difficult sometimes. I know that I am immediately blessed by following what the Lord asks of me, and I see this in my life every single day. I always attend church meetings on Sunday and youth activities on Tuesday night. I take advantage of every opportunity I have to worship the Lord and meet with other members of the church. I never miss an opportunity to feel the spirit, and the church provides so many chances for this. The youth dances are also awesome! Church activities are the most fun things I ever go to. We Mormons know how to party clean. It may surprise you, but the best parts of the activities are always the spiritual ones. No games can ever compare to the feelings of the spirit and the sense of unity that we get when we feel the Lord's love for us. COME. :D