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 Matt Stephens

I was born and raised in California. I have a family that I love very much. I love to play sports, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was raised in Vacaville, CA. I love to spend my time outdoors. I am an Eagle Scout, and I love camping. I love to play sports, and I am training to run a marathon. I recently started snowboarding, and I love it. I just finished my first year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I plan to major in Mechanical Engineering. From July 2013-2015, I will be serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk mission. I am very excited to share this gospel with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the happiness the gospel brings me. I know that the Lord has a plan for me, and that I will live with Him and my family forever. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and that he restored Christ's church on earth. The Book of Mormon is the true word of God and it has been brought forth so that we can have the fullness of His gospel, and I know that it is true. I am thankful that we have a prophet on the earth that can guide us. I know that this church is true and I have never been so sure of something in my life. The Mormon church has blessed my life and has prepared me to meet my Savior when He returns.

How I live my faith

I am preparing to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been made a Ward Missionary in my home ward. I get the opportunity to teach a class of newly baptized members of our church, and I have seen their testimonies strengthen my own. I have always tried to live my life like Christ would want me to. Keeping Him in my thoughts has helped me to live faithful to the teachings of the Mormon church.