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Hi I'm Brian

I grew up in Utah. I am just about to leave on a mission. I am a Mormon!!

About Me

I grew up in Utah in an LDS family. I grew up as an avid sports player. I played baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. I also love aviation. The concept of flight absolutely intrigues me. I have gone to some college and have gotten my associates degree.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up in Utah, in an LDS family, I was not always a believer of this church. As a child I always hated going to church and in my teenage years I would deny being a member of the LDS church. In my senior year of high school I realized that my life was out of whack. I always felt miserable no matter what my situation was. I could tell I was missing something. I tried to fix this by keeping myself involved in school, sports, and other extra curricular activities. However, I still could tell I was missing something. After about a year of looking for something besides the church to help me feel happy, I decided to give the LDS church a try. I had seen how happy it had made so many people around me and I figured that even if it wasn't "right for me" that all I would be out was a little bit of time. As I put some effort in to reading the Book of Mormon, I started to feel peace in my life. At first I couldn't believe it. From there my faith started to grow, step by step. I eventually finished the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. My answer came, but not for months. I continued to read and pray so I could know for myself if it was true or not. I remember one night, praying before I read my scriptures. I asked if this is what God wanted for me. I remember reading my scriptures after and feeling peace come over me. I knew it was true. Over the next year, I struggled to grow closer to God. I always tried my best but that doesn't mean it was easy. I had several bad habits that I needed to break that were preventing me from growing closer to God. It wasn't easy by any account but even through all the hard times I knew it would be worth it. As I gave up things that would limit my progression I felt more and more peace. I could start to feel the Lord helping me more and more. God cannot help us if we are not willing to put in effort. If we will put in effort to grow closer to him he will help us. I love my Lord and know this is his true church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always trying my best. Life is a constant struggle and I always try to do my best to stay close to the Lord. I work hard to fulfill the callings that I have had even though it has only been, up till now, home teaching. Even though my callings have not been major ones in the church I know that I have grown closer to our Lord because I have always tried my best.