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 Sasha Kazumi Matsusaka

I am half Japanese and half Mexican. I am an artist. I am a comedian. I am an older sister. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I live in L.A. and well I love the beach. I am a student at BYU-Idaho just trying to figure out my life, just like everyone else. I am a creative writing major that has a flair for comedy. I recently discovered this talent of comedy through stand-up comedy and writing for BYU-Idaho's Humor Code Sketch comedy group.On top of all when I am not on stage or writing I probably blasting some beats and dancing my heart out. If I am not there then I am somewhere drawing or painting. My family is my inspiration for all of my talents art, comedy, and writing because my mother is Mexican, my father is Japanese and my siblings are from Nicaragua, so it gets crazy in our house hold. Needless to say I have enough material to use as inspiration to last me a life time. Listening to music is another thing that inspires me. Everywhere that I got it seems that I will always have music around me. It's just as much a part of me just as much as my writing and my art. I am a bit of a tom boy; my favorite shirt to wear is a Ninja turtles shirt, I like to fix the plumbing or admiring a `56 cherry red mustang. Unfortunately unlike any other tomboy I cannot play sports, but I love watching them. I think the one thing that makes me unique is that I can never identify with the sense of despair in the world. I love my life and I am positive this world is a good place you just choose to see it that way.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I choose to be. No one told me I had to because my parents both converted to the church when they were pretty much adults, in which they gave me the choice of whether to follow or not. At a young age I chose to do so and I didn't know much, but I knew what I had to do. It was 100% or nothing at all, and no going back. Without being a member my hopes and positivity wouldn't exist because doing things like going to church and learning remind me why I am that way and am encouraged to be so.

How I live my faith

You could say it's been apart of me my whole life. I was three when I decided I wanted to be a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ for Latter-Day Saints and now I am currently serving in the Japan Tokyo South Mission.So I live my life the impossible way by living like anything is possible. I am one who does things a 100% or I don't do it all. To be quite honest I live my faith by completely immersing myself in it, I mean leaving for 18 months to teach what I believe to people I don't know in Japan is pretty much like jumping into a lake of religion. Of course I have always tried my best and I may have fallen short, but it helps when I can share with others. My passion for my faith is defiantly something that has always been apart of me.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Sasha Kazumi Matsusaka
We are much like the Ninja Turtles, we all have the ability to save the world we just use different weapons and as a unit. Just like Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Leonardo can`t work alone, and have their own way of fighting. So do we! Some of us use those swords to slice through another burdens by cleaning their yard, beat those trails another is facing by being a friend, and just plain take on serve by helping others in the community to save the world. Show more Show less