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 JJ

I've lived all over the US. I am a college wrestler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a life long athlete with a special love for weight lifting and wrestling. I enjoy challenges, especially competition. Whilst I do not love camping near city centers, I really enjoy extended outdoors activities like rock climbing and wilderness survival. I dream of being a lawyer someday. My two brothers are also athletically gifted, my younger brother especially hopes to also compete in college athletics as a rugby or football player. My mother raised us with an emphasis on the performing arts. My father has encouraged my brothers and I to always stretch ourselves to be multifaceted young men, and especially enjoyed participating in Boy Scouts with us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My mother was also born a member, but my father joined the church at the age of 20 while attending Brigham Young University. My father and mother have both imparted a love for The Gospel of Jesus Christ, but also the knowledge that to be truly converted to this faith, that I must seek for myself the knowledge of it's truthfulness. From an early age I examined the teachings from what I believed to be an unbiased view point, read The Book of Mormon, and prayed, asking if this gospel was true. All through my youth I was blessed with an easy life, and my prayers always brought a strong presence of the spirit. It wasn't until my first year of college, however, when I encountered large amounts of both persecution for my faith, and opposition to my standards that I truly learned for myself the completeness of this gospel. Through physical pain, emotional turmoil, and spiritual strife, I was blessed to have my faith tested, only to find my prayers still brought the spirit, and that the church and it's members still, as always, buoyed me up. I have a testimony of this gospel, that it is the fullness of the gospel Jesus Christ intended man to partake in. I have had the opportunity through difficulty and pain to cleave to this gospel, and make it my own. I am not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because my father and mother are. I am a member of this church because I have personally been born witness of its truthfulness.

How I live my faith

Throughout my youth I have been "called", or in other words asked to serve within the wards I've lived in as the president or counselor of my age group. I have had the opportunity to serve my community through sorted and sundry service projects, organized by both my ward Boy Scout Troop and neighbors and friends. Most recently I have chosen to serve a full time mission, and have been called to labor in Lima, Peru.