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Hi I'm Erika Kastigar

I grew up in Gilbert, Arizona. I love to sing and play video games. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love to sing. I recently returned from my service as a full-time missionary in the New York Utica Mission. I am a very compassionate person and I love to laugh! I love dirt bikes, the desert, guns, video games, camping, going to the lake, being out in the sunshine, tubing, smiling, eating, being with family, and serving The Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I am so grateful for Christ's Atonement for me that even though I will never be able to repay Him for what He has done for me, I will give my all to Him. Heavenly Father is real. Jesus is my brother... my Savior. I cannot deny my Father in Heaven's power, glory, mercy, justice, knowledge, and love. He know me perfectly. The Holy Ghost testifies to me that He IS real. He DOES understand. He WANTS to hear from me. He loves me. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

Every day I am strengthened with God's love and mercy and Christ's grace. I love the gospel with all my heart. It is not easy living my faith out loud all the time, but it is worth it. There was a point in my life where I didn't think I could go on anymore and that life was just too hard. I lost my job, my family relationships, my happiness. I stopped going to church and life just got worse and worse. I have never been so unhappy. I had serious thoughts about ending my life. My depression had literally taken me over and I could not feel my connection to God at all. In late November of 2012, I tried to end my life. It was a rash decision and I look back now and see that I truly did not want to die, I just wanted relief. But one can only feel true relief in and through Jesus Christ's Atonement and you have to be LIVING a gospel-oriented life to truly and completely feel it. There were times that I felt completely alone. There were times I cried bitterly for the pain I felt on a daily basis. There were times I could not stand myself. But, there was and IS hope. I know now that my worth is infinite in the sight of The Lord. I know who I am. I can never forget it. I know I am NEVER alone. Christ is with me every step of the way and has always been there for me. The gospel has not only changed my life, it has saved it. I know I am blessed eternally because of The Atonement of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love Him and accept Him as my elder brother. I know God loves me infinitely. I cannot deny the things that I know.