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 Steven

I was born and raised in Maryland. I love helping people and finding ways to share my faith. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love keeping up with the news and creating news reports. I'm interested in pursuing a career in Broadcast Journalism and plan to take the necessary classes in college to work towards my goal. I also like to work with my video camera, be on the computer, listen to music (a lot!), exercise, be outside, be on my bike, run, meditate, read, discover new trails, go to church, pray, and I absolutely love snow. The feeling of being out in a blizzard is amazing to me. I can't get enough of the white stuff. So, that's most of the stuff that interests me. Not everything, but hopefully enough to give you an idea of what makes me tick.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have found and felt the "truth" of this church, where I couldn't feel it elsewhere before. I grew up attending Methodist and Catholic churches off and on, of which my grandmother and mother were and are members respectively. I was always bored. I remember always daydreaming and wanting to go home, which can of course be normal for a young kid when having to sit and be still for too long. But, this persisted into my teen years. I didn't feel the "spirit" as I have come to realize it in the LDS church. Meeting missionaries in April 2013, reading the Book of Mormon, investigating and attending this church, I had a warm fuzzy feeling grow increasingly within me throughout the process. Through prayers, I felt an unexplainable peace and confirmation of the truth of the Book of Mormon and this church. I felt like I had found what I had been searching for in my life. I felt like I had found my true home in this church. Heavenly Father undoubtedly guided me to the truth, to gaining my personal testimony, and then on to baptism. And, right now, I know I'm a member of a church, of a faith, where I truly belong and need to be. This is only the beginning of my most important work on earth in this mortal life. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Quite simply I strive to be the best person I can everyday. I live as righteously as possible, and try to be an example to others. I attempt at living my faith in every way possible. I "stay in touch" with Heavenly Father and I can feel his love always if I seek it. I try to continuously ask myself, "would Heavenly Father approve?". I can almost always be guided in the right direction, with the Holy Ghost as that guide. I love helping others and being of service when needed. Helping others feel loved, wanted, and finding their purpose in this life is so important to me. I share my faith and the gospel when appropriate. I attend church meetings every Sunday. I go to the Temple as often as possible. I work on my family tree/genealogy.