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Hi I'm Des

Sophomore in high school. I study film making, I love people, I love stories. And I LOVE being a Mormon.

About Me

I study film, I like piano, drawing, and writing :) AND... I don't exactly live in a Mormon utopia. Still, our culture today amazes me. I accept everyone around me because everyone is a story that I will never be able to read cover to cover. I'm fascinated about people, and I am so very interested in our agency; where it came from, and what we do with it. I am strong in my faith, getting that testimony wasn't quick and easy- but it was worth every minute I am alive, and now I will help anyone willing to open their hearts and minds to that same beautiful burning of happiness and hope that I have. sometimes I'm ignored, (I'm in the middle of 9 siblings) Sometimes I don't want to be good (Its called being a teen) but I live a beautiful life thanks to my religion.

Why I am a Mormon

Funnily enough, growing up sometimes I actually wished that I could have been a convert."What if I only THINK this is true because I've grown up in it?" the thought haunted me. I was always so open to new ideas and new views and new walks of life- but this was a scary idea. On my knees one day, pretty young, I prayed to know if it was true- and the harshest feeling came over me before I could even mutter any words. Something dark didn't want me to pray. I cried bitterly- I didn't want to be left alone. I didn't want to feel nothing in my heart. I wanted to feel alive and safe, full of hope and conviction towards God. What was anything if he wasn't real? Suddenly and all at once, a peace swept over me- like it was telling me everything was alright, that I was young and would still find my testimony in time. My tears ceased and I was okay. Flash forward a few years, and those doubts were plaguing me again.They were so annoying! I wanted my testimony right then to get rid of them forever. I started seeing the Lord's hand in my life. Oh, the evidence I found when I started looking with with faith. Then- I prayed again to ask God if he were real. Tears came again, but these were ones of joy. Doubts vanished- and I felt in my heart that they would never haunt me again. They never have. In its place have come feelings of joy, peace, hope, and pure love. And that feeling... that beautiful powerful feeling... is the reason we Mormons have so many members. Its why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a young woman in my church. I have been called as a councilor for the other young woman my age. Rather than that, I just love attending church every week, reading scriptures, saying prayers, and growing closer to God.