What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Issac

I'm a student, an athlete, & a poet. I love my life & I show it. I reach for the stars as I sing & play guitars. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a strong passion for many things, particularly anything that involves music, writing, sports, outdoor recreation, and family. I've been playing guitar for six years and it has been an excellent source of confort, peace and inspiration to me. I truly appreciate reading and writing fictional, adventure-filled stories along with creative, metaphorical poetry. While I was in high school, I was on the wrestling team and I was a sprinter and a long distance runner in Track and Field. My good friends and I enjoy getting together frequently to go weight training in the gym, go on runs, play raquetball and soccer, or just sit back, relax and savor our lazy time. Fishing, hiking, shooting, four-wheeling, river rafting, wave running, swimming, horseback riding, and camping are several activities that me, my friends and family occationally indulge in. A few years ago, I worked at a boy scout camp for two entire summers and it was a great experience for me and I learned many valuable lessons. I'm an Eagle Scout and I planned, organized and hosted a blood drive for my eagle project. I'm the eldest out of my four siblings. I have three sisters and one brother and they are very dear to me. My parents have been married now for almost nineteen years and they were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City temple in Utah when I was five years old. I've been genuinely blessed with a wonderful family life and I'll never take that nor anything else for granted.

Why I am a Mormon

For quite some time, I pondered when exactly I did learn for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. Why I am a Mormon is because I've come to realize over time that this is when I know that the church is true: when I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible; when I sincerelly pray to our Heavenly Father with gratitude in my heart; when I go to church and partake of the sacrament every Sunday and feel the love, compassion and forgiveness from our Savior, Jesus Christ; when I'm with my family, knowing that I will be with them forever, having been sealed together in the Lord's sacred temple; when I hear and listen to the words and testimony of the prophet Thomas S. Monson; when i go into the Lord's sacred temples to worship, learn, progress, and perform ordinances for the dead; when I chose to be baptized by immersion for the remission of sins by one holding the Priesthood (having the proper authority from God) when I was eight years old; when I was confirmed a member of the church and then received the Gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by men holding that same Priesthood authority; when I was ordained a deacon, teacher, then priest in the Aaronic Priesthood, and later an Elder in the Melkezidik Priesthood. Many prominent events have occurred in my life that have had a profound impact in the building of my testimony. I am constantly reminded that His church is true because all things testify of Christ. When I do the things which the Lord commands, it fills me with indescribable joy and I receive an even greater witness that His gospel is true. I know that God lives and that He, through the prophet Joseph Smith, restored the fullness of His gospel on the earth in these latter-days. I know that by God's Plan of Salvation, families can be sealed together forever in His sacred temples. I know that by asking God with an open heart you may learn for yourself the truth of all things so that you too may know that His church is true.

How I live my faith

Throughout my youth, I've held many leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that enabled me to lead, guide and direct specific youth groups in my community, church and school. Through the LDS church, I was involved in scouting and I helped plan and organize service projects, fellow-shipping activities, camping trips, training courses, and other BSA classes. I once taught family history classes and I helped individuals find their ancestors and genealogical records. I would then show them how to properly record that information in a website provided by the church called familysearch.com. This site also has a vast database of genealogical information and is available for anyone to use. In high school, I attended four years of Seminary which is a religious stuidies class provided by the church for students who wish to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ by studying The Book of Mormon, The Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants. During my senior year of high school, a small hand full of students and I were called to be in the Seminary Council for our school's seminary students. Our purpose was to invite and encourage all students to come unto Christ and become more like him by learning for themselves the truth of His gospel by study, prayer, and faith through diligently attending seminary and reading the scriptures. Our responsibilities consisted of meeting together frequently to plan, organize and discuss as a Seminary Council monthly themes and activities for students to become more involved, to have service opportunities, to make new friends, and to take on challenges to help themselves to progress in life. Our duty to all students was to lead by example, to encourage students to consistently attend classes, to invite students to commit to learning for themselves the truthfulness of the gospel, to make sure every student's needs were being met, to be a cheerful, genuine friend to all and to comfort those in need of more hope.