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Hi I'm Elder Tate

I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called to serve in the Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk Mission

About Me

I am a child of God and he has sent me here and because I have a desire to serve Him, I have been called to the work. But unto what was I ordained? To preach the gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth. I am weak, but through my Father in Heaven weak things will hereafter be strong. Sent forth to preach the word of truth by the power of the Holy Ghost and loving it. I love the Church it is amazing and has blessed my life more than I can even say or know. I love to work and I love the work. I play the piano and violin and I love to share my testimony through music and through word. The Church is amazing if you have questions find the Missionaries!!! They will extremely bless your life!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? For one I grew up in the church I was baptized when I was eight years old, I prayed to know if this church was true similar to Joseph Smith's example I found a quite place where I could think and pray to my Heavenly Father. I didn't get the answer that I was searching for after that prayer, so it must not be true I thought. How sincerely wrong I was! I had not received my answer in the same way Joseph Smith had received the answer to his prayer of which church to join, I had received it a different way, by the still small voice of the Holy Ghost. I knew this church was true and I knew that God knew it and I will not deny it. As time went on and I wasn't as diligent in my prayers or scripture study I found myself lacking the spirit and found myself doubting again, as Elder Ronald A. Rasband shared in the October 2016 General Conference I was having a "crisis of faith", it seemed to me that I began to doubt my faith. I was struggling and this continued for months and almost a year. I no longer wanted to go to church I was bored it wasn't fun to be a kid at church I had to sit down and be quite for that period of time every Sunday I wondered if this was how I would feel for the rest of my life. Yet I still had a desire to serve others and be a good example so I continued to go but I was missing the finer points of the gospel and was lacking in all the places where I had once felt strong. I didn't share my concerns with my parents or church leaders so I continued to dim the light of my testimony. I realized one day that what I was thinking was wrong I could choose to be happy at church I could choose to enjoy Sundays but I didn't learn to love the Sabbath day until I realized what I had been doing wrong God had not turned his back on me, I had turned away from God... For years after I struggled to make scripture reading and prayer a daily practice and I once again felt the same way I did all those years ago and I know this church is the church of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to following the example of my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ the Ultimate Role Model! He is able to be that role model because He was also the greatest Follower of his Father in Heaven because the Son doeth nothing save what He has seen the Father do. I can only strive each day to improve myself to be more like my Father in Heaven and the Brother who came down to earth suffered for the sins of the world and then was raised up on the cross to finish the Atonement process so that for me when I falter or fall short of my aspirations of being like them I can repent and start clean and continue on the path that leads to eternal life!