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Hi I'm Rainer Owens

I am from Gilbert Arizona. I love my family and friends. I am a missionary. I am a Mormon. And I love smiling.

About Me

So a little bit about me to start is I love being outside. Anything that allows me tons of room to go exploring and get dirty. I love the water and that is followed by wakeboarding of course. I am full of life and love to smile. I express myself through my hobbies one of them being fixing and riding motorcycles. Most importantly I just love to love.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Mormon church my entire life. From the age of 12 to 19 years old I had completly fallen away from the church and all moral compass in life. This part of my life was full of many trials and struggles. One being addictive behavoirs and also finding my place in this life or I guess to say a purpose. I had just graduated high school and decided to move to California in search of what I thought would bring me happiness. These habbits and life styles I was living and building my life upon seemed to only bring me misery. I did not understand why I felt the way that I did. How could I feel so miserable when I was doing everything I have ever wanted to do. I was living on my own in beautiful SD, I had a job, tons of friends and I even got to surf everyday. What was I doing wrong I thought? I tried toignore this feeling I had inside of emptiness. But it would not go away. I would lay my head down to rest everynight and relize I was missing something. I knew in my heart that my habbits and life style was holding me back from what was really important. I woke up one day with a question in my head. Rainer, could you raise a family in this environment. Reminder I was 19 at the time. Family was the last thing I cared about in my selfish mind. But I answered the question honestly, No I couldnt raise a family like this. Soon after I packed up my things and moved back to Arizona. Still not sure what I was lacking to be happy. I turned to the one thing I never thought I would ever turn to again. That was God our Heavenly Father for help. I decided to attend a Mormon church again. That first step seemed to be the hardest step, but in the moment I walked back into church that Sunday I was greeted with such love. I could feel the happiness that these people retained and I WANTED IT. I have not looked back from that day forth. I know without a doubt in my mind this church is Heavely Fathers true church restored through Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I currently am living my faith as a full time representative of the Lord Jesus Christ as a missionary for his church. Everyday I get to go out among the people of North Carolina and spread his gospel. It is such a rewarding feeling. Knowing I get to go forth the next 2 years of my life to serve and love my brothers and sisters on this earth. By helping them draw closer to their Heavenly Father and live happier/more rewarding lives.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Rainer Owens
No, it is not required. But it is the most rewarding and fun loving opportunity I have ever had in my life. Show more Show less