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Hi I'm Shayley Williams

I am the oldest of 7 children, 6 girls and 1 boy! I love football and video games. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 23 years old, and the oldest of 7 children. My 21 year old sister is on her mission in Texas, but with a few of us gone, my mom still has her hands full! I love watching and playing football, I always have. I've grown up a strong 49ers fan. I also love video games. For the most part I'm just a typical 23 year old girl, who is currently serving a mission in the Germany, Frankfurt mission. And I'm loving every minute of it!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Because I know without this gospel I'd be totally lost. I've made mistakes in the past, who hasn't? and without Christ's atoning sacrifice I wouldn't be where I am today. I've grown up in the church, and always believed it to be true because I didn't know anything else, but my true conversion happened when I was 19 years old. I had done some things that caused me to turn away from the church for awhile. I stopped going, didn't feel like I was worthy, and living on my own no one really knew, or cared, that I wasn't going. When I visited home for a weekend, I did go to church with them and felt extremely out of place. I didn't feel like I belonged here anymore. Then a talk in sacrament meeting completely changed that. I don't remember who was speaking, or everything they said, but I do remember them saying "You are never too far gone for the Lords help and love". I burst into tears. Somehow this stranger knew exactly what I needed to hear, and when I needed to hear it. I scheduled a meeting with my bishop and talked to him about everything that was going on. He got me back on the path. I studied, really studied, the atonement and what it means to us individually. Right then I felt the love that God has for me, even if I felt like I didn't deserve it. He didn't care what I had done, all He cared about was that I was back. I felt His love, I knew it was for me, and that is when I decided I never wanted to feel out of place at church again. I knew that this gospel was the true one, and that this is where I needed to be. That feeling with the confirmation that the Book of Mormon is true, and that Joseph Smith really was the prophet of the restoration sealed it for me.

How I live my faith

I like to think I'm a pretty good example, for my family and others. I've held numerous callings in church, and am currently a full time missionary serving in the Frankfurt Germany mission. I'll be out here, thousands of miles away from home, until December 2015.