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Hi I'm Morgan Stickler

I'm a born and raised Virginian. I have grown up in the church, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

let's see. I am an awful speller, which means I will forever be grateful for spellcheck. I love my family. I have two brothers and two wonderful parents. I have finished up a year at the Y and plan to go back after my mission. Some hobbies would be soccer, video games (L.O.L). Some of my interests are other religions, economics, world relations, and science. One last thing I am a huge geek I love Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars.

Why I am a Mormon

About two years ago as a senior in high school, I wanted to know if this church was true. Although I had been raised in it I had always relied on my parents testimony. I woke up at 3am to read the Book of Mormon. At about 5.15 I knelt down and prayed to ask if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt this feeling which I can't really describe. It is like trying to describe love for me. This feeling was similar to how I feel when I think of my parents, but it was stronger than that. I know it was the holy ghost testifying of the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith 4 months after this experience, I was sick. I asked my father for a priesthood blessing. In it he said I would be healed, and I specifically remember him saying "know that your heavenly father is well pleased with your progress and desire to do what is right." I felt again this feeling of love but much stronger, and I also felt Joy. This joy is hard to describe as well, I can only describe it as when you laugh with those close to you, but this Joy is so much more raw than that. It is like the feeling of happiness you normally feel is just superficial. Because of this experience I know that my Dad held and as I have no reason to think otherwise continues to hold the priesthood. This means that the priesthood has been restored to the earth. About a year ago I fell snowboarding. I wasn't in pain but couldn't move my right arm. So medics arrived and tried to shift me in a toboggan and as they did. I felt/ heard this crunch. The most intense pain I have ever felt shot through my arm, and body. It felt so long but most have only been a matter of seconds. I screamed a prayer in my head asking heavenly father to please take the pain away. In that instant the pain was replaced with the same feeling of extra strong love, and happiness. Because of this experience I know that heavenly father lives. In short I know am a mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints it true.

How I live my faith

Firstly I live my faith through prayer. Every mourning I wake up and pray to my heavenly father. As I continue through my day I pray for patience, forgiveness, and to show my gratitude. At night I kneel down (unless I'm feeling particularly lazy, probably should work on that) and pray. I pray for the many blessings that I have been given. I pray for Heavenly Father to bless my fellow men, for him to bless my friends, family, and me. I also feel peace after I pray and I am so grateful for that Another thing is I read/ study the scriptures (bible,book of mormon, doctrine covenants, pearl of great price). I feel calm and happy a I read. While I feel the spirit strongest when I pray, it does testify to me of the scriptures. I go to church every sunday, and while I don't have a calling write now as I leave on my mission in 3 days. I always feel so excited about the gospel in sacrament meeting. I just want to run out and start handing out Book of Mormons, and telling people of Jesus Christ. I am convinced if I could live the gospel with all the energy I feel in sacrament meeting I would be about as righteous as Captain Moroni, unfortunately I get home and weakness prevails, at least more than It should.