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 Brandon

I'm a Mormon and I love being happy!

About Me

Hey! My name I Brandon and I am a student at BYU. I grew up in Idaho Falls and loved it. I like fishing, running, playing sports and just being out doing stuff. I would like to take up rock climbing, but...we'll see what happens. My family is pretty big. I have two brothers and four sisters, and with my parents and me that makes nine in total. I really love my family and don't know what I would do without them! I love music, especially singing and playing the piano. I sang in choir and played the saxophone in high school, and still participate in musical groups whenever the opportunity arises. I served a 2 year mission for my church (Mormon/LDS) in Mexico City. I love the Mexican people and their culture! There will always be a place in my heart for them. Overall I lust like being a happy person!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt it in my heart to be true. I have read The Bible and a book that is very important and unique to us, The Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. I have prayed to know if the things that I have read are true and I've received an answer. I also love being a Mormon because when I live what I learn I am happy. Sad things happen, but the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me get through hard times.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to follow Jesus Christ. He is our perfect example. I am nowhere near perfect, but I am trying to be better every day. In my time teaching the people of Mexico, I learned that one of the best ways to follow our Savior is to get to work. There are people that need our service, our support, our kind words, a smile, anything that we can do. The funny thing that I've found out by experience is that as I forget me, as the savior taught, I find me. When I want to be happy I need to stop worrying about my happiness and go and serve others. It's a bit of a paradox, but it works. I thank the Lord for everything that I have and the opportunity that I have to be a member of this church.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Brandon
We believe that all of us are imperfect people. All of us fall short of God's glory. We also know that we have trials in our lives, problems that are just too big for us. It is also a fact that one day all of us will die. God, being our loving Father, knew that we would need help, so He sent His Son, His perfect Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer for us. In a place called the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ suffered the price and pain that comes with all of our sins. He also suffered for all of our physical, and mental pain. He experienced all of our problems on a personal level. He suffered so much that he bled from every pore. He knows us, he understands us, and he loves us more than we could imagine. Because Christ suffered the price of our sins, we can be forgiven, if we change and repent. Because Christ suffered for our pains, whenever we feel hopeless, or weak, or lost, we can turn to Him and He will lift us up. After His suffering, Christ was taken by wicked men, and killed, on the cross. He died for all of us, for you. His body was placed in a tomb and after three days, He rose again. He came back to life, he was resurrected. He lives today. Because Christ rose from the dead we will too, all of us, good and evil. We will have perfect bodies, and will have no more sickness or pain. Even though all will be resurrected, only those that follow Jesus Christ will return to live with God. Everyone will have the opportunity to accept or reject Christ. This is the center of all we do. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Brandon
The purpose of the church welfare system is to help others help themselves. The church doesn't just do handouts, it help people to get on their feet and get working, if able. It has a lot to do with the saying, "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Show more Show less