What Is a Church Community?

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 Cami

I'm a mother, a music teacher, and a breast cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've spent most of my life living in sunny California. I'm the mother of 3 beautiful daughters and a wife to an awesome husband. As a family we love singing any chance we can -- around the dinner table, at church, in the community, on stage, and even while ringing a Salvation Army bell at Christmastime. Music brings harmony to our lives. I also work as a music teacher at a school here in town. I love interacting with children and teenagers as we sing and dance together. I enjoy being able to help kids develop a love for music in their own lives. I love anything with bright colors or paisleys! I love throwing parties and inviting people into my home to play games and have fun. I love chocolate and Nutella. A year ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My family and friends helped me through that experience, and I'm happy to say that I'm now cancer free. I'm a survivor. I thank my Heavenly Father for giving me the strength to make it through such a challenging experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family. My ancestors were among the Mormon pioneers who came west to Utah in covered wagons. The Mormon way of life has been the only way of life I've ever known, but in my early 20's I realized I needed to find out for myself if I really believed what the church taught. I spent many hours reading the Book of Mormon and praying to my Heavenly Father to ask Him to help me know if this is true. I also spent 18 months working as a missionary for my church in Germany. As I spent that time in Germany and taught the Germans about the gospel of Jesus Christ, I felt in my heart that the gospel is true. I knew that my Heavenly Father loved me, and that this truly is the Church of Jesus Christ. Since then, as I've experienced challenging times in my life, I've always known that the gospel of Jesus Christ would bring me happiness. On my saddest days, I know I can pray to my Heavenly Father and ask Him for peace. I receive my strength through my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love to teach. I currently teach the other ladies in my congregation one Sunday every month. I enjoy studying about my own religion and then directing discussions with others during my lessons to help build each other up and help strengthen our own religious beliefs. I also enjoy interacting with the teenagers in my congregation. I worked for many years as the director of a church camp in the Sierra Mountains for teenage girls. We would spend a week together hiking, rappelling, boating, crafting, but more importantly we would get to know each other better, strengthen our relationships with each other, and build a better relationship with our Heavenly Father as we enjoyed the beautiful area we were in and appreciated God's beautiful world. I try to live the gospel every day as I interact with my family and friends. I try to show love to everyone, as Jesus would want me to. I pray for an opportunity every day to be able to help someone and then look for a way to accomplish that goal. Sometimes it's taking a dinner to someone who is sick, but other days it could be as simple as helping an elderly woman reach for something high on a shelf at the grocery store. I try to follow Jesus' example and serve as he did when he was on the earth.