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 Charlotte

I grew up in Kentucky. I am a daughter. I am a sister. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Goshen, Kentucky and am currently on a mission for the church in Lisbon, Portugal. I have a degree in Biology from the University of Louisville. I love exercising and hope one day to run a full marathon. I love to read and write. I love my family. I love my friends. I love this church.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother raised me in the gospel, even though my father is not a member. I was baptized at age 8 and was thrilled to be able to claim membership in this church! My mother was always my greatest example of obedience and I relied on her heavily to build my own testimony. When it came time for college, without lacking my own personal conversion, I fell away from the church without even reading the Book of Mormon. Three years passed before I realized that my life truly was not complete. I wondered why I was trying so hard to fill my life with things that wouldn't ultimately make me happy. I started reading the Book of Mormon. I started praying. Slowly I began to attend church, institute, and other activities. I began to realize what had been missing in my life all along. It has not been an easy road coming back to church but it has been worth it. Feeling the peace and the love that I do now from the Savior, and understanding the contrast from the time that I was inactive has increased my desire to serve a mission. I know that there are people out there seeking the truth and struggling to find happiness, and I know that this gospel is true and that it brings immeasurable happiness. I cannot wait to help others find and accept their Savior, and the fullness of his restored church on the Earth today. I testify that this church is true with all of my heart. Joseph Smith was an inspired prophet, called of God, to fulfill the restoration of His true church to the earth today. I know that we are loved, so so much, by our Heavenly Father and by our Savior Jesus Christ. It is only through Him, that I am able to overcome my past, find peace in the present and in the future, and make it back to the fullness of joy that will be found as we are in His presence. I cannot wait to share my testimony with those in Lisbon, Portugal, and help them to draw nearer to their Savior.

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve as a full time missionary in the Portugal Lisbon mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! As excited as I am to serve the Lord and the people of Portugal, I am humbled more and more everyday by my call. I know that as I serve the Lord with all of my might, mind, heart, and strength for the next 18 months, that He will provide for me!