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 Kiri

I'm an accountant. I play the violin and piano. I love the stars. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music! I played violin in my college's symphony. I also graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting. I am the stay-at-home mother of 4 awesome kids, and have recently started to do some accounting from home. I love teaching my kids new things and planning fun field trips for us to take together. My hobbies are stargazing, baking, and reading. I am currently learning Spanish and teaching myself how to sew!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church all of my life. I was born in Utah, but attended high school and college in other states where the Church was not as prevalent. My experiences in high school solidified my belief in the Church's teachings. While in high school, I made a personal commitment to study the scriptures daily. I also prayed about the things I was taught at church to know if they were true. On more than one occasion, I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that they were. As a result, when I graduated and left home, I had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have experienced (as we all have), difficult things in my life, and I have turned to the scriptures and the teachings of our modern-day leaders to help me. I was, and am, so thankful for the the Church of Jesus Christ and its teachings. I cannot deny the answers I have received in my personal life from the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and I know they are the word of God. I have made prayerful decisions in hard situations with the help of the Holy Ghost. I am happy when I live the way I believe Jesus Christ would have me live. Four days after the birth of my daughter, my grandmother passed away. This was a spiritual time for me, partly because it was a difficult time. I turned to my Savior for peace and comfort, and was reminded that because of Him, I can see my grandmother again. My daughter can have a chance to know my grandmother after this life, because our family can be together forever. This spiritual reassurance brought me so much peace. Most of all, I have a testimony of my Savior, that He know me individually and that He loves me. I am so thankful for His atonement. I am not perfect! I am thankful that because of Him, I can change and become better. I am thankful that I can have my family forever because of the blessings of the temple. I love my Savior.

How I live my faith

I recently returned from Girls' Camp, which I was able to direct this summer. We had 24 girls ranging from age 12-18 attend, and we had a great time! Our theme was "Walk in the Light" (taken from Isaiah 2:5). We learned from Heavenly Father's creations about how much He loves each of us. My favorite part of camp was our sunrise hike, where we went to the top of a ridge overlooking a lake and watched the sun rise, silently and individually studying our scriptures. I also arrange for help for those in our neighborhood when circumstances dictate. For example, last week someone in our congregation had a baby. I arranged for dinners to be brought to the family while the mom and new baby adjusted to being home. I lead my family in weekly religious instruction at home each Monday night, and also in family scripture study each evening. Since my kids are young, we usually read 2 or 3 verses and discuss what they can mean to us. My oldest daughter is preparing for baptism, and I created a baptism advent calendar with different activities focusing on baptism and the promises she will make that day.

What is faith?

Faith is having trust in Heavenly Father. We trust that He has a plan for each of us, and that He loves us. Because of our faith in Him and in His Son, Jesus Christ, we act in accordance with His teachings. True faith requires belief and action. Through the Holy Ghost, we can obtain personal confirmation that our beliefs and actions are correct. Show more Show less