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 Denise Longhurst

I am a wife and grandmother. My husband and I are called to serve in the Houston East Mission with a CES emphasis. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I create things: quilts, photos, cookies, journal entries, dresses, parties, friendships, memories . . . I love spending time with my children and grandchildren. I collect fabric, recipes, and family histories. I love books, libraries, and google searches - basically, I like to learn. I enjoy traveling to new places, meeting new people, and hearing their stories.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is true! I have read the Book of Mormon multiple times and know that it was written for our time, translated by Joseph Smith, and contains the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus was born in a stable, lived a perfect life, performed the miraculous atonement for each of us, died on the cross at Calvary, and was resurrected just like the prophets throughout time have stated. He lives today, and directs His Church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - through modern day Prophets and Apostles.

How I live my faith

I love the scriptures and the talks from the Prophets and Apostles at General Conference twice a year. I love playing the piano for the primary children's singing time. I enjoy searching for family names and doing their ordinances at the Temple. I love being part of a ward family that is service oriented. Probably my favorite meeting in the church is the Saturday night meeting of Stake Conference where I always feel the Spirit and the warmth of being with true "Latter Day Saints."