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 Austen

I'm the second of six girls. I'm the house peace-maker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 and preparing to serve a full-time mission in California! I have five sisters and although it gets kind of crazy at home, I wouldn't have it any other way. I grew up loving to read and really enjoying science and history. l am currently a public health major and will hopefully go to medical school. I have always wanted to be a doctor and that is what I'm preparing for, but who knows what will happen!! I love my parents and I am so grateful for them. I love my Father in Heaven and my Savior, and I know that they love me as well.

Why I am a Mormon

The joy and peace that the gospel has brought to my life is unparalleled. The gospel and the scriptures have answered so many of my questions and reassured me so many times, that it all just makes sense to me. I know that God loves me, and I feel that every time that I pray, every time that I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and every time that I attend church.

How I live my faith

I have had so many wonderful examples in my life, so I just try to emulate the people who have set them. The thing I love most about the gospel is the love-- the love that i feel from my Father in Heaven and my Savior, the love I feel from my leaders, and the love I feel from ward members. So, I try to emulate that same love to all those I meet. I am currently between callings right now, but I have served in various callings before and have enjoyed each of my callings so much!

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Our Father in Heaven is loving. He wants us to know Him and love Him just as He knows and loves us! Just like with our parents here on earth, to know our Heavenly Father all we need to do is talk to Him: to pray. I promise that when you pray to the Father that you will not only come to know who He is, but that He loves you infinitely and perfectly! We can also read the scriptures. The scriptures are the word of God. They speak of Him and the Savior. They are how we can learn of God through the experiences of other people. Keeping the commandments not only keeps us safe and healthy, but they can help us learn about our Father in Heaven. He has given us these "guidelines" to help us, to show us the way, and to make us happy. The commandments are a way for us to grow stringer and to grow closer to Him. Show more Show less