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 Jeanette

I grew up in Utah and will be serving a mission in Daejeon South Korea in January 2015! I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Jeanette! I'm from a small town in Utah and am currently studying pre-med at a local university. I love music, playing the violin, the piano, the organ and the guitar, eating, riding bicycles, cats, and spending time in California with my family. I have also really loved Asian cultures my entire life and I'm so grateful to my God in allowing me to to serve an LDS mission in Daejeon South Korea!

Why I am a Mormon

I can honestly say that the gospel teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are the only things in this life that consistently bring me joy each day. In times of darkness and sorrow, Christ's church brings light and hope. The peace that being a disciple of Christ brings is indescribable; it lightens the weight of the world and lifts you into the warmth and love that can only be created by our Savior and the Holy Spirit. I have never seen God, but I know with a firm surety that He is real. He has revealed Himself to me by small and simple means, but because of those experiences I could never deny Him. I am a Mormon because both my God and my Savior, Jesus Christ, have confirmed to me that this is the same church that as when Christ was on the earth. It has been restored. I love my Savior and my God above my own life. God's plan for me is far above my own plan for myself; therefore, I strive to know what He would have me do, rather than focus on what I would have myself do. He can make much more out of my life than I can. My only desire is to return to Him and be with Him for time and all eternity. I know that continually learning and living by the gospel standards taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the best way for me to come to know Christ on this earth. This is His church. If it was not His church, I would not have felt such a strong prompting to leave my plans for the future behind me for 18 months to proselyte in a foreign country. This gospel is truly the only thing that can provide me pure joy no matter what the circumstances are. It has never failed me and never will.

How I live my faith

Ever since I was twelve-years-old I've had service and leadership opportunities both large and small, especially within my church. I strive to follow all of God's commandments and seek out opportunities to serve others. "Because I have been given much I too must give" is a motto that I hold dear. It is one of the many reasons I have decided to serve a mission. I'm currently serving an 18 month mission in the Korean Daejeon Mission and am loving each and every minute of it. Each day I strive to be an example of Christ in thought, word, and deed. That is how I live my faith.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Jeanette
Before this life we were in a pre-mortal life with God, Jesus Christ, Lucifer (Satan), and all of God's children. God was a perfect being with an immortal body of flesh and bones. All of us at this time desired to be like our Father in Heaven, and He loved us and wanted us to enjoy the same blessings that He did. Lucifer had desires to ascend above the powers of God; therefore, he devised a plan where all of God's children would lose the gift of agency that God had given them, and they would be forced to act righteously. This way no soul would be lost and all would be exalted and become like God. However, Lucifer wanted all the glory that God had to go to him, and more. His plan was a selfish and slothful way for God's children to learn and become like God that required hardly any effort of their own free will. Jesus Christ created a plan that allowed men to receive a physical body who's loyalty to God would be tested by their agency. He would serve as an Exemplar, a Teacher, and our Savior, but all of the glory would go to God. Christ's plan was accepted and a war raged in Heaven. Satan and His followers were deprived of the privilege of obtaining a mortal body and possibly becoming like God. We accepted Christ's plan and that's why we're here. The purpose of our time here on earth is to learn of God, experience trials and heartaches that would force us to rely upon God and our Savior, and willingly choose to follow God every second of our lives so that we may be like Him. Show more Show less