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 John Paul

I grew up in the Philippines. Moved here in U.S when i was 12 years old and I'm proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

I love doing sports, my main favorites are playing basketball and football. In 48 days to be exact, i will be serving the lord and will be heading out to MTC in Utah. After, i will be serving my mission in Maryland, Baltimore. When i finish serving the lord faithfully and diligently, my plan is to go back to college.

Why I am a Mormon

I was only a few years old when my parents divorce. I was baptize in the Catholic church, i never really had the agency to choose if it was the right choice since i was an infant at the time. Years later, my mom petitioned me to come to the U.S. The first few months i was here, i hated it, things got worse when i heard that my father passed away. I started to lose faith, then one day when i was home alone, i heard someone knocking at the door, two guys dress in white and a tie, who are called the ''Missionaries''. Somehow i felt the spirit to let them in, after a few weeks of lessons, i decided to be baptize. From that point, my life had turned a complete 360 degrees. I met the nicest/kindest people i have ever met in my life. Few years later, i had the chance to convert and baptize my mom and sister. No doubt in my mind that this is the true church of Christ. Because of the two missionaries who came to my house, not knowing that they have change my life forever. I also decided to go on my mission and serve our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I like to give service to others in need of help, especially the elderly since its hard for them to get around at times. I'm very active to the church, i live my faith in following our heavenly fathers commandments. No ones perfect, many times I fall short and make mistakes. I learn from my mistakes and strive to become a better person.

In whom should we have faith?

John Paul
Faith in our Heavenly Father is more than a theoretical belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on your belief in Him. It is a principle of action and power. Show more Show less