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 Lauren C.

I'm a college student. I'm a runner. I'm an ice cream enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be outside. I hike and run and play soccer. I love to go to the beach and be in the sun, but I can also be found on the ski hill. There's just something about feeling sun and wind and fresh air that makes me happy. When I'm not outside, I can be found at my university's library, working out calculus problems and studying for exams. My brain thinks analytically. Sometimes, I count how many steps it takes to get places and divide by the time it took to get there. Numbers come easily and help me figure out the world around me. I believe that everyone deserves an education, no matter gender, race, or social status. I love to hear of equal rights becoming more common around the world and I am so grateful to have been raised in a society where it is possible for me to have an education, a career, and a family, but it is all my choice. I do not believe women have to be like men to be equal. To me, there is no shame in being feminine or in being a mother or homemaker. I believe that I can do both and have a career and more importantly, a family. I grew up in a small farm town where I was related to about half the population, but I love to travel and I've spent time in Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Africa. My dreams include traveling to every continent (except Antarctica because I'm not that into ice), graduating with a mathematics degree, and one day having a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it is true. I have read the Book of Mormon. I have studied the doctrine. It is truth. Not only do I know that it is true analytically, but I feel in my heart that it is right. I have seen miracles, a few dramatic, but mostly small everyday occurrences where I feel that Heavenly Father is watching out for me and loves me. There is peace in living the commandments. I'm far from perfect. I make mistakes every single day. Without fail. I've never had a perfect day. But being Mormon, being part of this faith, means that I can use Jesus Christ's Atonement and to heal the past and make the future better. He is my best friend and I love him. I am a Mormon because it makes my life better, and it makes me better.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to do what is morally right. I live my faith by refusing to cheat on exams, by being honest, and by working hard in my studies. I live my faith by being honest with my friends, family, and employer. I live my faith by standing up for myself and for others. I will not allow those around me be mistreated. I hope to be a friend to all. There is too much darkness, crudeness, and vulgarity in the world. My goal is to add light and hope and truth, and because I believe in Jesus Christ, I live my faith by being a Christian.