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 Heidi

I am a Missionary. I am from Utah. I'm an Advertising major. I am a flutist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a person who loves to be doing something--it's so hard to sit back and relax! I love playing my flute and seeing the world. I've been blessed to see more than half of the United States and a handful of other countries. I hope that I will have opportunities to see more of the world throughout my life. The more of the world I see, the smaller and more personal I realize it is. Some of my favorite hobbies include playing tennis, ballroom dancing, watching movies on Netflix and baking (particularly desserts!). I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Texas Fort Worth Mission. The decision to serve a mission was the best decision I ever made. The second best decision was to attend BYU where I study Advertising. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I love all scriptures, but one of my all time favorites is Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ..." This scripture guides how I choose to live my life. I was raised in the Church and always believed what I had been taught. However, eventually I decided I should make sure the things I believed were true. I read The Book of Mormon cover to cover and then prayed asking if the things I had read and the things I had been taught were true. Even though I still believed what I had been taught, I don't think I received my answer that night. It came months later when I was reading an article in one of the Church magazines. The article caused me to examine my life until that point. I thought of the challenges I had faced, but also the blessings I received and the things I had learned. It's difficult to explain everything that went through me in that moment, but I suddenly realized that I no longer just believed -- I knew. From that moment on, I have lived my life according to that scripture. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. I am so proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! I am not perfect by any means, but each day I try to live like Jesus Christ. Often I mess up, but I get back on my feet and try to be better. I will always stand up for the Gospel; it makes me so happy! I know that my Savior died for the sins of the world and because of that, I know I can return home to my Father in Heaven. I also know that I can be with my family forever through the wonderful Plan of Happiness! I love being a Mormon! I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ said: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:37-39) That is how I try to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I try to make sure that all my thoughts and actions are in line with someone who loves their Heavenly Father with every fiber of their being. I also try to emulate the Savior and love all people too. I've come to see that's truly what the Gospel is--love. If we are truly living the Gospel as set forth by Christ Himself, we love people. I've found one of the best ways to love is to serve--to give of myself to help others in any way I can. I also love having a personal relationship with my Father in Heaven through prayer! It's amazing to be able to talk with Him about my life and also ask for His guidance. I'm so grateful for the scriptures which help me every time I read them. But I am even more grateful for the words of a living Prophet who leads, guides and directs me so I can one day return to my Heavenly Father again. :)

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

We are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In short, we follow Christ. Christ was always helping others, no matter who it was, and since we follow Christ, we do the same. The Church has farms, canneries, career services and so much more to help care for those in need. Those who are beneficiaries from this system are encouraged to help give back when they are able so that more lives can continue to be blessed. Show more Show less