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 Alondra

I was born in Mexico and moved to the U.S. at the age of 9. I am fluent in Spanish and English. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a quiet and shy girl through out middle school and half of high school. I joined the Color Guard and did Marching Band and Winter Guard. I spun flags, rifles, and sabers. I danced and it was amazing.It was a great experience. I learned and made many friends and it helped me come out of my shell. I like movies and reading sci-fi books. I was raised with two brothers but I'm still girly.

Why I am a Mormon

I met the elders the second I moved to the U.S and a year later my mom and I got baptized at the age of 11. We were not very active the first few years. Our traditions and way of life was different and we could not adjust. When I was fourteen, we moved closer to the church building and I knew. Church was so close but I didn't feel like putting an effort to going. My parents worked sundays so they couldn't take me, that was my excuse. For a few weeks there was something bugging me, telling me to not forget about God, to not forget that church is important, and to not forget that Christ that for me and I can be doing better. I didn't know how to tell my mom that I wanted to go to church I worked up the courage and told her that I wanted to go to church and she was stunned. She said ok we'll go to church but sunday morning she decided that she needed to go work and help my dad because we needed the money. That same thing happened three week in a row. One Friday I said are you sure we're going if not let me know now and I will find some sister to take me. Sunday came and she said she couldn't go so I went by myself. It felt strange going by myself because going to church is a family thing to do in my culture. I wanted to cry because I felt so lonely. Every member was nice to me and welcoming that that loneliness went away. I listened and I prayed and I knew that going to church was the right thing to do. That courage that I had to stand up to my parents to say I'm going to church with you or without you and one month of me going by myself to church gave my mom the strength and faith to not go to work and go with me to church. I know this church is true. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. I know that God loves us and he wants the best for us. I know that if we give it our best He will take care of the rest.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church and participating and all the activities. I like to feel people welcome even though I'm not much of talker a simple and warm smile works. I make sure that all the youth and members of the church feel included and that they are loved by others and by our Savior Jesus Christ.