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 Payton Thomas Wallin

I grew up in Wylie, Texas. I'm the first missionary from my family... And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived in Eagle Mountain, Utah until I was eight years old then my family moved to Wylie, Texas. Throughout high school, I played football, basketball, and ran cross country. I am very passionate about music. I play the guitar and love it. I also really enjoy being outdoors and doing activities such as mountain biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, etc. I have just received a mission call. I will be going to the Arizona Scottsdale mission. I am to report to the MTC September 16, 2015. After my mission, I plan to go to BYU Provo and obtain a degree in finance or something closely related.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents raised me to follow the teachings of the Church and through their example, I have received a testimony of my own. I am aware that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and that the center of his plan is Jesus Christ. I know Jesus Christ was sacrificed for our salvation and ability to return to live with God. I know that God and Jesus Christ love each and every one of us and they want the best for us. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and did translate the Book of Mormon so that we could have the full, true gospel in our last dispensation. I have prayed genuinely to know these things are true and have received conformation through the Holy Spirit.

How I live my faith

I just received my mission call. I am going to the Arizona Scottsdale mission where I will be teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to bring others unto Christ and introduce the Book of Mormon to those who are unfamiliar with the other testament of Jesus Christ.