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 Isabella

I am a navy brat. I am an author. I am a future missionary. I am an optimist. I believe in second chances. I am a Mormon.

About Me

HI! My name is Isabella. I am an author, I have written 5 novels however I don't let people read them. I love fairy tales and stories of knights and princesses and evil queens and true love. I am currently serving a full time mission in Texas Houston and when I get home I will be going to school to get my Bachelors in Science and Nursing. I believe that motherhood is the most fulfilling things a women can do and someday want to be a mom. When I was 16 years old I was diagnosed with depression after my younger sister was in a really bad kitchen fire. I slowly learned that strength comes from facing our fears and turning over our worries to our Savior. I've also learned that there is nothing wrong with asking for help and you should never let anyone make you feel bad because you struggle different then they do. I am strong and beautiful because I trust my Savior and my Heavenly Father and because I am have my eyes on my own castle, the temple of my King.

Why I am a Mormon

Shortly after I was born my mom joined this church and my dad stared coming back to church. So you could say I was born in it. I was baptized at 8 years old but I believe that my conversion didn't really happen until I was 12. When I was 12 my dad went on his second deployment with the navy and the family went through some rough times. However there were some sister missionaries in our ward who would come over to our house every Friday night to talk with us and teach and eat dinner. It was a wonderful time because these girls were 21 to 25 and they listened to the complaints and problems of a little 12 year old girl, they made me feel like I mattered. Then one night we were all talking and I was telling all about what I wanted to do when I grew up and then one of the sisters just turned to me and said, "You know you could serve a mission." I'd never really thought about it, and it kinda took me back, I could serve a mission. That night I decided that I would live my life exactly the way I had to so that I could and would someday serve a mission. Over the years I struggled because lets be honest puberty is hard but now as close as I am to realizing the dream of that little 12 years old girl I know that it was all worth it. I know that my Savior loves me I know that his priesthood has been restored. I know that we have living prophets on the earth today and that his church has been restored. I know that Joseph Smith truly did see God the Father and His Son. I know that through the power of the priesthood, Joseph translated the Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ, I know this because I have read that book and I have asked my Heavenly Father and he has told me. I know that second chances are real and that miracles happen all around us we just have a faith enough to see them. I do not fear because I am know who I am and to whom I belong.

How I live my faith

In the LDS church I have had the opportunity as a young women to work through a program called personal progress,this program involves 8 values and learning more about each value through scripture study, practice, and projects, when I completed this program I received a young women's medallion which is a golden necklace with a picture of the temple on it. After I completed this program when I was 16 I was able to be in charge of the other young women 16 to 18. I held this leadership calling for 2 years and was able to plan activities, dances, and week long youth trips. Now I am out of the young women's program and work as a ward missionary meaning that in the area where I live I work with the full time missionaries to spread the gospel and teach people about Jesus Christ and his selfless love. I am also preparing to serve my own full-time mission and leave on November 4th.