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 Shannon Lorton

I was born in the beautiful state of Utah, but I grew up in Virginia. I am a dancer, scientist, missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving an 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am serving in beautiful, sunny Anaheim California! I will be serving from September '15- April '17 I have always had a passion for genetics and how the body is formed. I plan to pursue a career in this field. I love spending my time on the dance floor with my friends. Ballroom is my life! I always feel the most joy when I am spending time with my little brothers doing whatever! (Mostly watching movies). After my mission I plan on receiving my associates in business law at Snow College and pursue a biochemical degree at The University of Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Mormon faith, so I always grew up believing that this church was true but never really knowing. It wasn't until I was 16 when my dad passed away that I decided I needed to know. I did everything I could to find my answer and it wasn't coming. I decided that God didn't care. Boy, was I wrong One day while I was reading in the Book of Mormon, still hoping to find my answer, I came across a verse in Ether chapter 12 verse 27 that basically says that God gives us challenges so we can learn. After I read that I just felt a huge hug from my dad. I knew that this was the answer I was looking for, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's Church put on the earth today. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith truly did translate it! I love this gospel!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by just being happy. Whenever someone in my nieghborhood needs a little help I am there to help out. To me, my religion isn't something that is a one and done deal I am constantly trying to grow in my understanding of why God put me here on this Earth.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Shannon Lorton
The Book of Mormon is a record of Jesus Christ's time in the Americas. It follows a family out of Jerusalem about the time of the prophet Jerermiah. The Book of Mormon talks about this families conversion to this gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon fills in the holes that are in the bible Show more Show less