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 Brandon

I grew up in a small town. I'm called to serve in the Missouri Idependence Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been born and raised in the church. Living in a small town working on the farm during the summer and hunting in the fall and winter. I played soccer, pole vaulted in track and ran cross country during high school. Moved out for 6 months, got my CNA and explored more of a future career. I moved back home and prepared to serve a mission. I enjoy hunting and fishing, camping, hiking and anything outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been born a raised in the church so since a young child I have been taught the gospel and what it means. As a young man there were about one third of my school that was LDS which help my uphold my standard as a member of the church. A defining moment in my life where I feel that I really chose for myself to become converted the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was when I had moved out of the house and went to school and worked to save money. It was then that I realized it was up to me wether I got up on Sunday and went to church or if I would stay active in my ward. It was hard, I let myself fall away a little and become lazy with what I should be doing. I struggled being happy or having friends and spent most of my free time hiking. I learned the reason I was not happy was because I was not going to church or reading the scriptures and praying. I have a strong testimony that the Lord knows what is best for me. I know that the Lord has blessed me with inspired leaders and teacher to help guide and show me the thrushes on the gospel here on earth. I know my Heavenly Father loves me and I am so grateful of this beautiful earth to grown and learn for ourselves and make choices that can help us return to live with God again. I'm so grateful for the example of Jesus Christ and the atonement and the hope that if I miss up and sin that I can be forgiven and worthy of the blessing of God again. I am Mormon because I know this Church to be true.

How I live my faith

As a youth I lived my faith having the opportunity to serve in leadership pot idioms in young men's groups. When I was 18 and a senior in high school I was called to be in charge of organizing and putting on a Aaronic Priensthood Camp for the young men in my stake or area. It was a week long camp with about 230 young men. I worked with a committee of older men and another 18 year old to plan a camp that would strengthen and invite the Spirit into the lives of these young men. Resently I've had the opportunity to serve the young single adults in my area as a Stake YSA representative. In this calling I get to represent the young single adults in my area in larger area activities. I live my faith in my daily life by striving to be more Christ-like and share my joy I have found in the gospel.