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Hi I'm Mic

I'm a stay-home mom. I love all things artistic, art, music, poetry, theatre, music...but more than anything, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a single mom of 3 kids. They are now 17, 11, and 9. When they placed my first-born son in my arms the first thing I said was, "This is what I want to be when I grow up". I was 24. I had been inactive in the church for ten years prior to becoming pregnant with my first son. While I was pregnant I knew I wanted him to grow up learning the same morals and values I had in Primary since I was born into the church. I thought I could just send him but that thought lasted about 2 seconds before I realized I would have to lead by example. This meant that I needed to know if the church was really true or not. Growing up I had probably read the first few chapters of the Book of Mormon an hundred times but this time I decided to take Moroni's challenge and I set about reading the entire book all the way through. I got down on my knees at the rocking chair I had just received at my baby shower. I had no sooner gotten down on my knees and folded my arms and the tears began to flow. I was so overcome by the Spirit of the Lord that before I could even ask the question that had already formed in my heart, I knew it to be true. I knew it like I have never known anything before. I knew ALL of it was true. If the Book of Mormon was true, how could I deny any other part of the gospel? I knew Joseph Smith was a true prophet and everything he witnessed was real. I knew we had a living Prophet.There was no picking and choosing. If the Book of Mormon was true, then ALL the gospel is.

Why I am a Mormon

I have faced disciplinary council and I have had to go through hard periods of repentance. One might want to give up but my experience has been one of joy, growth and an increase in my testimony of the gospel, my Savior, Jesus Christ and most of all the Atonement. I was one that always thougth the Atonement worked for others, but not me. I was too far gone, not worthy and insignificant. If I could tell anyone anything I would tell them this, "You're Father in Heaven knows you personally and loves you immensely. He wants you to return home. There is nothing you have done that cannot without a broken heart and a contrite spirit and a willingness to do what is asked of you that cannot be forgiven and forgotten". I KNOW this to be true. I know happiness, true happiness cannot be found anywhere else. I've been on both sides and I will never be on the wrong side again. Someone said, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it". And you never have to do it alone. Just ask. Ask those around you, ask Heavenly Father. You will be amazed at the support you receive. Go to church. If no one talks to you, talk to them. We're all afraid to approach people we don't know. Remember, the gospel is perfect, people aren't. But everyone wants to help and be a friend, we just don't all know how. Sometimes we have to make the first move when we'd rather someone come to us. Let the Spirit guide you. If you don't know how, close your eyes, clear your mind and think of what you do know to be true about the gospel, even if it is only one tiny thing. This is a seed and it will grow. It will grow and the love you feel, the happiness you feel, you'll want to share it. Share it even if it is only one small thing because that small thing will plant itself in someone else and it will grow. I guess that's what I'm trying to do right now. I am far from perfect. Far from where I want to be. Lots to learn still but my feet are pointed in the right direction.

How I live my faith

Having discovered my testimony, I have never denied what I now know and believe and I do my best to live up to the covenants I have made. Two years after reading the Book of Mormon for the first time, I was able to go to the temple. I love the temple and now my biggest responsibility is teaching my children my love for the gospel, the scriptures, the Atonement and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I want them to feel the happiness I have found. Life hasn't been easy. I have continued to face many difficult trials, times when others might have given up but that wasn't a choice for me because I knew where I wanted to be. I knew where, in the end, I wanted to go and nothing was going to stop me. Sometimes all I can do is just make sure my feet are pointed in the right direction. Then take a step, and another. When I make a mistake I do my best to correct it as quickly as possible because I know I won't be happy any other way.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Mic
Having a living prophet on the Earth today is one of the reasons I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church. The church is set up by and through Jesus Christ now, as it was before when Christ was on the Earth in the days of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It is important to remember that he is not the head of the church, Christ is, but through our prophet, Christ is able to speak to us and lead us and guide us. Even I take it for granted just how lucky we are but I am so grateful for this fact. I have a strong testimony that these things are true and believe that if we follow the teachings of the prophet and apostles we cannot go wrong. Show more Show less