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 Maddison Sanders

I grew up in Cache Valley, Utah. I am preparing to serve a full time mission in Des Moines, Iowa. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young adult. I am a photographer. I will be serving in the Iowa Des Moines mission very soon. I will be teaching in the English language. I'm excited to serve the people in Iowa.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace I find in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I feel God's love for me daily. I am a Mormon because I know that I can find joy as I live by and listen to the teaches of prophets, modern and old.

How I live my faith

I share my faith by teaching the seven year olds in my ward on Sunday. It's so great to watch them prepare for baptism and exercise their faith. I share my faith by being an example to all those around me. I'm not perfect, but I try my best.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Maddison Sanders
The atonement of Jesus Christ is one of the ways we feel God's love. It is a vehicle for change inside of us. It provides a way for us to change our thoughts, actions, and feelings. Jesus Christ suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and died for us on the cross so that we can return home to the presence of our Father. Because of the atonement, we never need to feel alone. There is always One who understands our circumstances. It was necessary for Christ to suffer for us, because "no unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God." It is a well known fact that human beings are far from perfect. We all make mistakes. We are all unclean. In short, Jesus Christ paid a debt he did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay. Show more Show less