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Hi I'm Jade

I grew up in Arizona. I love dogs and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love photography and art. I have 3 siblings, and one on the way! which is kind of crazy. I also have 4 dogs, who are the cutest dogs in the world! I went to college for a year studying physical therapy, but now I am out serving a mission and I really haven't thought about what I am going to do when I get home. I'll figure it out in the next 18 months!

Why I am a Mormon

I struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time, and it was very hard. I wanted so badly to be happy, but nothing that I did helped me. I just continued to feel more empty inside and lost as i searched for ungodly things to bring me happiness. I try my best to always have a positive attitude, even when i'm sad, but that wasn't enough, i still physicallty felt like there was something missing. I have always been a member of the LDS church, but I never really put in any extra effort than going to church, I was raised knowing it was true but I didn't know why I knew that. Even though I was struggling, I knew that I needed to serve a mission and go share the gospel with others. I started really sincerely praying, and really reading the scriptures, searching for answers. As I prayed, I felt so comforted and loved. When i read the scriptures, I felt closer to my Heavenly Father as well as my earthly family. I noticed not only a change in myself, but I could see the world in a whole different light. That void that I felt is now filled, and I feel complete. I have studied and prayed about the Book of Mormon, and about Joseph Smith being a prophet and I know without a doubt that he was. He restored the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ back on the earth today, and was given the power of the priesthood, or the authority to act in God's name. The holy spirit has testified to me that these things are true, and following this gospel has brought me more peace, happiness, joy, blessings, etc. than i ever could have dreamed of. I am eternally grateful for Jesus Christ and his sacrifice that makes it possible for us to return and live with God again, however we have to do our part and follow Christ and his commandments. How could it be so easy for us, if it was so awful for him? I know that this church is true, i have seen and felt the blessings in my own life and in the lives of others.

How I live my faith

I try my best to live my life like Jesus Christ. In church we have a lot of service opportunities, before I left on a mission I was a volunteer in the Temple as well as a teacher in the women's class. It was such a great opportunity to be able to serve those individuals every week, I really grew such a love for them.