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 Steve Lowe

I'm a Mormon living in Washington, and I am on disability with a case of bone cancer. The good news? I am writing full time.

About Me

I was pretty devastated in late 2015 when I was diagnosed with bone cancer. But thanks to my faith in Jesus Christ and the support of my lovely wife and the members of my local congregation, I feel richly blessed. I had always wanted to have the opportunity to write full time, and have been nursing along a couple of writing projects, including a novel and a short story collection, for the past few years. The real blessing? I now have the opportunity to write full time. Strangely, I am loving life even more now than I have in the past. There are road bumps, to be sure, including an impaired ability to walk. Other than that, I am feeling as happy and productive as at any time in my life. I just put my novel on Amazon, along with the collection of short stories. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon goes back to my childhood. From about age eleven on, I looked very diligently for what I considered God's church. I knew I'd know it when I found it. Consequently, I dragged my poor mother to every chapel, congregation, and temple in our little town and the surrounding area. After about five years of this--and at my mother's pleading--I had not found what I was looking for. So I gave up. One year later, I told a friend from school about my search. He was the only Mormon in our school, and was kind enough to invite me to dinner. Knowing the topic of discussion would be religion, he invited the local missionaries to join us. After dinner, the missionaries taught me about Joseph Smith and the restoration of the Lord's church. The Holy Ghost filled the room; I was literally overwhelmed by what I felt and heard. I felt so strongly, at last, that I had found that for which I had searched for such a long time. That was over forty years ago. My faith just keeps growing stronger every year. I am happy, peaceful, and content with my life, even in the face of this horrendous disease. I am so grateful to the Lord for everything, especially for my wonderful wife and family, to whom I have been sealed in a holy temple for all eternity. I testify that you, too, can have the same experience of finding out for yourself. If you will dive into investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, start reading the Book of Mormon, and ask the Lord sincerely if it is true, He will bless you to know the truth of these things through the power of the Holy Ghost. Go ahead. You have nothing to lose. Go to one of our chapels on Sunday, pick up a Book of Mormon, and ask to have the missionaries come visit you and share the Gospel with you. Your life will become all that it can be, and you will open the door to a happiness and peace that you cannot now imagine. And I testify to you of the truth of these things in the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Amen

How I live my faith

Now that I am past the most physically debilitating part of my illness, I teach a class one Sunday a month. In the past, I have been our bishop's executive secretary (making his appointments), Sunday school president, classroom instructor, and many other callings. I feel very privileged to be able to serve in some way. Our religion is very much about service to others. I also study scriptures every day, including the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants, which constitute the scriptures of our faith, along with the teachings of the living prophet and the Council of the Twelve Apostles.