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 Trey Coleman

I grew up in Kennewick, Washington. I love to serve others. I am passionate about history. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Trey and I love to read. It's something I can always spend time doing. And when I start a book, I don't put it down until I'm finished. But when I'm not indoors, I love to spend my time doing things with friends. Spending time with friends is always a joyful and fun activity because it's usually never the same adventures had more than once. But I can't spend all my time reading or doing things with friends because I am in college. And I am lucky enough to be studying History Teaching. I hope to one day become a Professor of History and educate the future generations. I love history and how relevant the situations that have occurred in the past apply to today's world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. I always have been. But that doesn't mean I haven't looked at other faiths and their beliefs. As I've looked at other faiths I've noticed something, they've all had truth in their beliefs. But what I also noticed is that they didn't have the fullness of truth. They didn't have answers to the fundamental questions I always wondered. But as I've lived the Mormon faith and studied it, I've discovered that it answers those fundamental questions of what is my purpose here on earth, why did God create us, what happens after I die, and why did Christ suffer for my own sins when He as a perfect man, didn't have to? But the amazing part is the Mormon, Faith answers all of those questions, and it does more. The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. And together with the Bible, it contains the fullness of the everlasting Gospel. It holds the teachings of Christ and it shows perfectly the love our Savior has for us. I've prayed about it so much. And I know God has answered my prayers about whether or not the Book of Mormon is true. I know the teachings and doctrine held in the Book of Mormon encourage me to be a better than I once was and strive to be like my Savior. In the New Testament, Christ tells everyone to be perfect even like God is perfect. And the teachings in the Book of Mormon show us the way towards perfection. I love my Savior, I love this church, and I love God. I believe with all my heart, might, mind, and soul that this is Christ's church restored on the Earth today and it is only by following His teachings which are given by the Mormon church that I can see God again one day and receive true and everlasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I love my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. And to show my love for Him and a love for my faith, I serve others. One of the biggest joys in my life comes from being able to put a smile on someone else's face because I was able to help them in some way, no matter how small. Service is an opportunity to follow Christ's example of helping others. And I find that even on the hardest days, when I may be grumpy or tired. As I perform service for others, my own problems or situations seem to melt away. And that is because service changes my mindset of being self-centered towards focusing on other's and their needs. And I love my church because it provides so many ways to serve others even on a daily basis.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Trey Coleman
No, not all Mormons are required to serve a mission, however it is important to note that all Mormon have been asked to serve others. A mission is 18 month to 2 year long commitment in which all you do is serve. It is one of the greatest acts of service someone can do because it spreads the gospel to others who do not have it so that they might discover the joy that living it's teachings brings. All young men who are found able, have been asked to serve a mission though. This has been official church standards. However because we have the gift of agency people can choose for themselves and some young men don't end up serving missions for one reason or another. But young men aren't the only ones able to serve mission. Young women and elderly couple have the opportunity to serve a mission should they choose to as well. Show more Show less