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Hi I'm Evan

I am 18 years old, and I am going on a LDS Mission to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am 18 years old. I am currently preparing to go on an LDS Mission to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I have been LDS my entire life and that has helped me more than anything. the blessings that the gospel brings to my life have been over whelming. I have a lot of friends who do not share my same beliefs. I am best friends, with baptists, Atheists, and many other non-religious people. I believe that even though we have different beliefs, we should still befriend and love one another. I strive to befriend and love everyone I meet. I think people are what makes life worth living.

Why I am a Mormon

The main reason I am Mormon is because I have seen the effects that following this gospel has brought to me. Throughout my life, I've had times where I have done pretty well following the gospel, and times I have not done very well. And without a doubt, the times that I do follow the gospel are far better in every way. Even if a bad situation is going on in my life that has nothing to do with the gospel, I find that if I turn to Christ things go better. Even if the situation remains, I just find comfort in dealing with it. My days seem to go better, I feel better, I don't feel as sad, or lonely. But when I don't come unto Christ, I often find myself feeling down really easily. I find myself becoming angry much easier. I find myself becoming sad much easier. Lonely. Bitter. Jealous. Depressed. Tired. Every thing just seems better when I come unto Christ than when I don't. Also, I realized recently, that even if I found out that this church wasn't true. That really wouldn't change my actions that much. I still would not drink or do drugs, because I have seen the negative effects they have. I have seen my friends become slaves to it. they can not seem to stop. I do not want that. I would still try my very best to love everyone and not to judge them because I believe that is the best way to treat people. I would still pay money to charity every month, and do service work for others, because it makes me feel good. I would still want to be married in a holy place, and have a family to love and watch out for as a father. I would still follow all of the principles of this church. Not because I would feel like I had too. but because these values and principals have helped me live a life I enjoy living.

How I live my faith

I try my very best to live my faith. I go to church as often as I can. I bless the sacrament every week. I also go out and provide the sacrament to widows in my ward who can not come to church and partake of it in person. I go out every month and help deliver fast offerings. Fast offerings are when we go and give envelopes to people in the ward, and they put money in it, that gets given to the poor through the church. I also go home teaching every month with my dad, meaning that each month, me and him go out and visit certain people we've been assigned. These people are typically elderly folks who are lonely and need company and often other help. I try my best to set a righteous example for my friends, but I also try my very best not to judge others who do things against our faith. I know that it is not my place to judge them, because I do not know their life, so my judgement would be unfair and unrighteous.