What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

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 Robyn

I'm a Mother, Wife, Teacher, and Fitness Lover. I live in the USA, but have traveled all over the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love people! I love to travel, to learn languages and of other cultures; I love to have dinner parties, to go out with friends and families; and I love to have fun talking, dancing, singing, playing games and eating delicious food. I have two children, a teenage girl and a boy who is 11. They are the light of my life. literally. I am enamored with both my children--we are close and we love being together. I am married to a hard-working man who also enjoys down time, coaching my kids' sports' teams and working with the youth of our church. We have lived in New England, Utah and now in Texas. We love the southern hospitality and the bright belief in God and strength of faith in His Son, Jesus, that is common here and talked about openly by people of all faiths. Besides doing all the millions of things moms do, I interpret (Spanish) for our school district, I substitute teach, I volunteer as my sons' Cubmaster, and I try to work out daily, to study the scriptures and words of the living prophets daily; and to dance or sing and let loose at home; I spend time blogging, making digital scrapbooks, reading, organizing stuff at home, volunteering in my kids' schools, and entertaining. Love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a Mormon mom who amist lots of strife, staying faithful to our church. The one constant I had growing up in a home with divorce and lots of moves from state to state, was our Mormon congregations and leaders who reached out and loved us and taught us. I felt the Holy Spirit manifest to me on several occasions as a youth, that the things I was learning were true; that my Heavenly Father did love me, as did His Son, Jesus Christ. As a college student, I had many experiences where my faith was strengthened greatly in my Mormon faith; my beliefs were cemented as I felt God's guidance and answers to prayers that petitioned His witness of the truthfulness of all I'd been taught all my life. I applied to be a full-time missionary at age 21 for my church and had simple, yet profound 'witnesses' that Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet in these latter days, and that he had been given the authority to restore Jesus' church to this earth. I know that Jesus Christ guides this church through continued revelation through a living prophet and twelve apostles. I cherish their words and am so grateful God has not left us alone in these tough times when the Adversary is so strong and his works so widely accepted.

How I live my faith

I try to remember who I am as God's child, and to teach my children that every day. Remembering that all of us are God's children helps me have patience and forgiveness. I live my religion by doing all I can to stay close to my Heavenly Father: prayer, scripture reading and pondering, kindness, focusing on serving others, and reaching out to lift and love others in my community and church family. I volunteer as a Cubmaster for our ward's Cub Scouts Program. I have previously been a youth (young womans') advisor, teachers and counselor, meeting weekly with the teenage girls, loving them and encouraging them, and going to summer camp with them. I have loved teaching the children and being a music chorister for our children's choir. I taught them some of our songs in Spanish and Japanese and an African dialect, called Va. The feeling of family and community in all our congregations is very strong as we are organized geographically, so everyone in the congregation lives in the same relative area; we are asked to visit one another, as 'sisters' and as families to check up on each other, to offer service and to be a friend. You are never alone in a Mormon congregation. The leaders know you, care about you and pray for you and your family; the youth are a big target of attention to help them navigate the tough roads in teenage life. We also direct gospel songs and study to even our youngest of children, with lessons each week and opportunities to learn about Jesus Christ and to strive to be like Him. The children sing reverent songs to praise Him and to learn to emulate His attributes. I love how we all accept "callings" for a time (one year to three or four) and no one is paid. We are all equal, even with our ecclesiastical leaders, sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow and support. The Church of Jesus Christ in these latter days is upon the earth and trying to help us be Saints and be like Him, lead by revelation from God, in many languages and via satellite--