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 Josh Stanfield

I'm a skateboarder, guitar player, reader, world traveler, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, I was the middle child in a large family. I am currently a student and working as a dental assistant. I am working towards becoming a Pediatric Dentist. I personally love playing guitar, hiking, watching movies, skateboarding, exercising, swimming, and reading. My wife and I enjoy traveling all around the world. Our most recent trip was Europe. We hope to next visit Asia and many other beautiful places!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love having a clear understanding of my purpose in this life. I know why I am here and I know where I am going. Most importantly I know how to get there thanks to Jesus Christ's words in The Book of Mormon. I know that my recently married wife and I will be together forever because of the sealing power God has restored through Joseph Smith. I am a Mormon because in a hard world with so much difficulty, it gives me hope that I will one day rest with my wife with God.

How I live my faith

In a society where morals change and standards adjust constantly, I try to be an example of something that doesn't change with society. That is my faith. Faith in my life is not just believing in God, but living my life as a believer in God. I live my faith by living by the standards that protect me. I simply want to be a good man that people can turn to and see light when their hope is dimming.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Josh Stanfield
In the world today, we use maps for all of our traveling. In the car, we use them to arrive at our destination many miles away. In a plane, we fly around the world to various destinations by following maps. In a spiritual sense, the Apostles guide us on this map. When we take a wrong turn, they lead us back to the appropriate destination. In the New Testament time, the Apostles guided the people the best they could; writing letters and exhortations to do better when the people were sinning (as Paul wrote in the Book of Acts). Today we live in a different world with new problems and unclear roads. If in the New Testament days they had guides to help them find their way on the map, what about us? Are we a lost and forgotten people in God's eyes? No. We are just as important to God as His children were in Paul's time. That is why, beginning with Joseph Smith in 1820, Apostles were called to lead us through this life's map and help us return to our desired destination with God and our families to live forever with them. But just as is true with any map, we must follow the correct course to find our way back. We can't do it on our own. We need the Apostles to help us get home. Show more Show less