Members of the Savior’s restored Church on the earth, nicknamed “Mormons” exist all over the world, and engage in diverse occupations, carry on entrepreneurial and educational pursuits of every kind, grow families, and contribute in communities in endless ways. They strive to be disciples of Jesus Christ are not a cult nor a mysterious sect. In the words of living, Christ-appointed, apostle in our own day, Elder Ballard:

Mormon Family posing in front of painting of Jesus Christ.A Latter-day Saint is quite an ordinary individual. We are now everywhere in the world, 14 million of us. This is only the beginning. We are taught to be in he world but not of the world (John 17:14-19). Therefore, we lie ordinary lives in ordinary families mixed in with the general population.

We are taught not to lie or steal or cheat (Exodus 20:15-16). We do not use profanity. We are positive and happy and not afraid of life.

We are willing to mourn with those that mourn…and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places (Mosiah 18:9, The Book of Mormon).

If someone is looking for a church that requires very little, this is not the one. It is not easy to be a Latter-day Saint, but in the long run it is the only true course.

Regardless of opposition, or “wars, rumors of wars, and earthquakes in divers places (Mormon 8:30), no power or influence can stop this work. Every one of us can be guided by the spirit of revelation and the gift of the Holy Ghost. ‘

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth’ (Doctrine and Covenants 1:30).

We invite you to learn more “about Mormons”–a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ask your questions here or submit them by email to email at, referencing this site, AboutMormons dot org.

About Karen
Living out a great season of my life, thanks to Jesus Christ, and two wonderful daughters, a great life's work. Loving this opportunity to share faith online... I'm a single Mom, convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, second-gen Italian, from the East coast originally. Love the fine arts, dance, frozen yogurt, temples, scriptures, writing, jazz, helping others reach their potential, king salmon, ....and not in that order. God is good. I feel it deeply when people have a misconception of Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ, His Son, that lessens or cheapens Them and blinds one's ability to feel His presence or to trust in an ultimately good eternal end to life's circumstances.

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