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Real-Life Stories

Watch stories of people who have joined our community, and the difference it made in their lives.


Welcome to a community where we’re all trying to be a little bit better, a little bit kinder, a little more helpful—because that’s what Jesus taught.

Two men sit on a bench in a train station enjoying each others company

God can make you a better person – and you can make us a better church.

A family play together in a park

Tony & Marnie’s relationship hit rock bottom. They were unhappy, discouraged, and looking for a lifeline. And it came in a way that they least expected—with a knock on the door. 

Matt sits in his living room explaining the blessings of the Book of Mormon

As a divorce attorney who’s also divorced, Matt’s life wasn’t turning out the way he’d planned. But then he met someone who changed his perspective—and they started a marriage that can last forever.

Natalie and Ryan read the Book of Mormon at their kitchen table discussing its blessings

When Natalie and Ryan started looking for a church to call home, they never expected to find what they were looking for in a social post. They discovered a life full of faith and friendship.

This is Church

Often, “church” is what happens outside the four walls of our buildings. See how what we believe inspires everyday acts of service, kindness, and love.

A group of people do community service for people having suffered a natural disaster

Religion doesn’t happen just one day a week. Learn what church really means to us, every day. 

Two men discuss the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ

In the Bible, God promises to give “beauty for ashes.” For the Bruno family, beauty came in the form of bark chips, sod, and planted flowers. While caring for their daughter in the final days of her courageous battle with cancer, Rick and Heidi couldn't spare time to care for their yard.

Discover What’s Inside

Hear from real people who found the Book of Mormon and see the impact it’s had on their lives.

Shaquille discuss the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ

Shaquille is a world-class athlete whose life is changed for the better when a friend gives him a Book of Mormon.

Juliana standing in a forest explains how the Book of Mormon helps her

When her family faced a series of tough challenges, Juliana felt alone and adrift. But through the Book of Mormon, she found the strength to lead her family through difficult times.

Will explains how knowing the plan of God has blessed his life and brought him closer to Jesus Christ

It takes exercise and a lot of hard work to excel at rugby. But for Will, physical strength isn’t everything. The Book of Mormon teaches him how to turn his personal weaknesses into strength of character and shows him how to become the person he wants to be.

Steve and Whitney sit with their young child on the beach explain the blessings of the Book of Mormon

Steve and Whitney have a very important goal in mind: to raise a happy family in today’s world. Through the Book of Mormon, they find inspiration, encouragement, and guidance to establish and maintain a happy home.

Amelia a nurse explains how during hard times she finds comfort in the Book of Mormon

As a physical therapist, Amelia finds peace in lending a helping hand. The Book of Mormon teaches her that her service extends well beyond those in her care—it teaches her that every time she serves someone else, she shows her love for God.

Grant on a boat gazes out to see and explains how the Book of Mormon helps his life

Grant’s work as a marine biologist shows him a world of order and beauty beneath the ocean. The Book of Mormon helps him recognize the evidence of a loving God behind every natural wonder.

Jared works on restoring a vintage car while explaining how the Book of Mormon has brought him closer to Jesus Christ

Jared Dunkley’s search for happiness often left him unfulfilled. When he turned to the words of Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon, he said, “I noticed pretty quickly that I started to feel happy.” Today, the Book of Mormon provides peace and guidance to him and his family.