I am a Sunday School teacher for my Ward (name for a Mormon congregation). Today a gave a lesson on the doctrine of Christ. I basically had the class teach me and my co-teacher as if we were not members of the Church. One thing we discussed is why are we here? Why would God send us to a place where we can get hurt? Why does He give us rules and punishments? The answer is that we were sent here to learn. If we don’t learn we can’t progress. Like parents on earth (God is our literal spiritual Father), He has rules to keep us safe. He wants us to learn, so He gives us a choice to follow those rules or not. All our choices have consequences. Whether it be punishment or reward. Continue reading
I was reading The Book of Mormon, and I read some verses that describe what world is like today, though it was describing how it was back then.
My Institute is going to have a choir which will sing at General Conference. I tried out for it. Wednesday night, I had a dream about if I made it or not. In the dream, I didn’t. However, it prompted me to do something in real life. They had a list posted, but I didn’t know where it was, so on Thursday, I finally asked if I made it, and I did. If I hadn’t asked that day, I wouldn’t of been able to participate. I know that God watches after us. He even gives us personal revelation, that can help us, even if it is not super important to my salvation, like singing in General Conference. I am glad I listened to my dream, or what happened in my dream would of came true in real life.
I was thinking this week, that when I am on my mission I can feel the Spirit more when I do things where I have to actually look at the records of those who died.. Even if I read their name, I can feel that they are actually there. I know that what is written in Malachi 4:6 is true: “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”
I have been having many conversations online about the Gospel. Most of them are about same-sex marriage. I find that if I thank them for the conversation after and let them know I too, respect their beliefs, that they will not be offended, and will be more open-minded when they see others share the Gospel. I think those that are willing to talk to me, especially those who are willing to listen to me, and not call me ‘bigot”, for that is not a valid argument for that word is only used as opion not as fact. However I am not offended and still thank those who read my comments even if they were trying to insult me, and rethink my views. I hope that I can continue sharing the Gospel and I feel the spirit as I do it. Continue reading
I hope you guys had a good week. Yesterday and today was Stake Conference. It was awesome! It was mostly about Missionary Work, and I could feel the Spirit all the way through. I really need to start reading The Book of Mormon with my friend Colton, who lives in my stake, and have him meet the missionaries at my house. I know this Church is true and I do want to share it with others. Even though I am not a full-time proselyting missionary I still should share the Gospel. I am really sad about how Satan is misleading the world. I really want people to know the truthfulness of the Gospel, but most people (because of Satan), believe that we are brainwashed, delusional cultists. I just hope some are willing to feel the Spirit. There are still many people being converted. I just hope that I can at least bring one soul unto Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Last week, I was on Facebook, and one of the pages I have liked was talking about New Mexico being the seventeenth state to legalize gay marriage. One person commented and said that Jesus said that the person without sin should cast the first stone, and that if their gay brother got married, they would support him, because that was how God made him. I didn’t like that they said that God was the one who made him gay, because I know for a fact that he didn’t. So, I commented that God didn’t make him that way. Other people responded criticizing me, and saying, “how can you sleep at night?” I can sleep because I know that there is a God and that he loves me and everyone else on the planet. Continue reading
I didn’t write an e-mail last week, for I didn’t know what to write. So next time I might describe one of the things I do at the Family Search ROC (Research Operations Center). Continue reading
This week I was indexing and I came across a familiar name:
The name circled is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes. I looked up his address (also circled) on Google and found that it was him. You can find cool stuff when you are working with Family History. Continue reading