To the Messegee children

Dear Ammon, Luke, Elaine, and Henry, Grammy and I were very sad to learn last night from your Uncle Curtis that you moved from Albuquerque to Eureka, California a few days ago. We knew the time was coming, but didn't know exactly when. We really wanted to say goodbye to you. We miss you and … Continue reading To the Messegee children

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New appreciation for Pahoran

After our lesson today in Elders Quorum meeting, I have a greater appreciation for Pahoran in the Book of Mormon. When things were getting rough for Captain Moroni, one of the greatest figures in the Book of Mormon, he sent a letter to Pahoran, the governor of the land, complaining that he and his troops … Continue reading New appreciation for Pahoran

Sacrament Meeting Talks, “What did the Prophet say?” and “Ministering to the one”

Our turn to give talks came up again. Brother Esquerra originally asked me to base my talk on a talk by Pres. Dieter Uchtdorf from the Oct 2017 General Conference, titled "3 Sisters", which was an excellent talk on the topic of discipleship that featured 3 sisters, named, Sad, Mad, and Glad. However, after Conference, … Continue reading Sacrament Meeting Talks, “What did the Prophet say?” and “Ministering to the one”

An historic General Conference (April 2018)

Yesterday (Saturday), we managed to watch all 3 sessions of General Conference, despite having to also clean the chapel in the morning, prepare food for Brother Mora's funeral, and attend the funeral and meal afterwards. The first session was a "Solemn Assembly" where we sustained our new Prophet - Russell M. Nelson, and 2 new … Continue reading An historic General Conference (April 2018)

Pride

Portion of an email message from Dave Salisbury, Sage Ward High Priests Group Leader: I have been reading in Mosiah, the final address of king Benjamin.  In Chapter four, verses 5-10, a pattern of belief and living is established.  Verse 11 makes a powerful statement regarding belief turning into knowledge and what happens after this … Continue reading Pride