As the storm set in, we feared our trek experience would be ruined. 136 children under the age of 12 were about to have soaked clothes and soaked sleeping bags before taking even one step along the Mormon Trail. We prayed for a miracle.
Faced with the death penalty for high treason, courageous men debated long before they picked up the quill pen to sign the parchment that declared the independence of the colonies from the mother country on July 4, 1776. For many hours they had debated in the State House at Philadelphia, with the lower chamber doors locked and a guard posted. Continue reading
Here is a video clip from last month’s “Learn Our Religion Lecture Series”. The topic was Church History in Missouri. Continue reading
While speaking of Adam-ondi-Ahman, Elder Bruce R. McConkie stated, “We now come to the least known and the least understood thing connected with the Second Coming. It might well be termed the best-kept secret set forth in the revealed word. It is something about which the world knows nothing; it is a doctrine that has scarcely dawned on most of the Latter-day Saints themselves; and yet it is set forth in holy writ and in the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith with substantially the same clarity as any of the doctrines of the kingdom.” Continue reading
“The men and women who desire to obtain seats in the Celestial Kingdom will find that they must battle with the enemy of all righteousness every day. Let us see to it that we Continue reading
On the night of September 21, 1823, Joseph Smith knelt by his bed and began to pray. A light suddenly filled his bedroom and he saw Moroni, a resurrected Book of Mormon prophet. Moroni told Joseph that a book buried nearby contained the “fullness of the everlasting Gospel as delivered by the Savior.” This night would change the world forever. Continue reading
Joseph F. Smith once said, “One of the greatest sins of which the inhabitants of the earth are guilty today, is the sin of ingratitude” (in Journal of Discourses, 25:52). Lehi taught that there can not be a sin unless there is first a commandment. Based on the statements of these two prophets, we should conclude that it is a commandment to be thankful.