Thursday, May 26, 2011

Honesty: do You have it?

May this be a reminder of what we already know. Integrity and honesty are invaluable. If everyone in this world was honest and had integrity the world would be a completely different world. Let us help that process by making sure we are and example to those around us.

The Lord's Team

Ever wonder what it would be like to be on the Lord's team? This video demonstrates that very concept as starting rival quarterbacks Teren Bingham (Thatcher High) and Brandon McEuen (Safford High) decide to serve on the Lord's team while still competing on opposite teams. Check it out!

Let us all do our best to reach out to others in a desire to bring others closer to Christ in all situations.

Why do we serve missions?

Part of Being a Latter-day Saint, is having a knowledge that you are led by a prophet who speaks with God personally. He is one who can receive revelation concerning the affairs of the world and helps in our efforts to receive personal revelation on our own from God. Here is his message on preparing to serve a mission. Why do so many young men and women of the LDS faith feel a desire to serve missions? The answer varies for each one of us, but most of them choose to serve out of a deep rooted faith that we can and should bless the lives around us with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Why I chose to serve a mission:

Growing up I have always been aware of the Love that my Savior has had for me. For as long as I can remember I was hearing stories about Jesus Christ and his love for me and how I could turn to him if I was ever sad or mad and he would help me to feel happy again. I knew that he was real and that he was my friend. That was my understanding of him as a child. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

He Will Help You

This message was put together with the intent to help all those who are trying to or have had to cope with death. Whether recent or long ago this message of the resurrection applies to each and everyone of us. I love the scripture shared at the very end of this video: "The grave hath no victory and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ." I know that because of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, that all will rise again to live.

Listen to the words of a modern Apostle and Prophet of the Lord: "It is true. We live to die, and we die to live again. From an eternal perspective." May we all trust in the glorious truth that Christ took upon death so that each and everyone of us may live again. How full of love our God and Creator must be to provide his son, a perfect sacrifice to bear the burdens and pains of lives so that we too might live again if we follow him.

I also love this video because it shows a young man, Darren, reaching out to the Lord in anguish. It shows him struggling to overcome one of the hardest trials he will possibly ever encounter in life. Yet, through the grace and love of God he finds peace. He is assured through the power of the Holy Ghost that "Beans" is alright and that he just like our Savior wants us to live our life to the fullest.

I so testify with gratitude in my heart that this is true; in the name of our Mediator, even Jesus Christ.