Monthly Archives: May 2011

I love this song! It is so spiritual and touching. These photos and videos are how I picture the Savior. I see a happy smiling man who expresses pure love. I can’t wait for the day where I can kneel at my Saviors feet and thank him with all of my being for what he has done for me. I know that He lives. He testified and ministered to the people in the ancient Americas. I know this because of the Book of Mormon. Read it and feel the Saviors love. I leave these things and testify that they are true in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


This video is awesome. I love all of these words. These words are true and they have power because they are true. We can find truth in His words as well. As I read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon my faith grows. It enlarges my soul, my light and understanding grow. I know that my Redeemer lives and that he loves me because I have read His words and prayed for the reassurance that they were true. The truth is there. These things I say in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Today Elder Stainback and I had the wonderful privilege of being guest teachers for the Relief Society of the Ukiah 2nd Ward. We were asked to talk about missionary work with the sisters and we had a wonderful discussion. We focused on the “what” and “worries” of missionary work as sisters in Zion. The sisters had marvelous questions and I pray that we were able to lift and encourage them with answers that will help them to be bold with those in whom are around them by sharing their testimonies.

I saw this video the other day and it was really moving. I have felt the Spirit much as I reflected on how blessed I am to share this message to the world using the power of the Internet and the beautiful people of northern California. I am so blessed and I hope that you will be able to feel the spirit as you watch this video. I know that this is the Lord’s work and we all have our part in it. These things I leave in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

The Bridgebuilder

By Will Allen Dromgoole

An old man, going a lone highway,Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way;
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide—
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head:“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim.
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.”

Jesus Christ has built the bridge that leads back to our Heavenly Father with His atoning blood, sweat, and tears. I know that it was a labor of complete love and we need only to learn and love him as He has loved us. As we travel forward on the bridge of His boundless love, we will feel the love of the Savior with every footstep. I would invite you with all energy of my heart to read from the sacred words of the prophets in the Book of Mormon and in the Bible. You will find truth. You will find peace. You will find happiness. These things I leave with you in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

This is a painting of a scene from the Book of Mormon. This is Lehi, a prophet, who boldly testified of Christ’s coming. This tree is part of a vision in which he had. The story is really wonderful and symbolic for the journey in life we can take. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and because it is true I know that Christ is my Savior, and that Joseph Smith restored the true gospel. The same gospel that was taught to Adam, Noah, Moses. God has worked this way throughout all time. These things I know in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Lehi sees a vision of the tree of life—He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise—He sees a rod of iron, a strait and narrow path, and the mists of darkness that enshroud men—Sariah, Nephi, and Sam partake of the fruit, but Laman and Lemuel refuse.

Read this story here.

Nephi sees the Spirit of the Lord and is shown in vision the tree of life—He sees the mother of the Son of God and learns of the condescension of God—He sees the baptism, ministry, and crucifixion of the Lamb of God—He sees also the call and ministry of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb.

Read the explanation of this story here.

“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and man is their maker and master.” -James Allen

Through the power of the Atonement of Christ, we can become cleansed from sin and be lifted up above the crude unrefined state of the ordinary and become extraordinary. We have the power to change our ways, to start a new page, to turn around a corner with His help. He is our Master Teacher in teaching us how to forge ourselves in His perfect image. These things I testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” -James Allen

I know that God is our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ want us to be happy. They wish to see us accomplish our goals and our dreams. We need not fear in asking for divine help when we have a sincere desire and are willing to exercise our faith and put in the effort to make it possible. These things I know and leave with you in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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