Monthly Archives: August 2011

Church? http://mormon.org/worship/

Meet with the Missionaries? http://mormon.org/missionaries/

I know this Church is true. My life has purpose and satisfaction because I understand who I am and what I can become.

I am not a produce of my circumstance but my choices.

“Sin limits our future choices: drugs, alcohol, infidelity quickly become addictions that become very difficult to break free from. The addiction becomes the master and we its slave.”

I trust in the Lord to help me make better choices today than yesterday, and I leave you with my witness in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


 

Kevin seems like a really cool guy to hang around.

I enjoy skateboarding even though I am really not that great. I love to just ride downhill and feel the rush. A simple pleasure in life that I think my Heavenly Father really enjoys as well. Like any loving parent, He is happy when we are happy. But how do we become happy? We are happy when we live by the rules of eternal life. Those “rules” are found in scriptures and I love to read my scriptures just like Kevin. They keep me grounded and I love em. I wish I could read and know them better.

 

I know that God is real and that He wants us to be happy. Search him and seek the joy and satisfaction that comes from keeping the commandments. These things I pray humbly in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


Watch the clip and then read on. 🙂

So lately I’ve been thinking alot about time and doing your best.

And I’ve come to the conclusion that I am not a good example of those things.

Nevertheless, within the last few day I have been taught by the Spirit of the amazing power of change and gratitude that can come from Jesus Christ. I am grateful that I didn’t have to experience something so traumatic as being blown up in a Humvee in Iraq like Erick Lund.

Let us at the beginning of this new school year rethink our standing, set goals, and make plans to execute them. I know that where there is a desire to change, an opportunity will arise and we can fulfill the desires of our hearts. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


Elder Trey Williams himself.

So I next person I wanted to showcase is Elder Trey Williams! (blog, Facebook, Mormon.org) We were called to be online missionaries at the same time back in February. That was my first opportunity to meet him. I later got to be in the same zone and we have served around each other for the last two months. He is a really funny guy with a light heart and a cheerful attitude. It’s been really enjoyable to share in his love for Big Foot while serving in the heart of Big Foot country, Humboldt County, California.

Anyways, here are some of his own words a bit about who he is and why he is a Mormon.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

“I’m a lot of different things to different people. I’m an intellectual; I love to read and learn and listen to everything that comes my way. I’m a musician, mostly on the guitar but I “doodle” on the piano. I LOVE my classic rock (Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Beatles are my favorites)! I’m an artist; not that good, but just enough to express myself, and maybe even turn you into a cartoon.:) To some, I’m a loud, outgoing, life-of-the-party goofball. To others, I’m a quiet, thoughtful, timid friend who doesn’t want to step on anyone’s toes. To you, I’m a college aged young man in a white shirt and tie, with a little black namebadge.
I did go to college for a year. I majored in journalism, with the hope that I could one day see, and maybe even change, the world. I see now that dream is being realized, but not in the way I expected.
As a missionary, I and my companion strive every day to offer what we believe to others. Not to change, belittle, or disrespect others’ beliefs, but to share what has changed my own life with those who have perhaps lost their way, or hope, in today’s world. It’s a big job, a full-time job; one where our only pay is changed lives.
I love my job. :)”

Why are you a Mormon?

“I, like most people, was trying to find myself and whether there really is a God. I come from a family of intellectuals (whom I love very dearly); among us are teachers and musicians and artists. I was raised to learn things for myself, to ask questions, and to follow my feelings. There are two sides to every story, and we must know both to make a rational decision.

There came a time where I gave up the notion of religion altogether. I was disgusted with the violence I saw, in history and on the evening news, and how it all seems to stem to religion. “How can something claiming to be good cause so much bad?”, I often asked myself. Why didn’t God answer my questions? Why didn’t he answer my prayers? Why didn’t I feel Him in my life?

Then, one day, He answered me.

My testimony is that God gives us a second chance. He hears every single prayer we offer. He loves us, and that is something that is not conditional on our decisions. God doesn’t turn away from us, only we can turn ourselves from Him.
Therefore, on the other side of the coin, only We can turn ourselves To Him.

Our Heavenly Father has given us everything we need to be happy. It’s up to us to decide if we are going to be, or not. I know that Christ, His Only Begotten Son, died so that we can return to live with God again. Christ knows our pains and our joys, our failures and our triumphs, and He is with us every step of the way. I only know this through the restored gospel, given to us from God, through the Prophet Joseph Smith. He still speaks to us today, in His love, through the prophet Thomas S. Monson. I know this is true, because I’ve personally asked my Heavenly Father if this is true.
I testify to you, It Is.”

How do you live your faith?

“I serve as a full-time missionary. You’ve seen us riding bikes, but have you ever wondered why? I hope you’ll ask the next one you see, it could be me. P I believe very strongly in not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. I won’t ask someone to do something that I myself am not doing. I’m not perfect, but I strive constantly every day to try a little harder to be a little better. That’s all Christ asks of us.”


I can testify of the truthfulness of what Elder Bednar has spoken.

The priesthood was restored to Joseph Smith by the laying on of hands by heavenly messengers who had that authority to do so. I know that the power of God is found in the priesthood which is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon).


 

An interesting movie with a European flare. I am grateful to know these things and that there is happiness in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and obedience to the laws of God. I know he is real and loves us. I hope you enjoyed this short movie and encourage you to seek after truth and happiness through God our Eternal Father and I leave these things with you in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


 

I love the scriptures so much! They are so nice to have. I feel so connected when I read scriptures. The Spirit testifies of truth and truth is found many places.  I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are true.  You can feel the Spirit testify that the message it contains is true. The message of Christ and his Atonement is for everyone. Read his words and learn of him for yourself and you will be amazed at what you will find.

Visit scriptures.lds.org to read or listen to the Bible and other volumes of holy scripture.

You can also read, watch, or listen to Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s April 2010 general conference address, “The Blessing of Scripture,” which is excerpted in this video.

For a free copy of the Holy Bible (KJV), visit http://mormon.org/free-bible/

For a free copy of the Book of Mormon, visit http://mormon.org/free-book-of-mormon/

 

 



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