Mormon Missionaries

May 21, 2009

This past week my family had a unique experience:  On Wednesday we saw my little sister off to be a missionary in Chile, and then on Thursday we met my husband’s little brother at the airport as he returned from his mission in Brazil.  To see the metamorphosis that these young men and women go […]

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Missions of the Church

January 22, 2009

As a teenager, one of the things we were taught over and over was that the Church had a three-fold mission: Perfect the Saints, Proclaim the Gospel, Redeem the Dead. This is the basis of all of the programs, lessons, ordinances, callings and everythingness of the Church. As I taught the gospel in Russia, however, […]

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The Abrahamic Covenant

October 2, 2008

Covenant: A two-way promise, a conditional agreement. About 4,000 years ago, the Lord made a covenant with a shepherd named Abram. He promised Abram that he would have a particular land to live on, that he would have posterity as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, and that […]

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Repentance Before Baptism

June 21, 2008

Q. I am a non member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but looking into it. What is the belief Mormons have on becoming a member of the church: do you have to repent before you are baptized? Yes, you do.  The fourth article of faith states, “We believe that the first […]

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