Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Turn the Hearts of the Children

This man is my great great great great grandfather, Samuel Wells. Born in the year 1820 in England, he immigrated to the United States and later crossed the plains by foot to arrive in Utah. In 2012 my grandmother, for my birthday, sent, in addition to some brownies, a brief history of his life. Though the brownies were great, in loved learning about this man, who until then, I didn't even know by name.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Let Him Ask of God

Google, just about anyone who has used the Internet has used Google. Whenever I needed information, I would google it; almost instantly, thousands of pages appear each with their relative relevance to my actual search. With such an easy way to get information, Google has become a vital part in the life of many.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Blessings of Mothers

In the Book of Mormon, we learn of a group of young men who courageously go off to war to help defend their family. These stripling warriors, as they have become known by, fought valiantly despite their inexperience for until this time they had never fought; they were willing to go to battle risking their own lives because they cared about their father's than their own lives. How did these youthful soldiers gain these attributes including their exceedingly great faith? As the scriptures put it "they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them". These warriors even stated "we do not doubt our mothers knew it." (Alma 56:47-48) It was their mothers who had instilled in them the attributes and faith that made them noble warriors.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Another Testament of Jesus Christ

I have been on my mission for close to two years now, during which time I go around talking with people about Jesus Christ. Something that I have noticed on my mission is many people hear many things about what we believe, some of which is true, and some is not. Something that many people don't fully understand is the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Because of the confusion around this book many people are hesitant to read it. I am sure many people wonder why members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints use more scripture than just the Bible, so why do we have it?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Counsel with the Lord

I was once asked by a friend, a couple months back, if I would go to the same college as him; at this time I have already attended a year at UCLA, so repeatedly I told him that I was going to UCLA. This went on for a time until one day he asked me if I would pray about it. My immediate thought and response was "no", why should I pray about it? I attended school already, enjoyed it and wanted to go back to UCLA. Almost immediately after I responded, he wanted to know why I wouldn't. As I thought, I realized that my only reason why I did not want to pray about it was because I had my mind set on going back to UCLA. In my desire to go to UCLA, I did not want to pray in case God would tell me differently.