Thursday, December 29, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
You can also see the video by clicking here.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
As you will see in the above video, Lisa was able to meet Elder Christofferson. Click on the arrow to watch the video. Lisa appears at 2:33. Don't blink or you might miss her.
Click here for the link to the Church's webpage were they did the news story about Elder Christofferson's visit to Argentina.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet has a good reference on the subject of sexual purity.
You can read it by clicking here.
True to the Faith is another good gospel reference resource on gospel topics.
Click here to read what the Church's view is on the subject of chastity.
Elder Robins teaches, "The Lord teaches that it is easier to avoid temptation than to resist it."
Of course, Joseph is a good example of how to live the law of Chastity.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
-last night i felt like a real missionary. i normally don´t contribute much to lessons. i can give part of the lesson we have prepared, but answering questions and elaborating on doctrine are way beyond my language abilities right now. so my comp does most of the speaking. but last night we contacted a lady that we found in our area book--the elders had tracted her out once. she was not very nice to us--her countenance was very hard and she basically just wanted to argue. she believes in God (everyone does--they´re all catholic or evangelical) but didn´t believe His or our message could help her with her life. my poor comp was going in circles with her. after some time, i interrupted and bore my testimony. she ended up breaking down and began sobbing--her mom died some time ago and her depression has led her to drinking. she basically has no purpose or hope. i shared a scripture with her from the book of mormon, and she began to soften....at first she was smirking at my sad attempts at spanish,but later asked about my family and my home and how long i had been here, etc.
Thanks, Lisa, for teaching me about the power of a testimony.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This week I have been fascinated with learning about Abraham's life and all that we can learn from his experiences. As I prepared to teach my lesson about Lot, I remembered a talk given by Elder Holland in a devotional speech given at BYU on January 13, 2009 titled, Remember Lot's Wife. (You can get to his talk by clicking here . I personally like to download the free mp3 version and listen to Elder Holland deliver his talk. His voice inflections are so great. You can also download a free pdf written version of the talk.)
Below is a portion of his talk to get you interested in reading/listening to the whole thing:
I saw this video about 15 years ago. It touched my life then and I'm happy that I can post it on our family blog today. It is a great portrayal of the faithfulness of Abraham. I hope I can follow Abraham's faithful example.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
we were delayed in getting here a day. oh man, what a story. we arrived in ok, but then sat on the tarmac waiting to take off (for buenos aires) for TWO HOURS because of one problem after another- the pilot needed to change the flight plan due to the volcano. then we were overweight, so they asked for volunteers to take a different flight. then there were mechanical problems. then a sudden attack of severe lightening storms, and finally, part of the plane was struck by lightening so that´s when we had to deboard. we were waiting around for instructions and a man in a uniform (the pilot of the plane?) came up to me and my comp and said, "sisters, heavenly father didn´t want us on that plane. there were too many problems. you be sure to write that in your journals tonight." interesting, eh? not sure if he was a member, but he sure talked like one.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
sunday night our fireside speaker was chad lewis, the NFL ambassador to china and part of byu's athletics staff (but you already knew that--right, sam??) he shared a lot of interesting missionary experiences he had in the NFL--all because he served a mission. it was good, and all the elders were eating it up.
speaking of football, there's a video on the lds.org youth page. the title is "sanctify yourselves." it's really good--a true story about a little boy that was struck by lightening during football practice and he received a blessing. the coach is the dad of one of the elders in my district (elder johnson, from pocatello, ID). you should watch it! (especially sam)
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Getting instructions from Bro. Simmons
Waiting for the parade to start...
Craig Stogner was an official helper .
Look at the cute flag holder in the visor bringing up the rear
Andres Duarte (the statue in the background) watching the parade
Getting some help from Will
Senior spectators cheering us on
Smile for the camera!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
“We live in a time of turmoil. Earthquakes and tsunamis wreak devastation, governments collapse, economic stresses are severe, the family is under attack, and divorce rates are rising. We have great cause for concern. But we do not need to let our fears displace our faith. We can combat those fears by strengthening our faith.”
Thursday, August 25, 2011
was pretty exciting and adventurous.
(sea creatures without backbones)
Her adventures puts a whole new twist to the Primary song, Oh, What Do You Do In the Summertime?.
Click here to read the article that was written up on the BYU Hawaii's homepage about their trip to Saipan.