Monday, November 28, 2011

Lisa with Elder Christofferson

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

Got Teenagers? Want'a Teach Them About Chastity? Check This Out.

Our church has lots of teaching resources on the subject of chastity.
This video is a good one: (you can also view the video by clicking here)

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.
Click here for another very good video on the topic.  In this video, I Choose to be Pure, six young adults from six different religions talk about why they have chosen to be sexually pure.

Lynn G. Robins gave a BYU Devotional on this topic.  
Elder Robins teaches, "The Lord teaches that it is easier to avoid temptation than to resist it."

You can also view the video on youtube by clicking here or on the BYU site by clicking here

Of course, Joseph is a good example of how to live the law of Chastity.
Read about how he "fled" and "got him out"
when he resisted the advances of Potiphar's wife.

Super Kristine!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Life/Death: Families are Eternal

Today a student from Scott's school passed away.  
She and her twin sister were struck by a car 
while they were walking to school on Monday. 

How do you deal with a tragic loss?  
Below is a video of how a mother, Jenny Hess, 
dealt with the loss of her 5 year old son 
who died in a sledding accident.  

I am grateful to know that family relationships are eternal.
You can also view the video by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This City - Duarte!

Patrick Stump did a: "This City" Video Contest.  

I think Nicolas Djeu and Robert Herrara 
did a great job capturing what
 "This City", Duarte, is all about.  

You can also see this video by clicking here

I did miss seeing a shot of the bike trail.  
 Maybe in the next video about Duarte.   

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Financially Responsible People.....

I was cleaning up some paperwork and ran across this article that I cut out of the newspaper by Mary Hunt.   I was trying to figure out where to file this good advice.  I thought that the family blog would be a good place.  This is good advice for all to become more financially responsible.  I'm glad that our parents taught us these principles long before Mary Hunt wrote about it.  
Click onto the article to enlarge it so you can read it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Power of A Testimony

The lesson I learned from Lisa this week:

-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 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.