Saturday, July 2, 2011

I just love these videos! Here is another video of youth holding a cultural celebration for their temple. I love all of their testimonies of the importance of temples to them. Temples truly are the House of The Lord and what a great way to show respect for our Lord by holding such an awesome celebration!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Book with a Promise

Here is a very powerful video of Craig C. Christensen bearing his testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. At the end of the video Brother Christensen tells us of the promise that is in the Book of Mormon. May we all take that promise a see for ourselves if the Book of Mormon is true. I know that if you ask with a sincere heart you may know for yourself that it is a true book of God.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is a historical record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas (600 B.C. to 400 A.D.) It is holy scripture comparable to the Bible and contains Christ’s everlasting gospel. Its central message is to convince all “that Jesus is the Christ, the eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations.”

The story of the Book of Mormon began with a man named Lehi, a Hebrew prophet, who fled Jerusalem with his family and several others, at the instruction of the Lord. Lehi and his sons built a ship and sailed from the Arabian Peninsula to the Americas approximately 600 B.C.
Lehi’s family grew after they arrived in the Americas. His family eventually split into two groups, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The Lord continued to call prophets in America and they recorded their teachings on metal sheets or plates and passed them on from generation to generation.
The crowning event of the Book of Mormon came when the Savior Jesus Christ visited these ancient inhabitants in the Americas in 34 A.D. after his resurrection and ascension, and taught the same gospel He preached in ancient Jerusalem. He also healed the sick, the lame, the blind, and all who were afflicted. The effect of His visit was so profound that for the next 200 years the people lived in perfect peace.
About 322 A.D., a prophet named Mormon, compiled a history from many ancient records written by prophets into one set of golden plates. The faithful Christians among them eventually died out, but not before their record was safely hidden away. God guided Joseph Smith to these golden plates in 1827.
With the Lord’s help, Joseph Smith translated the ancient writing into what we have today. The Book of Mormon, along with the Bible, testifies that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. The Book of Mormon is published in 107 languages including Spanish, Chinese, Portugese, Russian, Tagalog, Samoan, Tongan, and Efik. Over 145,000,000 books have been published since 1830.
Everyone is invited to read the Book of Mormon and find out through sincere prayer if what it says is true. We can feel this confirmation when we study the Book of Mormon with diligence and faith, and pray about it, as promised in the following scripture: “And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost” (Moroni 10:4).

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

A way awesome video of some teenager's who express their love for their mother's. Hopefully this video will help you remember how great of an influence your mother has been on you!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scripture Power!

Here is a really cool article of a kid named Rooma Terooatea who decided to give the scriptures a chance!
Why Not?
Why would a teen choose to spend two hours every Thursday night studying the scriptures with his mom? A year ago Rooma Terooatea of Tahiti probably would have wondered the same thing.
Now he might ask why a teen would choose not to.
During three years of seminary, Rooma had never really paid attention when his teachers assigned scriptures to read for the next lesson. “I didn’t want to read them,” he says. “The scriptures really didn’t jump out at me.”
Rooma didn’t really want to study the scriptures. And he didn’t have to. But when he chose to, his life changed.
But he wondered why Church leaders in his ward and stake always used the scriptures in their talks and lessons. He watched his leaders. He noticed how easy it was for his stake president to quote from the scriptures.
So when the Faaa Tahiti Stake divided the seminary students into teams to hold scripture mastery competitions throughout his last year of seminary, Rooma decided to give the scriptures a chance.
That’s when his weekly study sessions with his mother began. Each Thursday night they studied together for the class competition the next day, learning where important verses are and even memorizing many of them.
And that’s when things began to change for Rooma. His scripture study strengthened his relationship with his mom. He started to see the parallels between what the scriptures teach and what is happening in the world today. As he prayed about what he was reading, he realized it was of God.
It also helped him lead his team to victory in the stake scripture mastery championship.
Rooma recognizes in the blessings he’s received a lesson he learned in his studying. “In Mosiah 2:24 King Benjamin taught that when we choose to do what the Lord asks, we are blessed immediately,” says Rooma. One of the greatest blessings he has received is that “after studying the scriptures this year, I know that the Book of Mormon is true.”

“Crash courses are not nearly so effective as the day-to-day reading and application of the scriptures in our lives. Become acquainted with the lessons the scriptures teach. . . . Study them as though they were speaking to you, for such is the truth. . . .
“. . . If you will study the scriptures diligently, your power to avoid temptation and to receive direction of the Holy Ghost in all you do will be increased” (Thomas S. Monson, “Be Your Best Self,” Liahona and

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Here is an awesome Easter video on our Savior, Jesus Christ. It also has our beloved Prophet, Thomas S. Monson bear his testimony of the Savior

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


 I wonder what would happen if we treated our scriptures like we treat our cell phones? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we spent an hour or more using it every day?
What if we used it to receive messages?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to other kids as gifts?
What if we used it as we traveled? What if we used it in case of an emergency?
This is something to make you go...."Hmmm..Dude.. where is my scriptures?"

Unlike our cell phones:
One Plan does fit all.
Unlimited usage. No roaming charges.
You always have reception.
You can use it in the mountains and in a tunnel.
It's free with no hidden costs,
AND you don't ever have to worry your scriptures being disconnected because CHRIST has already paid the bill!