Parley P. Pratt

Parley P. Pratt

One of the original twelve apostles called under Joseph Smith, Jr. was Elder Parley P. Pratt. I have always felt an affinity to this man because of the strength and power of the words he has written.   A particular story I recall was when Parley was staying at a hotel...
J. Golden Kimball—Unusual Mormon Apostle

J. Golden Kimball—Unusual Mormon Apostle

J. Golden Kimball was a Mormon leader born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1853. His father was Heber C. Kimball and his mother was Christeen Golden. He was quite poor as a child and then worked as a cowboy and a teamster, which started him on a path that led him to be...
Inviting the Missionaries into Your Home

Inviting the Missionaries into Your Home

Full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints often come to the homes of people who express interest in hearing their message and discussing their religious beliefs. They love to teach about Christ and His mission as the Savior of the...
Life as a Full-time Mormon Missionary

Life as a Full-time Mormon Missionary

The first Sunday that I attended with the Bishop and his assistants (Counselors). They were dressed in suits and wore black name tags. Not one other person in the congregation nor leadership was wearing a name tag — only those two young men.   I asked my friend,...
My Best Visiting Teaching Experience

My Best Visiting Teaching Experience

When I was a young mother, the Relief Society was rearranging all of the visiting teaching.  I was assigned a new partner, Belinda, who was older than me and had been divorced and remarried. I didn’t think we’d have anything common. And two of the three sisters that...
ABC in Proclaiming the Gospel

ABC in Proclaiming the Gospel

What is the ABC in proclaiming the gospel? It’s a rather simple yet deep concept. Always Be Christlike in proclaiming the gospel. Most people simply think of this idea as being respectful and kind to those you share the gospel with. In their views, being Christlike is...
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