Worthy to Enter the Temple

Worthy to Enter the Temple

I’ve written briefly about the importance of Family History work to Mormons but I wish to elaborate on what is required of Mormons to be able to enter the Temple to do this important work. Besides baptism, Latter-Day Saints must obtain their own endowment before...
What is tithing settlement?

What is tithing settlement?

Your bishop may have announced that it’s time for tithing settlement. What is it and how do you do it? Tithing settlement is a time for you to meet briefly with your bishop to let him know where you have stood with your tithing for the year. Are you paid up to date?...
Appointments With the Bishop

Appointments With the Bishop

The bishop is the leader of a ward (congregation), much like a pastor except he is not paid and does not work as the bishop full-time. Bishops have employment and families to take care of, as well as their wards. As a new member, you may find you need to meet with the...
Worthy to Enter the Temple

Declare You’re a Mormon

Living in Utah my entire life has kept me relatively sheltered, and I’ve been so very grateful for it. I’m sorry to say it did not prepare me for my first negative, ignorant response to sharing a bit of our Church’s history. Earlier in the year I discovered a...

True Conversion Brings Happiness

As a newly baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I had felt the Holy Ghost s in the gospel lasted for about five months. Then I denied the truth I had once whole-heartedly...
Giving Your First Public Prayer

Giving Your First Public Prayer

I learned to be comfortable praying privately and in my meetings with the missionaries. Since the missionaries were there to teach me, I didn’t worry about getting something wrong. The first time I was asked to pray in class however, I was very intimidated. I didn’t...
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