What Do You Do for Fun?

Soon after I was baptized, I was chatting with a classmate on my college campus. After he learned I was LDS, he asked, “Aren’t you the ones who can’t drink, or smoke, or be immoral or anything like that?” I said he was correct. He looked at me, puzzled, and asked,...

Learning to Read the Scriptures

When I first began investigating the church, the missionaries asked me to read the Book of Mormon. Faithfully, I began: “I, Nephi, born of goodly parents…” That wasn’t so hard. I understood that and the stories were interesting. I was sure this would not prove to be a...

Why New Members are a Blessing

As a new convert, you may be very focused on how others are helping you. Have you ever wondered how you are helping others? Sometimes, those of us who have been in the church a long time start to take it that we forget how amazing they really are. We’re so used to...
Moving to a New Ward

Moving to a New Ward

Just as you’re getting settled into being a church member, making friends, beginning to serve…you find out you’re moving. Now what? The Church is nearly everywhere. Even in places where there isn’t a formal organization, such as in some countries that don’t have free...
How to Pay Your Tithing

How to Pay Your Tithing

Recently a new teen convert walked over to the foyer outside the bishop’s office. Seeing a number of people waiting for interviews, she said, “The missionaries asked me to start paying tithing now that I’m baptized. But you didn’t pass anything around for me to put it...
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