Your First Calling

Your First Calling

One of the most exciting events for new members is to get the very first calling. A calling is a volunteer church position. It feels like such an honor—and it is—because it means you are trusted to take on a portion of the ward’s work. You’re a real part of the family...

Regaining Your Testimony

One of the challenges people face when returning to activity in the church is regaining their testimonies. Sometimes getting it back can seem more challenging than getting it the first time. The first time it was all new and exciting, while this time, you have to...

Mormon Culture

Do you ever feel that when you were baptized you were dropped onto a strange new planet with a new language and jokes that don’t make sense? Perhaps because We tend to use phrases not heard in the ordinary world, and certain words that aren’t funny to anyone else can...
Mentoring a New Member

Mentoring a New Member

When a new member or an investigator comes to the . There is no one, other than the missionaries who will eventually leave, for them to turn to with questions or concerns. I remember, as a new member, being embarrassed to ask questions or express doubts. My lack of a...
Learning to Pray

Learning to Pray

Early in my investigation of the church as a teenager, I went on a campout with trip. In awe, I said, “I’ve never prayed so much in my life. Every time we turned around, it was time for another prayer.” Prayer was quite a challenge for me when I was first learning...
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