Writing Your First Talk

The first time I was asked to teach a lesson, I said, “But I don’t know anything about this subject.” I was told, “Then that must be why God wanted you to teach it.” It can be overwhelming to be asked to give a talk when you don’t know anything about the subject...

Who Do I Ask for Help?

When I first joined the church, I went to the bishop for everything. I didn’t even realize there were other choices. The church puts many people into our lives and it can be confusing to know who you go to in each situation. Following is a list that can help you...

Too Many Commandments?

The first time I attended church, the lesson was on preparing to . To me, it appeared you had to be perfect. I wrote in my journal that I thought I was a pretty good Christian, but that I could never live up to the Mormon standards. What I didn’t understand, of...

What Is a Calling?

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the first words a new member may learn is calling. A calling is an official request for a member to serve in a particular position or responsibility within his/her ward (congregation) or stake (group of...
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