Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK)

Most genealogists have this in common - The excitement they feel from doing volunteer work, hoping to help others find out more about their ancestors and to feel that same thrill of discovery. Over the next little while we will be taking an in-depth look at some of...

What Do Mormons Believe About God?

What do members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe about God? This is a huge question. While it may have a simple answer, its implications are far-reaching. If we truly know God, who He is and what His role is in our lives, we can understand...

Why the Mormon Emphasis on Missionary Work?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has over 50,000 full-time missionaries serving throughout the world. Many members of the Church are called to serve as stake and ward missionaries in the and beliefs with others. They are considered to be...

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, "Who...

FH3: Message Boards and Family Trees

In Part I of this series I discussed how to start your genealogy from the very beginning. In Part II of this series I discussed treasure hunting and obtaining a GEDCOM if your genealogy has already been started by a relative. So far we have discussed gathering as much...

FH2: Treasure Hunting

In Part I of this series I discussed how to start your genealogy from the very beginning. Now, on your Family History. Please don't let that stop you. There is still plenty for you to do. Collaborating on Family History can be fun. And it often takes different points...

FH1: Starting from the Beginning

The best way to begin your genealogy is to start by writing down everything that you and your family members know about your family history. Items you may find useful: *A pencil *A notebook *A phone *Envelopes *Stamps 1) When possible, make personal visits to...

The Importance of Family History to Mormons

It is a core belief of Latter-Day Saints, that family relationships extend beyond the grave. A Latter-Day Saint man and woman who are married in an LDS Temple by one who holds the priesthood are sealed together for eternity. A marriage performed without proper...

Mormon Youth Seminary in the Florida News

The seminary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - In this day of MTV youth and a society moving away from religion in general, finding a group of youth who meet together every morning before school to study the scriptures can seem unusual to...

New Mormon Church Leaders Sustained

I have to admit that I anticipated the October 2007 general conference with l insights that come from that experience. But, like many Church members, I was incredibly curious as to who would be called to serve in the First Presidency in the spot vacated by the passing...

Has temple work already been performed for my Ancestors?

As I’ve mentioned before there is some additional genealogy work for Latter-Day Saints to complete. can be performed we have to find out which ancestors need those ordinances. In Gospel Principles, Page 258, Fifth Paragraph, we read: “Temple Ordinances have been...

Gordon B. Hinckley — Living Prophet of God

“The time has come for us to stand a little taller, to of this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” From the biographical sketch on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website, we learn the basic facts about Gordon B. Hinckley: Born in Salt...

Inviting the Missionaries into Your Home

Full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints homes of people who express interest in hearing their message and discussing their religious beliefs with the missionaries. Once you have invited the missionaries into your home, they will want...

Basic Sunday Meeting Terminology

Here are some basic terms that a new member or visitor will encounter when attending Sunday meetings at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Ward: a congregation. Wards are organized according to the number of active members within a specific geographical...

A Firm Foundation: The Rock of Our Redeemer

The saying goes “there are no guarantees in life,” and this saying is true in terms of the imperfect promises of friends and the unexpected abuses of foe. Nevertheless in this life, there are perfect promises available--promises firm and sure, solid as a rock. One of...

Treat Others with Kindness

How we deal with other people has always been a big thing at my house. At least once or twice a day the kid’s will hear something to the effect of, “Be nice to each other” or “Treat each other with kindness.” If I could open up my kids’ heads and cross-stitch this...

Why Should Youth Double Date?

Double dating isn’t just about morality, or safety in numbers. It’s also a tool to help those of us who are socially inept find a way to have a great experience. My to hit it off. I was thrilled when he asked me out around Halloween time. John was polite to my...

Abraham From Whom Three World Religions Have Sprung

Abraham of the Old Testament lived an extraordinary life. Born to pagans, Abraham still longed to follow the one true God, Jehovah. He wished to have the priesthood ordained upon him. Although knowledge of Adam and Eve and all that had transpired from the beginning of...

The Lord Had Blessed Me In My Honesty

Ever since I was fourteen years old, I’d felt someday I would have my ham radio operator’s license. Not sure why. It wasn’t that I knew anybody with a ham radio, let alone anyone with a license. But that idea had been planted in my brain and so it stuck. Through the...

How to Deal With Wounded Feelings

How comfortable are you with intimacy? Not just sexual intimacy with your spouse, but with honest-to-goodness emotional intimacy? So many of us, as we've passed through life, have been hurt. , but later as we joined the ranks of kids in school and at other places, our...

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