Thursday, October 30, 2014

20 interesting facts about LDS temples you may not know

There are over 15 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the world and temples are a central part of the Church's teachings.

Here are some interesting facts about LDS temples found across the world.




1. There are currently 143 operating temples in 47 countries. Three are under renovation, 13 more temples are under construction and 14 have been announced.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Book of Mormon: 5 Simple Reasons I Believe


One of the most distinguishing features of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints is our acceptance of the Book of Mormon as a companion volume of scripture alongside the Bible. For millions of Latter-day Saints around the world, we revere the Book of Mormon as the word of God, a sacred scriptural text recorded by ancient prophets in the Western Hemisphere and preserved for our day as a second powerful witness to the Bible that Jesus is the Christ.

How the Book of Mormon came into existence is an incredible story: an uneducated farm boy in upstate New York, visitations from heavenly messengers, and plates of gold with engravings in an ancient language. Yet nearly 185 years after the first copies of the Book of Mormon rolled off the printing press in New York in 1830, no credible alternative explanation for the coming forth of the Book of Mormon has ever been offered. As Elder Jeffrey R. Holland once said, "The only thing more miraculous than an angel providing [Joseph Smith] with those plates and him translating them by divine inspiration would be that he sat down and wrote it with a ballpoint pen and a spiral notebook.”[1]


In pondering my own personal reasons for believing and defending the Book of Mormon as ancient scripture and a new witness for Christ, I have come up with 5 simple reasons I believe it with all my heart, mind, and soul.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

4 Surprising Mistakes LDS Parents Make

 

Good parenting, as James E. Faust said, “Is the greatest challenge in the world.”[I] Because we know that families are eternal and central to God’s plan for us, we understand the great importance of doing our best to be good parents. It can be daunting as we try to raise righteous children in a world where evil is all around us.  With all the hustle and bustle in our lives today, it can be very easy to get distracted and lose focus on our most important priority, which is the family.  Here are four parenting mistakes to avoid as you strive to protect and strengthen your family.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

12 Inspiring Quotes from General Conference

Over the past two weekends, Church leaders addressed the world in the General Women's Meeting and other sessions of the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These conferences are an opportunity for members and non-members of the Church alike to receive guidance and inspiration to help us improve our lives and more fully commit to becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. Here are just a few of the key lessons from this conference.

Visit lds.org to read, watch, or listen to all of the talks from conference.

 



This past weekend, General Authorities and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke to members throughout the world in our annual General Conference. Here are a few of the most inspiring and encouraging quotes spoken. 

Visit lds.org to read, watch and listen all of the talks from conference. - See more at: http://www.aggielandmormons.org/2014/04/30-uplifting-quotes-from-general.html#sthash.NEKdN1Gj.dpuf
This past weekend, General Authorities and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke to members throughout the world in our annual General Conference. Here are a few of the most inspiring and encouraging quotes spoken. 

Visit lds.org to read, watch and listen all of the talks from conference. - See more at: http://www.aggielandmormons.org/2014/04/30-uplifting-quotes-from-general.html#sthash.NEKdN1Gj.dpuf
This past weekend, General Authorities and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke to members throughout the world in our annual General Conference. Here are a few of the most inspiring and encouraging quotes spoken. 

Visit lds.org to read, watch and listen all of the talks from conference. - See more at: http://www.aggielandmormons.org/2014/04/30-uplifting-quotes-from-general.html#sthash.NEKdN1Gj.dpuf
This past weekend, General Authorities and leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke to members throughout the world in our annual General Conference. Here are a few of the most inspiring and encouraging quotes spoken. 

Visit lds.org to read, watch and listen all of the talks from conference. - See more at: http://www.aggielandmormons.org/2014/04/30-uplifting-quotes-from-general.html#sthash.NEKdN1Gj.dpuf

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5 Things My Mission Taught Me


Missionaries serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints come from all different backgrounds and places around the world. They each set aside their own personal lives and motives to help others come unto Christ. After their 18–24 months of service is up, undoubtedly, each missionary returns home a different person because of the experiences and lessons learned while serving the Lord and His people.

Each person who chooses to serve a mission has a different experience. I was less than thrilled when my mission call assigned me to labor in the Montana Billings Mission, but I soon realized that it was where the Lord needed me. Today, as I reflect on my experience I know that I was meant to serve there and cross paths with the many people I connected with. The lessons I learned about Jesus Christ, His gospel, and life in general have aided me each day since I returned and will continue to do so. Here are five select lessons I learned from serving as a missionary.