With October General Conference fast approaching, I want to return to a talk given in April that I have continued to think about. Elder K. Brett Nattress addressed the church on a difficult and poignant question we will probably all struggle with at one time or another: Have I truly been forgiven? The associated question with whether we’ve been forgiven is how will we know it? How do I know if I have been forgiven by the Lord?
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The integration for young service missionaries will begin in January 2024.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites people around the world to participate in general conference twice a year. In these meetings, the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church deliver messages of inspiration and guidance. Here is the schedule of meetings and how to watch.
When heroes like Tim Ballard face allegations, it shakes public trust and prompts reevaluation of beliefs. The fallibility of influencers, especially within religious communities, reveals the danger of elevating individuals over core principles.
On this snowy day in March, we knew the Helsinki Temple was closed for cleaning and minor renovations, but just walking on the grounds, seeing it poised on the hill was balm for the soul. After we posed in front of the doors for a photo, Erik turned and– like a five year old– cupped his hands and looked through the glass door. The door swung open, and the kindest man, dressed all in white, enthusiastically invited us inside.
“I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH”. Who is she? And what does she mean for us?
You will love this calendar as it takes a broad visual sweep of the Book of Mormon from Jerusalem all the way to the Grandin Press in Palmyra, New York in just twelve months!