We live in a time when the Church of Jesus Christ has been well established and we are used to talking in terms of large numbers, but in the era we are talking about today, none of these things were yet a reality. When Joseph and Emma arrived in Kirtland, Ohio in February, 1831, the successful missionary efforts of Parley P. Pratt and his companions had just doubled the entire membership of the Church to about 250 people!
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I have a 22-year-old daughter that at the age of 14 years old tried to commit suicide after being in a toxic relationship. She chased after that guy for four years until she met her next boyfriend and her next. She is repeating toxic tendencies. How do I handle a daughter like her and the emotional rollercoaster she puts me through?
“When you get an impression, act upon it, however unusual it seems or however inadequate you feel in following it,” says President Dallin H. Oaks in a new #HearHim video.
Jolanta was nine years old when we adopted her. Her reaction to years of abuse, which had left her a paraplegic, was to withdraw completely inside herself. She closed herself off physically by not responding to anyone who approached her. Even with the angel help of a translator from her home country, we didn't know how to reach her and prayed earnestly to find a way to get through.
As a host of legislation has sprung up in the states aimed at chipping away at Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court, one new Utah law appears to have sidestepped that debate entirely with a focus instead on financially empowering women in crisis pregnancies.
I anxiously waited to hear counsel from a living Prophet. Believing I would receive specific guidance for my life, I was eager to listen for that one penetrating message with the hope of knowing this is where the Lord needed me to focus.