Why Do Mormons Build Temples?

Why Do Mormons Build Temples?

by Ambree It was summer break, and out of the blue my mom announced to my brother and sisters to get dressed and eat breakfast, because we were going on a temple tour. We looked at each other wondering what a "temple tour" meant exactly. We quickly got ready and jumped in the car. First, we drove up to the Oquirrh Mountain, Utah temple. In my faith the temple is literally the "house of the Lord.” The primary purpose of the temple is to provide a dedicated place where sacred ordinances needed for…Read more …
Why Do We Study the Scriptures?

Why Do We Study the Scriptures?

By Ambree When I turned 12 and started going to Young Women’s (a youth group that meets weekly at my church), I also tried reading the Book of Mormon because my leaders rewarded us if we did. I noticed that when I was reading the Book of Mormon I wasn’t really paying attention to the words and stories. My mind would wander off on different things, and this frustrated me. I didn’t know why we were supposed to read the Book of Mormon, because I felt like I wasn’t learning anything. I started…Read more …
Why Does it Feel So Good to Help Others?

Why Does it Feel So Good to Help Others?

By Ambree: My family took a tour of one of the local food banks and the guide told us about how many people go hungry in our community. I couldn’t believe how many teenagers my age and children my little brothers and sisters ages go without food every single day. Never in my life have I gone hungry. I wanted to help, but how? At the end of the tour, the guide invited us to donate canned goods, and encouraged us to return and join other volunteers in our community who help sort…Read more …