My Brother Jacob

My Brother Jacob

By Megan My younger brother, Jake, is 12 years old.  He has an uncommon syndrome called Optiz syndrome.   It is a form of high functioning autism. Let me tell you about Jake.  He’s almost thirteen, but his mind has developed only to around the age of eight.  He goes to junior high but is in a special education class because he doesn’t learn as quickly as others.  He loves to read and enjoys Legos.  He can make amazing trucks and trailers out of those small blocks I could never dream of building.  Legos are his…Read more …
My Turn at the Crossroads

My Turn at the Crossroads

By Lincoln As I near my 18th birthday, I’ve been overwhelmed with the many decisions I’m faced with as part of growing up. Decisions such as where I want to go to school, what I want to study, and what I want to be when I grow up are some of the questions I've frequently considered during the first few months of my senior year of high school. There are a lot of decisions I’ll have to make over the next few years, and some of them will influence the rest of my life. One of…Read more …
Families Can Be Together Forever

Families Can Be Together Forever

By Maddie Photo: lds.org "While I am in my early years, I'll prepare most carefully. So I can marry in God's temple for eternity." ("Families Can Be Together Forever," full lyrics and song here.) I recently participated in a hike to Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City with my youth group. After the hike, we walked down to Temple Square. It was a long walk, and very tiring, but I enjoyed spending time with my friends. As we walked around temple square, we passed by many beautiful brides and grooms. I couldn't help but…Read more …
Why Modern-Day Revelation Matters

Why Modern-Day Revelation Matters

By Melody I loved watching my spiritual leaders share messages during my faith's semi-annual General Conference. It's such a wonderful way to receive revelation! For me, General Conference addresses are like spiritual TED talks. The difference is that when we watch General Conference we can be sure that what we are hearing is complete truth. General Conference addresses are always about what we need. The messages shared are like spiritual prescriptions from our Heavenly Father--there to help us lead healthier, happier lives. Every year in seminary my teacher challenges me to write down questions I…Read more …
Why I Love the Temple

Why I Love the Temple

By Stockton When I think about things that are the biggest blessing to me in my life, something that instantly comes into my mind is the temple. Temples are such an important part of being able to obtain joy and everlasting happiness. They are such a huge part of my life for many reasons and I know that whenever I am troubled with anything, I can go to the temple and receive comfort. One of my favorite things about temples is the fact that we can put aside any of our worldly problems and…Read more …
How Can You Know the Truth?

How Can You Know the Truth?

By Kaity This past weekend was a very special one for me. It was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' semi-annual General Conference. I love to hear the words of the prophets and apostles in my home and and feel the spirit  it brings. The talk that left the biggest impression on me was given by President Henry Eyring. In his talk he shared two stories about his father. Both stories focused on the power of the Holy Ghost. The first was about his father praying to find a church to attend.…Read more …
Countdown to General Conference: Are You Ready?

Countdown to General Conference: Are You Ready?

Photo Credit: HeraldExtra The 185th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is almost here! The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and general officers of the Church will deliver messages of inspiration and guidance. Are you ready? We asked a few of our Digital Missionaries to share their thoughts on Conference. You can read their experiences and advice below. You can also prepare personally by following the advice given here.   Learn how you can watch General Conference live…Read more …