Ask the Missionaries!

Ask the Missionaries!

By Lincoln Have you ever taken the opportunity to speak with your local missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Whether you are a member nor non-member, the missionaries have a lot to offer you -- from service, to friendship, to sharing their knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many members of our church may see missionaries as only those who are interested in teaching and baptizing new members of the church. While that is true, they are also there to assist members of the church in the areas they are…Read more …
Embark in the Service of God

Embark in the Service of God

by Whitney In our Church every year there is a scripture that acts as the theme for the year. The theme this year is Doctrine and Covenants 4:2. This is one of my favorite sections in the scriptures. Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day. —Doctrine and Covenants 4:2  [Tweet "Serve Him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength, that ye may stand blameless before…Read more …
The Importance of Service

The Importance of Service

By Ryan All of us seem to have a common goal: to be happy. People generally think this will come from having the newest gadget or driving the fastest car. However, this is not the truth. These material things will only leave us happy for a time, but not for long. So what can we do to become truly happy? The answer comes through service. Not the service you receive, but the service you give to others. Growing up, my father was an excellent example of service to me. He would find opportunities…Read more …
Gratitude: A Key to a Happy Life

Gratitude: A Key to a Happy Life

by Rachel Before you start reading this, promise me that sometime today you'll find the time to go outside, stand there, look up at the sky, and contemplate how great life is. Okay, continue reading. (: Whether it's the beautiful San Diego beach my family visits for Christmas or up in the gorgeous mountains of Northern Salt Lake, my absolute favorite place to be is the outdoors.  Question: Why is your favorite place outside where there's bugs, it's cold, and you probably can't get very good internet service? Answer: Because there is something…Read more …
How Can Serving Others Benefit Everyone?

How Can Serving Others Benefit Everyone?

by Ben T. Winter is coming up, and it is the season of giving. When I think of winter I also think of snow. This season also brings along great duties. Some neighborhood kids and I go and snow shovel peoples driveways that may need it during this time. I always thought it was troublesome to shovel snow knowing that it would snow again the next day. I often asked myself if the people even cared. One day me and my friend were asked to go shovel this elderly couple’s driveway.   We got…Read more …
Service Is Effective Medicine

Service Is Effective Medicine

by Kaity Common complaints of the youth today may be about the pressures of school, friends, lack of sleep, car problems, or parental restrictions. To the youth that feel this way, I suggest an effective medicine to cure your problems. Lay your books aside for a few hours, leave your phone, and go visit someone who is lonely, someone who is sick, or someone who is discouraged. Oftentimes, if you have complaints about your life, it is because you are thinking too much of what concerns you and not of what may concern…Read more …
The Purpose of Missionary Work

The Purpose of Missionary Work

by Lincoln All of my life I’ve been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – more widely known as the Mormons. I’ve grown up within a family that goes to church every week, and friends who share the same beliefs I do. In our church, we follow our prophet, who speaks directly with God, and we follow his instructions. One of the Lord’s expectations revealed by the prophet is for all able and worthy young men to serve a mission, as well as any young women with…Read more …
Five SIMPLE Ways to Spread Sunshine

Five SIMPLE Ways to Spread Sunshine

by Ambree A well known song we sing at my church provides a great reminder: "Kindness begins with me!" President Gordon B. Hinckley once asked the question, "Why do any of us have to be so mean and unkind to others? Why can’t all of us reach out in friendship to everyone about us?" Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin added, "Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known...Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others."   [Tweet ""Kindness is how a Christlike person treats…Read more …
Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

by Rachel (Ladies, check out my brother's blog Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women) This past month while writing this blog, I wanted to find out what qualities girls look for in boys they date and what is most important in a future spouse. So I texted a bunch of the girls in my contacts, and I asked the question on my Facebook page. Now, while this isn’t a scientific study, it seems to be a pretty good measuring stick. Of course, nobody is perfect. We all have our flaws,…Read more …
Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

by Douglas (Guest Blogger) For as long as I can remember I have wanted to volunteer as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The question was never IF I would serve a mission, the question was more where would I be going to serve a mission. I have always known that a mission was the right thing to do and my dad has constantly told me that there are things you will learn on a mission that you will not learn anywhere else. I have a love for…Read more …