Posted in Africa Baptism Doctrine and Covenants Faith Family Friends Gospel of Jesus Christ International Miracles MIssionary work Sacrifice The Church

The Blessing of Blackberries: Side Effects of a Joyous Baptism

In May I had one of the most joyous days of my life as two friends of ours, a courageous and very talented mother from Africa and her intelligent, faithful…

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Posted in Book of Mormon Evidence Gospel of Jesus Christ International Miracles MIssionary work Prayer Service Stories

“Here, Take My Camera”: Responding to the Miraculous Message and Convincing Power of the Book of Mormon

The Shanghai International District Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was held March 17 and 18, 2018, in Shanghai. The highlight by far was the musical…

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Posted in Charity China Gospel of Jesus Christ MIssionary work Service Society

What Ammon’s Story Can Teach Us About Blessing China

There are many Christians who want to do something to help China and the Chinese people. Latter-day Saints who are interested in China often consider the story of Ammon in…

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A Winter of Miracles

The past few weeks have been a winter of miracles for me, and I wish to express my wonder and gratitude. One of the top blessings was the baptism of…

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Posted in Critics Evidence Gospel of Jesus Christ MIssionary work Scholarship The Church

Coping with the “Big List” of Attacks on the LDS Faith

One of the challenges in defending one’s faith is coping with critics who use the “Big List” technique in their attack. This involves throwing out numerous arguments to create the…

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Posted in Asia MIssionary work News

Stop the Crazy Rumors about China: NO, Missionaries Are Not Being Sent There

I’ve had several people tell me that they heard of someone or even knew someone who had received a “secret” mission call from the Church to go on a mission…

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“And Their Numbers Were Few”

“And it came to pass that I beheld the church of the Lamb of God, and its numbers were few….” – 1 Nephi 14:12 Here’s a common question that LDS…

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Governor George Romney Saved the Life of a Mafia Man: Lessons from Mario’s Conviction

Previously I discussed one of my favorite LDS videos, Mario’s Conviction: One Man’s Journey from Mafia to Mormon. It is a documentary produced by Avalanche Studios, owned by my brother,…

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Governor Rod Blagojevich vs. Former Governor George Romney: Insights from a Mafia Conversion Story

I was in Chicago yesterday, and I was there the week before – yes, I admit that I have been there several times and have a few friends there. But…

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