"Update. We had a HP leadership meeting tonight. The other assistant had concerns too. The HPGL said not to worry too much, because we will NOT be following their mandate. He sent the emails to us to gauge our reaction, and figured since neither of…"
"I have felt that way. Yes there has always been a strong encouragement for "One night a week with the missionaries. This can be delegated throughout the HP group leadership or the quorum both HP and Elders. Monthly PPIs have been in the books…"
"Sometimes we are required to do hard things. Because something is hard doesn't mean that it isn't right to do. In the early days of the church fathers were often commanded to serve long missions in foreign lands, leaving their families for…"
"I can completely understand your frustrations. I have been in situations where the demand seems to be too much. At the same time I would counsel that you should look beyond the burden and try to understand the blessing. It sounds…"
"I'm in the bishopric of my ward. So far, we haven't received these kinds of mandates in our area (Las Vegas). On the other hand, I have been involved in asking people to do things beyond what they believe they can do. I have gone to my…"
"Honestly, I haven't heard anything like this. Then again, I am only in a singles ward and I've never been in a presidency position other than secretary.
From what little I understand, family should come first. Prayer about the…"
Hi folks. Sorry about this post, the content has been bugging me for several days. I've been reluctant to post, because to be blunt I'm more than a bit grumpy at the moment. I'm currently an assistant in the Ward HP group and over the last week or so I've been getting emails from the HP group leader & bishop advising of new initiatives from the Pacific Area Presidency regarding re-activation efforts. Every email comes with a forward from the Area Presidency (so i know this is coming from…See More
"Interesting discussion. Unfortunately we are in a world where the sabbath doesn't mean much to the majority of people - even many other Christian religions no longer place as much emphasis on the sabbath. As an example the local Catholic school…"
"I grew up LDS in a small city where the active LDS population was about 20. Throughout most of my time in youth / YSA, I was the only LDS (active or not) member in town between the ages of 12 and 30. With no like-minded peers, it was very easy to…"
"Hi there G. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the…"
"There has certainly been a push for a while now for members to focus more on the basics of the gospel than on various opinions, speculations etc. At the end of the day, understanding topics such as those listed above may be interesting, but…"
Hi there G. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
I was thinking about how with a change in perspective and the tone of language we used to describe something, we can easily make many day to day things into warped horror movie premises. Examples:When we eat meat and seafood, we are eating corpses. The terms meat and seafood basically exist because saying that we are eating corpses or flesh is really unpleasant sounding. We also say meat "went bad" or "spoiled" because actually describing it as flesh that has decomposed more than what we are…See More
"Of course there are people there who are not rich. I'm not referring to Swiss people, I'm referring to people from other countries wanting to live there. There are people mainly from Turkey living there doing menial jobs but they are all…"
"Re: Liam's comment, It also depends on how the program was framed from the get-go. My understanding of AA is that it's pure numbers and often leads to tokenism ("this guy's not qualified but I need X blacks on the crew to be…"
""I'd still have a problem with people getting preferential treatment because of things we can't change, such as sexual orientation, skin colour (unless it's Michael Jackson) etc."
IMO that's part of figuring all…"
"What I had in mind originally would've been having free movement between the UK and EU countries without us actually being in the EU. I'm aware that Switzerland has many bilateral treaties with the EU on different issues but I was thinking…"