To Sacrifice,Well as long as you feel peace, the truth doesn't
matter. As long as you have personal satisfaction, exploitative religious
leaders take poor people's money by promising them castles in the sky after they
die.But as long as your happy...
If you want to become Christlike, sacrifice is required. These buildings do
require sacrifice but they are worth it. I believe they have added more to my
life than 10% of my income.Some may say that I am gullable. I feel
peace and that is all that matters.
I saw the TV coverage on the Twin Falls TV station. President Monson somehow
inadvertently singled out for mention a little boy who had cancer and his
mother. President Monson implied that somehow the hand of God was involved in
"telling" him to notice these two people. My question is, what happens next? Is
there any special significance in the Lord telling President Monson to notice
these people? Does that mean a cure is on the way. I am having a little problem
in figuring out the significance, especially to the little boy and his mother,
in their being "noticed" by President Monson. Please help me as I am a serious
inquirer trying to understand the LDS faith and doctrines.
As I've somewhat followed the Olympics on the other side of the world, and noted
the world leaders, the talent, the top athletes of the world be honored and
rightly so for their efforts, I could only think Sunday night, that while all
that was going on, WE had a prophet of the Lord in our midst.
Another great and spacious building funded from the required tithing dollars of
poor people who scrimp and toil just to survive, but the Church takes 10% of
their livelihood. Meanwhile, the executives of the LDS Church live in luxury,
with nice cars, nice food, the best health care, all the perks, and nice, large
stipends for their personal use, and they build these very expensive buildings
that only the elite in the Church get to actually use.Something is
not right in Salt Lake City.
What a pleasure and a blessing it has been to participate in the cultural
celebration and the dedication of our Twin Falls Temple. I and several other
leaders from our stake and the other 13 stakes have worked diligently and
tirelessly for several months. I had a Stake leader say to me a few weeks ago,
"Won't you be glad when this is over?" My truthful and tearful answer was, "No!
I've enjoyed every single minute working with the youth and adults! I will miss
this so much!" Thanks to everyone that put in time, energy and effort. Where
on earth could an event as big in scope and vision have happened? The
transformation of the arena was in itself a miracle. I marvel at the goodness
and commitment of members of our church and the vision they have to make
something a lasting and wonderful memory! Thanks to our wonderful, wholesome
and spirited youth! You were FANTASTIC! Carry on in the faith and remember
President Monson's blessing to you.
We are so grateful to have a temple in our area. No more driving for two hours
to serve in the temple. Our son was one of the workers on the temple and we
feel it such a privilege for that. Only the BEST is used for a temple and if
something isn't perfect it must be redone with the best of materials. It will
last for hundreds of years. The leaders have worked on this celebration for
about two years and they and the youth did a fantastic job. The Celebration was
a tremendous sight to behold. The Chairman over the whole celebration worked so
diligently for two years and died just two days before the celebration. He gave
his all. We loved seeing President Monson and enjoyed his sense of humor at the
dedication. He is a wonderful man, prophet and president of the church. I
thank God for our Prophet.
I was blessed to get to help with costumes for the cultural event, though I got
shingles part way though and a dear relative took over till I could again help.
I was further blessed to have a short duration of the outbreak, and so was
sewing again after only 10 days. I super enjoyed getting to see the cultural
event live, 7 rows above where the Prophet sat and 2 people to his left. I had
my ticket to attend the dedication of the temple via technology media, but
after getting dressed to go, I stopped on my way to visit my mother before going
on to the dedication. I felt impressed to stay with her though I would miss the
dedication. I did the right thing as she died a few hours later. I feel maybe
the Heavenly Throng in our area for the dedication, helped her be able to let go
of this earthly life, as she'd been a temple worker too. I'm so thankful for our
closer temple, and the Plan of Salvation, to know I will see her again. I miss
her but it's ok. Death is a graduation from Heavens' boarding school.
When you prepare for over 4 month for something it usually turns out to be Anti
Climatic and the thought you most have is Thank God Its Over. About 10 years
ago, my Daughter now 27, and a friend took part in A Pioneer Celebration in
Portland Or. We lived about 90 miles away (Sheridan) and it required a few
trips to Portland. The event was held a Portlands AAA Ballpark. The Wife and I
went as we had to do transportation anyway) and sat under cover so when it
rained we did not get wet. The weather held pretty good and it turned out to be
a wonderful event. What this goes to, is the Little Girl and President Monson
(who I love dearly), putting the Mortar on the Corner Stone. She will always
remember that event, in part because some people will never let her forget it.
It kind of sets her out and her fish bowl will be looked into more closely then
some others. Both a good thing and a bad thing depending on how she copes with
Also participated through satellite broadcast. Wonderful!
This is a great thing to have a new temple.I'm sure that the Lord is
pleased with thosewho care and will participate in the TempleOrdinances at the new temple.Lord Bless...
A bunch of leaders prepared youth from the Wood River Valley for 4 months to
participate in this Youth Cultural Celebration. Seeing the final performance
last night brought tears to my eyes. This was a fantastic event.
Three of my own children participated.
I attended the dedication via a stake center good to have temple here and feel
of the spirit.