Marriage is an important and an essential step in our eternal progression. It is one of the most important decisions of your mortal life. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has taught us that, "Marriage is the most trusting step in any human relationship. It is a real act of faith. The very nature of the endeavor requires that you hold onto each other as tightly as you can and jump."
Easter is a time to remember all that Jesus Christ has done for us. It's also a time to consider His simple invitation that has the power to transform us forever. Elder Haynie of the Philippines Area Presidency shares his story on how Christ's invitation to "Come, follow me" gives us hope for new life.
Inako ni Jesucristo ang mga kasalanan at kalungkutan ng mundo. Bagama’t Siya ay ipinako sa krus, nagbangon Siya mula sa patay. Sa Paskong ito ng Pagkabuhay, alamin kung paano rin mababago ang ating buhay sa pamamagitan ni Jesucristo.
“What changes have we made as individuals, families, and wards or branches in order to better honor the Sabbath day since being invited by prophets, seers, and revelators to do so?” Elder Haynie challenges us to think of how we can make the Sabbath day more meaningful for us.
President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, together with his wife Sister Wendy Nelson, met with hundreds of Young Single Adults (YSAs) from Southern Luzon, Metro Manila and Iloilo. The venues in the three locations were filled to capacity as YSAs intently listened to their messages.
Everyone who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a descendant of Israel either by bloodline or adoption. If you magnify your callings and receive all of the ordinances offered by our Father in the temple, you are entitled to all the promised blessings—the inheritance. What is promised to the faithful, obedient seed of Abraham, the inheritance received together by a worthy priesthood bearer who magnifies his calling and a worthy woman who magnifies her calling?
More than 2,000 years ago, God sent Jesus Christ to be our Savior. Born to save us from our sins, born so we can be born again and return to live with God someday. Let us rejoice greatly this Christmas season, for unto all of us, #ASaviorIsBorn. Visit http://mor.mn/41b6f to learn more.
Have you noticed that there is Christmas tinsel all around right now? Flashing lights crowd evergreen trees, Christmas carols fill the air, malls are humming with people and they seem to be jubilant in their expectation of a joyous Christmas Day. These are the days when memories are made and so I pause to ponder what memories I will help to make for those all around me right now. They must surely go beyond a plastic toy, a new shirt, an intriguing novel or a favorite food. Lasting Christmas memories are those that touch your soul and the souls of others.
The temple ordinances and attendant covenants are ancient. They began with Father Adam and Mother Eve. What was God’s purpose in providing a plan whereby his children could exercise agency and enter into covenants with Him, or by that same agency chose not to follow Him?
In Section 101 of the Doctrine & Covenants, there is a parable that the Lord declares as His “will concerning the redemption of Zion.” As we consider the 2015 Philippines Area Goal to “feast upon the words of Christ,” the imagery in the parable takes on added meaning, particularly in light of the need for us to prepare to receive the teachings and testimonies of prophets, seers, and revelators during the upcoming October 2015 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
As I write this article I can see out of my office window the hustle and bustle of people moving along the road and sidewalk outside of the beautiful Manila Temple. Most of those passing by are oblivious to the importance of this sacred edifice and what it represents. You and I know the temple is a holy place where sacred ordinances are performed through the restored Holy Priesthood. What happens in the temple is yet another manifestation of God's love for us.