In January 2016, the Philippines Area Presidency introduced the Philippines Area Plan. The Area Plan sets forth an inspired Vision Statement for all members of the Church: “By exercising faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, members will obey the commandments, make, honor and renew sacred covenants and more fully establish the Kingdom of God in the Philippines.”
Hearts “turned” during the recently-held Alaminos Philippines District Family Discovery Day activity. This is part of the district’s on-going effort to motivate both members and non-members to do family history.
As the entire country participates in the rebroadcast of the 186th Semiannual General Conference, let us look back to the very first conference held by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines.
It is never too late to return and receive the blessings of the restored gospel. Through the atoning power of Jesus Christ, all wounds can be healed. However, it is of great importance that we hasten the work of the rescue.
The Lord has made it clear that every worthy young man is under priesthood obligation to serve a full-time mission and that sisters may choose to do likewise. Preparation, in its many facets, for this period of faithful service begins well before one’s eighteenth or nineteenth birthday.
We should desire the promised protection from the adversary that comes from our yielding to the influence of the Spirit of Elijah, which is the Holy Ghost’s ability to focus us on the eternal principles associated with the family and in turn family history work.
Elder Jeffrey Holland once said “Salvation is not a cheap experience.” Since it is not a cheap experience, the ways to obtain it will never be easy! We must do the simple things that can bring about great things.
What if there were a way to overcome any bad habit, addiction or burden that you have? What if there were a way to gain such confidence in the Lord that you could call down the powers of Heaven and know that He is there guiding your footsteps? There is a way.
The Philippines Area Presidency has given instructions on the focus of the lesson that will be discussed every fifth Sunday of 2016. Members are encouraged to think of their personal and family goals which they are to write down in a pamphlet that will be distributed on May 29.
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."