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Mormon Family Home Evening

Mormon Family Home Evening

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also referred to as Mormons) encourages members to set aside an evening once a week for family activities, discussions, and instruction. This began in 1915 when President Joseph F. Smith and his counselors (The President of the Mormon Church at the time) began a Church-wide effort to strengthen the family. They asked parents to get their children together once each week for a “Family Home Evening”, a time for families to study the gospel together and do other activities that strengthen the family spiritually, create memories together, and increase unity and love.

Today, Mormons have these weekly family events (usually Mondays, or whenever it works best for the family’s schedule) to take the time to pray and sing together, read scriptures, spiritually uplift one another, and participate in activities that build and strengthen family unity. Mormon Church leaders do not schedule meetings or activities on Monday nights for this reason, so that families can more easily be together.

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Mormon Parents Teaching Their Children

Mormon Parents Teaching Their Children

In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called the Mormons) stated, “Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live.” God has commanded parents to teach their children the difference between right and wrong.

Mormons esteem it very important to teach the gospel and life’s lessons to children and youth. This includes teaching them the doctrines of Jesus Christ, such as faith, baptism, repentance, service, love, etc… This teaching should largely happen in the home, with Church classes and programs complementing and sustaining parents’ efforts. It is important to always do so out of love, like the Savior Jesus Christ. By parents preparing themselves spiritually, they can create an environment in the home of love and growth.

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Mormon Children Activities

African American Mormons

The church creates opportunities for kids, from young children to teenagers.  The boys in this religion have the chance to become a boy scout and with hard work, an Eagle Scout. In doing this activity they are taught very many important skills. They are taught life skills such as: team work, respect, integrity, and honesty.  Camping and First Aid are some activities they do as a Boy Scout.  They pass of skills and earn badges.  To get their “Eagle” they have to plan and complete a service project. It is more than life skills, it strengthens the love of Christ and personal testimony. These are some of the many benefits. From this, the boys develop a better self image and not to mention very important life skills.

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Mormon Missionary

Mormon Missionary

A letter written from a Mormon missionary serving in Brasilia, Brazil, a week before he went home to his family after serving a two year mission.

Hey family,
I was in tears on Sunday as we ate lunch with a elderly couple of new converts of 2 months. In their little house and run down furniture they made us the most incredible banquet of food. They have nothing, but they give everything they have to the missionaries. They are so grateful to be members.

I hope you all realized how blessed we are.

For the past 2 years I have visited, studied, and prayed about every church there is. And there is nothing, nothing that even comes close to being as perfect as the Church of Jesus Christ. Because it is His church! Why does the world doubt it? It is the coolest thing ever to be Mormon!

Every single bus I go on I stand up in front of everyone to bear my testimony. To let the world know that the Lord has restored his church on the earth again, and that I know Christ lives and that He loves us. And that through faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, enduring to the end we can return in glory to our heavenly homes.

The Lord will give you 100 reasons to believe in the Church and 1 or 2 things to doubt it just to prove your faith. But it wasn’t supposed to be easy.
Well I Love you all. I feel sad that this will be my last letter that I will be writing to you as a missionary. It has been a wonderful two years and has been my honor to recognize each week the hand of the Lord in my life. I love my mission. It has meant everything to me. I hope that we can all remember the things we have learned together in these last two years. They really are the best two years.

For the last time
Much love,
Elder Daniel

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Mormon Sister Missionaries

Mormon Sister Missionaries

A letter written from a Mormon sister missionary serving in Costa Rica, her last letter to her family before returning home after 1 ½ years of service.

Man am I running around like a chicken with her head cut off! One stresses out thinking, hoping, praying that they have done everything, found everyone, and learned all that the Lord has prepared. The Lord has given me peace and I know I have done my very best, I just know it. I never could have done it with out my big, patient, 1,000,000 times forgiving, loving, and faithful brother Jesus Christ. Oh how I have learned that will out him what I do is peanuts, I am nothing! I told my self before I walked on that plane to Costa Rica that I was going to give all I had, and do anything that the Lord required of me. I prayed every day that he would strengthen, teach, and guide me and he has, every moment of the way. How grateful I am for this time Ive had to serve, love, and share my testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel. This has been the most gratifying year and a half of my entire life. I thank the Lord for taking me on the ride of my life! But I have also come to realize that there is still so much to be done and so much to learn. Really the ride is just getting started.
There are no words or feelings to describe what an incredible experience this has been. I will never forget the dusty streets of Nicoya littered with Roosters and Mango trees, the Green lush Mountain side, simple Coffee farmers, the running rivers and Rainstorms, the calle de muerte in San Vicente where I got bit by a dog (and had to receive 8 rabies shots) where we would see the tennis shoes on the powerlines marking the drug spots, and the Drunk Apocalipsis man that used to always chase us around. I don’t know if my cravings (antojos) for lemon platino chips or sweet papaya will go away, but this I do know for sure that I will never forget the conversions I saw, how the testifying spirit felt, and how the gospel of Jesus Christ became the greatest treasure and miracle of peoples lives. The gospel of Jesus Christ is true and all those who follow by its precepts will find eternal happiness in this life and in the next with their beloved families. This I know is true.
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
I also know more now than I ever did how lucky I am for the parents, brothers and sisters, extended family, and incredible opportunities and blessings I’ve been given in my life. The Lord is so good to me.
Love Always,
Your forever Missionary in the greatest mission in the World,
The San Jose Costa Rica Mission

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The Young Women Organization

Mormons and the Young Women Organization

The Young Women’s organization in the Mormon Church includes all young women from ages 12-18. With their motto “Stand for truth and righteousness”, these young Mormon women meet together each Sunday for one hour where they are taught by their lessons by their leaders that prepare them to be virtuous and strong women. They also meet once a week for activities. Some of these activities may include cooking classes, learning basic self defense or tips on how to budget, lessons on health and fitness, playing games, and humanitarian projects. These activities aim to promote personal development, and provide a wholesome environment where these Mormon youth can make lasting friends with others who share similar beliefs and values.
Katie, a Mormon girl said, “I love the Young Women program, where I feel accepted and loved. It’s also an environment that makes me want to become a little better each day, and more like my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that my leaders truly care about me, and the girls have become like sisters to me.”

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Mormon Beliefs: Children Are Alive In Christ

Mormon Beliefs: Children Are Alive In Christ

Mormons believe that children are innocent before God. From latter day revelation, members of the Mormon Church believe that children are redeemed through the mercy of Jesus Christ. Unlike most other Churches, Mormons believe that men must be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgressions. Until they reach the “age of accountability”, or age 8, they are considered perfect in God’s eyes. In fact, Jesus taught us to become more like these little children for their meekness, humility, patience, and full of love.

To explain, accountability does not come full-bloom to a child at any set instant in his/her life; children become accountable gradually- over a number of years. However, there comes a time when accountability is real and valid, and consequently the person must be held accountable for their sins.

Mormon beliefs also state that little children are saved automatically in the Celestial kingdom, and therefore obtain the highest degree of glory. There is no restriction as to race, kindred, or tongue. Little children are all alive in Christ, and all are saved by him, through and because of His atonement.

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