Latter-day Miracles

Many of us have read stories of large groups of people joining the Church, whether from the early 1800s when members like Wilford Woodruff converted near entire townships, or, in later times, when pioneer members in Ghana brought thousands into the Church even before it was officially established there.Often the record of these events shows us what happened but offers less insight about how the wo ...

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The Simple & Weak

The Lord promised He would build the kingdom on the shoulders of the simple and weak:“The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones … that mine everlasting covenant might be established; that the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers” (D&C 1:19-24).From 1991 to ...

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Friends, Responsibility & Nourishment In The Word

President Gordon B. Hinckley counseled that new converts need friends, responsibility and nourishment in the good word of God.A milkman from Maine and his wife introduced the gospel to many families and neighbors. After teaching them the gospel, the milkman, who was the bishop of his ward, called the newly converted families to share the gospel with other families. He also called the newly convert ...

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“If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?” (Matthew 18:12).A band of twelve members from Malden, Massachusetts gathered weekly after church to ask: “Who could have been here today that didn’t come?” As they brought new people in, the location of this after-ch ...

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It’s Easy to Love: Sister Susan Fulcher

A young woman named Susan Fulcher said to herself, “missionary work is just loving people, and it's easy to love!”Meet new people, and be curious. When she moved into a new ward in Cambridge, she made loving the members of that ward a top priority. She arrived early at church to meet new people. She asked these new friends many curious questions to discover what they do and wh ...

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Love One Another

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).In a branch in Lamoille, Vermont and wards in Terenure, Ireland and Weston, Massachusetts, dozens of people were baptized each year, even while adjacent wards struggled to find a few new members. The members in these three areas each assumed the power was in their hands to bring to pass righteous ...

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