I recently decided to take Moroni’s self-improvement advice from Ether Chapter 12 and ask the Lord to show me my weakness. In brief, the Lord says that my French language skills are somewhere between non-existent and seriously pathetic and I really ought to do something about it. Like most people around the world, I was shocked… Read More “Je suis la Chose Faible”
1 Nephi 3:7 makes it onto most LDS members’ lists of favorite inspirational scriptures, in part because “I will go and do” is a very short, catchy line. It also helps that it shows up at the very beginning of the Book of Mormon and it can be quickly visualized or illustrated with Nike’s iconic “Just… Read More Why Did Nephi Go and Do?
This past weekend we traveled about a hundred miles west to Cape Coast to participate in a Coordinating Council with an Area Seventy, a mission president, several stake and district presidents and our Assistant Area Auditor over that region. The Cape Coast region is one of Ghana’s top tourist attractions, with some nice clean beaches,… Read More Remember Elmina!
I can relate to a comment from a mission president who was recently called to serve in Africa. He and his wife have long been involved with Africa, organizing and running a non-profit group. When he was called to return as a mission president, he asked the general authority who was issuing the call if… Read More The Esther Principle
I love the principle taught in a story from the missionary labors of President David O, McKay. In 1897, he was a young missionary serving in Scotland, knocking on doors and passing out missionary tracts. One day, a haggard woman, poorly dressed with sunken cheeks and unkempt hair answered the door, took the tract he… Read More “Will this buy me any bread?”