Signs and wonders

I recently read 3 Nephi 1, in the Book of Mormon. This took place right before Jesus Christ was born. It talks about how many of the people did not believe that Christ would come as the prophets had said. Many said that nobody could know for sure that He would come. There were some... Continue Reading →

Jacob Gates and Oliver Cowdery

My great-great-great grandfather Jacob Gates knew Oliver Cowdery and the Prophet Joseph Smith personally. He saw Joseph Smith on his horse heading to Carthage, IL before the martyrdom.  Here is a cool story about him talking to Oliver before his death. "Testimony of Jacob Gates. My father, Jacob Gates, while on his way to England,... Continue Reading →

Hot Wheels

I’ve always loved cars. When I was young I had an impressive Matchbox / Hot Wheels car collection. I liked the Mustangs, Camaros, Cougars, Impalas, Chevelles, Chargers, Challengers, and Bel Airs.  I really took good care of them. My family would laugh because at a pretty young age I could tell what the make and... Continue Reading →

Cleave unto charity

While reading 1 Corinthians chapter 13, I was pondering how this scripture seemed to directly apply to those who have doubts about Joseph Smith, the prophets & apostles, the Church, the Book of Mormon, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Charity is not just about giving to the poor, it is also defined as: lenient... Continue Reading →

Love One Another

As I have been pondering a bit today driving from Pennsylvania to New Jersey from one meeting to another, I have been thinking about a friend who has been questioning his faith in the gospel, particularly his faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon faith.  We are very good... Continue Reading →

Sweetness of the Spirit

Every year as General Conference approaches I get excited. I love General Conference. I love listening to the prophet, the apostles, and other leaders of the Church. My mission president is now an apostle, Elder Neil L. Andersen. He once told us missionaries that when Elder Oaks came to Bordeaux during the creation of the... Continue Reading →

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