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A Century of Missionary Work

Larry A. Hiller, “A Century of Missionary Work,” New Era, Jan. 2000, 28 The missionary message has not changed since the time of Joseph Smith. But missionaries and missionary life have changed a lot—especially in this century. Elder Scott DuVall, of Taylorsville, Utah, serves in Hyderabad, India. His maternal grandfather, Joseph Cummings, served in the Northwestern States Mission. The differences between their mission experiences are more than those between India and Montana, or between the years 1999 and 1946. Go back to 1901, and the changes are even more remarkable. The numbers: In January of 1901, there were only 1,739 missionaries serving. In 1946, when Elder Cummings served, about 2,400 answered the call. Today, his grandson Scott is one of…

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A Century of Aaronic Priesthood

Barbara Jean Jones, “A Century of Aaronic Priesthood,” New Era, Jan. 2000, 30 “It was quite a thrill to me when I was ordained a deacon and permitted to pass the sacrament,” wrote Rendell Mabey of his ordination to the Aaronic Priesthood in the early 1900s. Rendell was a typical Aaronic Priesthood holder of his day: he was born to an LDS family and lived in Utah all his life. Things have changed since then. In 1900, young men were part of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association. There was no official Church Scouting program until 1913. In 1900 there was no official age schedule for ordinations in the Aaronic Priesthood. It wasn’t until 1908 that a schedule was set:…

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Beat Out

It’s been a day-with-the-church-friends kind of day today. Made phone calls this morning for random RS stuff, then did a little Mafia Wars (I’m almost up to 100 mafia members), went to the ward picnic, delivered treats from the picnic to Bertie (the dying sister), and then went to Emily’s to play Catan. We invited a fourth couple, Lynlee and David, for the first time ever and played teams. It was lots of fun. Lynlee and David had not played Catan before, and it was kind of fun to teach it again. They liked it, and I think that we’ll have them come out to play again soon. Emily and David won. It’s so fun to be with them that…

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Website under construction

While I am creating a new theme for MormonShare — one that will be easier to navigate — the menus will be messed up. Please be patient! Something better is coming! I have improved several articles, brought back the more idiot proof sub-sub menus on the left side for RS and YW (Primary is yet to come), FIXED THE YW LESSON PAGES, and have added a couple of new articles. The new site design will make it much easier to share content. I am adding a SHARE and a FIND section to the top of the page that will help users find what they’re looking for and share great ideas more easily. If you are an editor, you are welcome…

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Good day

You know, I always think about Mary and Martha — one was the cleaner and the other was the let-it-go kind of personality. I am definitely of the let-it-go persuasion. I think this puts me in the minority of women. The past few weeks have been let-it-go weeks. While I feel like I’ve accomplished good things, I am still cranky that the house is a mess. Was cranky that the yard looked so bad, and ended up with a sunburn (now blistering) trying to fix it. I’ve never been good at working on jobs a little at a time, and my spurty-ness has been exacerbated with this compassionate service schedule. Today for instance, I had planned to finally clean house…

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Star Trek

http://www.businessinsider.com/box-office-preview-star-trek-set-to-beam-… “Not totally sucking” helps Star Trek. Awesome title!!! This pretty well sums it up for me — for the past several years it’s been hard to be a trek fan. Star Trek was smelling like a dirty sock (courtesy of Brian Braga imo). Since the movie, I have been thinking I should send JJ Abrams a thank you. All I want it to say is “I’m not embarassed to be a Star Trek fan anymore. Thank you.” I didn’t go to church Sunday because of my sunburn. It’s doing better now, but I was in a bad way yesterday. Even this morning I was having trouble bending my knees. It was a nice day tho. Lynlee and Jared told…

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A Day in the Life of Me

Friday just about put me in my grave. Got up late — still not sleeping well after hitting that cat with my car — but I got DD to school early so I could take DS to the dentist. Things went well there, so I took DS back to school and picked up DD to take her to get her passport. Well, some miscommunication occurred, and after getting her pix done I ended up at a different post office than Jared (both custodial parents have to appear for a minor to get a passport, unless they have a notarized statement). So, delay of 25 minutes while I got from 610 to 17. Pulled in the parking lot, and Jared realizes…

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