Aug 27, 2012

Half and Hour to Power

Introducing a scripture reading challenge for your family, youth group, or just for you.
We will be using this challenge for our youth in our ward ....beginning TODAY! But let's suppose this is for YOU.
This program is all about encouraging personal daily scripture reading, creating a personal goal of improvement, and striving to be better. Have an end goal or create an opportunity to share and report.
No matter how consistent you are, or how deep of a scriptorian you feel you are or aren't....we want to UP it! Let's take it to the next level.
If you are someone who never reads...let's start with opening your scriptures and setting a goal to read for at least 10 minutes.
If you already love the scriptures but lack consistency...let's make a goal for daily scripture reading. In my seminary days we used to have a Consecutive Club to see who could read the most days in a row. That could work for us right now. Make it a goal and plan for it in your day to read the scriptures every day.
If you are already very consistent at reading...Challenge yourself and improve the quality of your scripture study. Try to read for the full 30 minutes.

Some other ideas:

  • If you are reading in the Book of Mormon and have read 1 Nephi...
" I, Nephi, having been aborn of bgoodly cparents..."
too many times to count....
  • Try starting with 3 Nephi and reading about Christ's visitation to the Americas
  • Respond to the challenge: Half an Hour of Power

Aug 26, 2012

Answering the Three Questions

Growing up in "the mission field" of the Church, I was always surrounded by other Christian faiths who knew very little about my faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The thought that always ran through my mind was  how blessed I was to have the answers to the very basic questions of life we call The Plan of Salvation.

These questions are: Where did we come from?  Why are we here? Where do we go after this life?

Go to President Monson's talk from May 2012 Ensign The Race of Life ( pg 90)

Using this talk, how would you answer those three questions to  your friends?