Category Archives: Caring for the poor

The Missing Jesus

The Missing Jesus “If You’re Missing Baby Jesus” by Jean Gietzen. About a week before Christmas the family bought a new nativity scene. When they unpacked it they found 2 figures of the Baby Jesus. “Someone must have packed this … Continue reading

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Brigham Young’s October 1856 Address

Brigham Young’s address to the Saints October 5, 1856 When Brigham Young heard that the many of the Saints who left with handcarts had left late in the season and that snows were coming early that year in 1856, he … Continue reading

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The Old Fisherman

The Old Fisherman Our house was directly across the street from the entrance of a popular hospital in the city. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing … Continue reading

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Nellie Pucell Unthank

The heavy morning frost on the Wyoming Plains west of Fort Laramie made walking unpleasant for those who were barefoot or in tattered shoes among the ill-fated 1856 Mormon handcart companies destined for Salt Lake City. Both the Willie and … Continue reading

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Joseph Millett: An answer to a prayer

In 1871, in the tiny Mormon farming settlement in Spring Valley, White Pine, Nevada (about 60 miles from Ely), Latter-day Saint Newman Hall found himself entirely out of flour and unable to feed his family. He asked some of his … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Mite

Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4 Jesus took time out to show his apostles an example of charity that was probably overlooked in his time. In Mark 12 we read the following: Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the … Continue reading

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Matthew 15: Enough and to Spare

Matthew 15 details the discussion Jesus has with the Pharisees regarding the traditions of the elders (Matthew 15:1-15).  At issue is the condition of our heart.  Why do we do the things that we do? The second section of this … Continue reading

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Ruth – Heaven Works Backwards

Ruth is a great book for teenagers.  So many of them can relate to a person who has had so many difficulties.  We began the study of the  book of Ruth by writing on the white board all of the … Continue reading

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D&C 78-79 Love people not things, use things, not people

D&C 78 Care for the poor Secion 78 deals with an issue that is relevant in families, cities, nations and in the world.  One verse summarizes the problem that this section is addressing: “For if ye are not equal in earthly things … Continue reading

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D&C 38-42 I have made the earth rich

These sections illustrate how God wants to take care of His children in a way that if implemented, would exceed any of the various methods that man has devised.  In section 37 the Lord instructed the Saints to go to … Continue reading

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