In infant schools and church services throughout the month of December, children dress in bath robes and towels to re-enact the Nativity.
Surely there isn’t a better way to share the Gospel than to be visibly happy as we live it?
All of us have experienced storms in our lives.
And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness.…[F]or if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them
One of the tools we have in the church to strengthen, unite, make plans, goals, pray, answer doctrinal questions and to have a joyful time is family home evening, where we can demonstrate Jesus Christ´s example.
Jesus Christ knows you and makes spiritual guidance available to you when it will be most helpful. We can increase our chances to sense and understand His guidance.
Life has many uncertainties but one thing is certain, that we are all invited to come unto Christ no matter who we are and no matter our circumstances.
Given the complexities of today’s world, achieving self-reliance is often felt as a daunting pursuit. However, if seen from the perspective of faith, it is a conquerable goal.
The pattern established by the Savior is that His Church must meet on the Sabbath to partake of the Sacrament.
The spiritual regimen must include regular spiritual exercises like daily prayer and scripture study, performing service as well as weekly spiritual nourishment.
Meet the leaders of the Europe Area
'The gift of self is an invaluable gift of love which ironically grows larger as we give it away. Perhaps this is what the Savior had in mind when he said, “Whosover will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 16:25)...
General Conferences give us an opportunity to find our King Benjamin talks. These talks that speak so strongly to our hearts, our souls and our spirits, are like manna from Heaven.
Sunday is a day we look forward to. On this special day, we strengthen our relationship with God and with the Savior by going to church and partaking of the sacrament.
The Sabbath provides an unparalleled respite from the cares of our tumultuous world and a rest from our media bombarded lives. It is a time to slow down and enter a world of contemplation.
Finding ancestors brings into our lives the Spirit of Elijah, which refines and strengthens us.
The Savior is the perfect example of love in thought, word, and deed. The scriptures give us insight into His loving nature.
What of us? Do we “buy for other people?” Or are we patient enough to wait so that we do not get into debt except for essentials – possibly education, a house and modest car – and even then we pay them off quickly.
How do we assess the importance of spiritual and temporal Self-Reliance?
I am convinced that the inspired invitation we have each been given – “To Bring a Friend to Him” – is one that we can all follow and apply in our lives.
We live in times of great commotion. The daily news and our own personal challenges could make our courage fail and cause fear to overtake us
If we open our eyes and hearts we can find someone to bless with our kindness during this special season.
My vision on where to go is sometimes blurry while standing on the ground, but the Lord has prepared a way to help us and guide us through life since he has a better view.
At the beginning of this earth, we already learned that a day of sanctification and rest was defined.
By making the Sabbath holy we can take joy in it and experience many blessings that God is anxious to pour upon us.
To be born of God is a unique, personal and unforgettable experience that enables us to overcome our lives’ challenges.
The little cards with three invitations to act are intended to bring us and our friends closer to our Heavenly Father and our Savior.
Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. As members become self-reliant, they are also better able to serve and care for others.
Living according to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ will bring the blessings of spiritual and temporal self-reliance.
Being holy means, in part, to be clean, and not having the spots or stains of the world in our lives is a great step toward holiness.
I testify that Jesus is the Christ, that He is the Saviour of all mankind. His love for us is immense. - I pray that each of us may organize ourselves and prepare in order to feel the true Spirit of Christmas.
As members of the Church all have a desire to share the Gospel with others. The electronic highway of the Internet is of great assistance in carrying out this assignment.
The Holy Temple of the Lord is “the mountain of the Lord” where we can strengthen our faith in our Heavenly Father and in His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
As we come into the Church through baptism, we are filled with the hope for eternal life and to come closer to God by better understanding Him and his purpose for us.
The simplified Area Plan was launched in January. We are now over half way through the year. This is a good moment to ask yourself how you are progressing with the three priorities.
By holding to the iron rod, in the faithful Saints in Europe are reaping the fruits promised by the Lord and becoming more spiritually and temporally self-reliant.
An essential part of our faith is reaching self-reliance, both spiritually and temporally. Self-reliance has been and is one of the priorities taught to the Saints in this dispensation.
“There will be a great sifting time, and many will fall; for…there is a test coming, and who will be able to stand?”
Gratitude enables us to see the hand of God guiding our lives; it strengthens our will to keep His commandments. We align our will to our Father’s will.
This is the best time of the year to invite others to come unto Christ because many are happy to come to a carol service or a Christmas party but not what they consider to be a more formal service.
Many members are using social media to invite their nonmember friends and family to mission farewells and homecomings, baptisms, ward parties, baby blessings, and other church events.
In His mercy, the Lord has determined that His children need to work together, helping one another, to be successful in living the law of the Gospel.
Recently our daughter Ruth began her mission in the São Paulo South Mission. Before she went to Brazil, we went as a family to the Madrid temple. We had an experience that united our whole family.
I can express my love for the Savior, who is the source of my joy, by sharing the gospel with others. Love must ever be the motivation for missionary work.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel outlined in the Articles of Faith. It is the brick that lays the foundation upon which everything in the Plan of Salvation is built.
Area Leadership Message by Elder Massimo De Feo Each time we receive a calling, generally we limit our service to the model we use to define our calling.
We would like to express gratitude for the goodness and faithfulness of the members of the church throughout Europe.
We are all united in assisting Our Heavenly Father, “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” or the Work of Salvation.
“We are under covenant both to lift up those in need and to be witnesses of the Saviour as long as we live”
As we keep sacred the covenants that we have made, we will draw closer to God. Our desires shall align with His.