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Prince Ata, the second son of the King of Tonga and fourth in line to the throne has finally been baptized

Prince Ata viewing the October 2014 General Conference with missionaries.
Prince Ata viewing the October 2014 General Conference with missionaries.

There was a lot of controversy when the Prince Ata Tonga showed interest in the Mormon Church. The king learned of his second son decided to be baptized, and when he sent his soldiers first to stop the baptism, but the prince sent the soldiers.

The king was not content with this, but sent the Prime Minister of Tonga to bring an end to the spectacle and negotiate with the prince. The baptism was postponed for a while and the prince continued to go to church.

But now, finally, Prince Ata been baptized in a church in Hawaii in March. We must hope that the king did not make him arvslös and everything else that he threatened. It's not easy when you have errant parents who do not like the religion chosen. This occurs more often than you think.

http://lds.net/blog/hasten/tongan-prince-baptized-mormon-church-fathers-wishes/#.VQGkJeGwHZg

http://www.nzkanivapacific.co.nz/2015/03/prince-ata-baptised-in-mormon-church-despite-kings-repeated-requests-to-postpone-ceremony/#.VQGp4-GwHZj

http://mormonlady.com/2014/11/03/kungen-av-tonga-skickar-premiarministern-for-att-stoppa-sonen-fran-att-dopas/

An app for prästadömsförättningar

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An app for the priesthood ordinances that are not officially church has now been translated into Swedish.

The following ordinances are covered:

1. Anoint with oil
2. Seal the anointing
3. Inaugurating oil
4. Confer the priesthood and ordain to the ministry
5. Separating officers
6. A father's blessing or other blessings of comfort and counsel
7. Give the child's name and blessing
8. Renaming
9. Confirm
10. The Sacrament
11. Inaugurating home
12. Inaugurating the graves

Follow the link to read more: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.klapheck.priesthoodordinances

A contrast in everything

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In 2 Nephi 2: 11 it says: "For it must needs be opposition in all things. If not, my wilderness first-born, no one would be able to righteousness, nor any wickedness, nor any holiness nor misery, nor anything good or evil. Therefore, all things must necessarily be a composite whole, because if there was only a single drive, it must remain as lifeless without either life or death, impermanence or incorruption, happiness nor misery, awareness or unawareness. "

This principle is found in many cultures and philosophies. Yin and yang, for example. Day and night, light and darkness, good and evil, wet and dry, hot and cold, sun and rain - we think in opposites, and nature is created with opposites.

Do you remember that a few years ago was a symbol that read "we like different"? This symbol came to protest against racism, and we talked about how society is enriched by all different people. In a sense, one can say that it applies the same principle that Paul speaks of in First Corinthians 12, where he resembles the Church members and their various talents at various body limbs. We are all different and have different talents, and therefore can fulfill different functions in cooperation. How would society be like if everyone was good at singing, but no one could cultivate? Or if all were talented economists, but no one was able to perform surgery?

Strangely enough, there is one area in our Swedish culture where diversity suddenly not at all acceptable, and where everyone should be exactly equal. This single difference that does not proceed, and that must not occur, is the inequality between the sexes. Men and women should be exactly the same, and do exactly the same amount of the exact same things.

I find it strange that this is called "equality", because when things are equal, they are of equal worth, not alike. And how can men and women be worth as much as that of women in all the millennia have done valued lower than that men have done? If you really want real equality ought to be, instead of trying to get everyone to do as much of the same things, valuing the care of children (including one's own!) As much as engineering. Let people be free to choose who should take care of the kids and for how long, if children go to kindergarten or be at home, and let child care giving as much of retirement employment.

Now say well no "but then people stay home with the kids and take a vacation from work and get retirement!" If you think it's vacation to be at home with the kids, you have not done it for years. When you are at home parent staying on the job 24 hours a day, while the rest of the family, a vacation from school and jobs has been more work than usual. It has been continuously operating, no salary, and usually you also do all the housework while since you "yet only'm home." But if you choose to stay at home parent, you do it because you think that the most important thing you can do is take care of their children, not because it is restful, or because you can not handle a "real" job.

Obviously there are many who can not afford one parent stays at home (our society's built for it to be so), and it does not fit either all be at home parent full time. But my point is that we humans are different, not only in terms of ethnic origin or ideology; we are also different as men and women, and as individuals. Can not the society stop trying to force us to be like?


Guest Columnist: Miriam

 

Breaking records, sharing faith: 1,000 gather for live Nativity in Provo

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What Happens When You gather world-class musicians, YouTube celebrities, 2,000 people dressed as angels, a donkey, two sheep and a camel? The Guinness World Record for the Largest Live Nativity Scene, plus an epic YouTube music video, and a free download of MP3 What Will rapidly've become a Christmas classic.

Radiant is pleased to serve as the sponsor and creative partner to this amazing, unprecedented collaboration between Peter Hollens, David Archuleta, The Piano Guys, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Several Other notable YouTube personalities, including Shay Carl, Alex Boye, Cute Girl Hairstyles , Devin Supertramp, Stuart Edge, Kid History, Studio C, The Gardiner Sisters, and others. The project came together in record time with help from the heavens-as well as a heavenly host of earthly angels who worked around the clock to bring the creative vision to life.

http://www.radiant.org/news/2014/12/12/radiant-presents-angels-we-have-heard-on-high

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616785/Breaking-records-sharing-faith-1000-gather-for-live-Nativity-in-Provo.html?pg=all

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