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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.

How a Mormon missionary look at Sweden


If you like Swedish think that Mormon missionaries is something strange, I can announce that the missionaries actually think that Sweden and Swedes are also pretty special. On the home page English missionary has some missionaries set up a list of what they think is odd with Sweden and the Swedes. You have to have a distance.

Completely in the spirit of fun, tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating humor, here is a list of Things That are Different in Sweden from what we Provincial Americans might expect. (Inspired by a similar list for Argentina.) In add new entries at the top.

  1. Be careful. The nextdoor in the gain (walk-up) is the backdoor of the last guy who is still not interested.
  2. Beer in pop machines.
  3. If you guzzle a glass of water on hot day, you are being rude and Demanding more NOW!
  4. They have an island called "Island Country" (Oland).
  5. Dog Toilets.
  6. Fireworks at Christmas, Easter and just about every occasion (at Least When there's darkness).
  7. Traffic Lights Click or beeper so blind pedestrians can tell Whether the light is red or green.
  8. You can take off the shower head and rinse the conditioner out 30 seconds instead of five minutes. Also you can wash your hair without washing your body if you 're in a hurry.
  9. If you 're not careful, You Will Still praying Knocking on doors in summer at 11: 00 pm ... and the sun is still out.
  10. You turn on the bike headlights in the winter at 3: 00 pm.
  11. Old Swedes go on walks with cats and rodents and Use a leash to pull the helpless animal behind.
  12. A Can of Coke costs USD 2.00 (USD 15) at a cafe.
  13. Everybody HAS super deluxe baby carriages with heavy duty wheels.
  14. No matter how little snow there is, everyone uses studded tires all winter.
  15. No salad is complete without grated carrots.
  16. English Kids Learn to Cook in elementary school.
  17. Girls dress up as witches for Easter and boys dress up as hobos.
  18. Kids sell Bingo / Lotto tickets at the grocery store for fundraising projects.
  19. What you think is a Ku Klux Klan rally in December is really a Santa Lucia procession.
  20. All furniture made of light beech wood or pine.
  21. Unedited R-rated movies on regular (non-cable) television.
  22. Windows with Venetian blinds in-between two panes of glass.
  23. You can camp, hunt, and pick berries on private property.
  24. You attach your phone cord to the wall with something that looks like a 220-V plug.
  25. Everybody owns a cellular phone.
  26. Red boxes around town you put your distressed batteries in.
  27. Everyone takes the rainiest month off in summer for vacation.
  28. Front doors on the back of houses shaped like children.
  29. They claim That wall-to-wall carpeting is Why americans get sickening, but almost everyone in Sweden Has a cold.
  30. Americans like fluffy towels, while Swedes like to smash them into a mangler.
  31. Pear ice cream.
  32. Popular pizza toppings include bananas and curry, or artichoke hearts and roast beef.
  33. "English pizza" to missionaries means "thin, flimsy crust made by a middle-eastern person."
  34. If you're patriotic, you're probably a racist.
  35. Ground beef is not the hamburger as we know it.
  36. You Can Practically step outside your back door and pray in a forest, and pick berries That are in season.
  37. You've got to squeegee the whole bathroom floor after taking a shower.
  38. The cab drivers drive Mercedes Benz.
  39. It takes a crew of six Swedes a week to rip up a cobblestone sidewalk, scrape the dirt off the back, and put it back in. (Not counting bad weather, holidays, Fikas.)
  40. Cops drive Volvo and Saab.
  41. Half-naked women answer the door.
  42. Swedes do not know what a 'date' is. They always go to dance and parties in a group.
  43. The Amount of daylight you get at Different Times of Year, light in the summertime, dark in the winter.
  44. You do not Have to lock your bicycle to a lamp post. Just lock the wheel so it does not turn, and nobody Will take it.
  45. You can not buy greeting cards, aspirin, deli sandwiches, develop film, purely videos or bank at the grocery store, but you'll have to do all that at separate stores.
  46. When you order spaghetti, do not forget to ask for sauce and meatballs, or all you'll get is the noodles.
  47. Pear-flavored and blood-orange-flavored pop.
  48. While Snapple Claims to Be Made from the best stuff on earth, Bob juice is the best stuff on earth.
  49. Pregnant women bicycle.
  50. More store owners honor the Sabbath day.
  51. Plastic Grocery Bags Made to last more than five minutes.
  52. You can not tell by looking at what kind of handle A door HAS Whether You Should push or pull.
  53. "Valentine's Day" decorations at Christmas time
  54. Illuminated Red Buttons to turn the hallway lights on for two minutes.
  55. Root beer is not popular. The natives think it tastes like toothpaste.
  56. Corn on the cob is not for human consumption.
  57. Chocolate soda pop.
  58. You can ride a bicycle without getting killed.
  59. "Caviar" (actually smoked cod roe) is a snack food in toothpaste tubes.
  60. If an elevator is on the third floor and you are on the First and want to go up, You have to tell the elevator to come down.
  61. Elevators with no doors on the cab, just the stationary ones at each floor. You Could touch the wall moving past as the elevator moves.
  62. Continuously running elevators That you jump on and off of like a ski lift (paternoster?).
  63. Licorice can be salty. You'll burn your mouth if you're not careful.
  64. Rotten Fish in a bulging can is a delicacy (fermented herring).
  65. Riding a bicycles on a cobblestone street.
  66. Shaving not as popular with girls.
  67. Rose hip tea (rosehip soup).
  68. "Hockey" with curved Clubs and a very small ball (Bandy).
  69. Traffic lights turn yellow on Both stop and go.
  70. Doorknobs on toilets and toilet handles on doors.
  71. Asking for "Peanut Butter and Jelly" is like asking "rock candy and frosting."
  72. You can get by on £ 5, - the food budget per week. Everybody wants you to come in and "coffee."
  73. It's not surprising to see a movie theater or a bicycle repair shop closed for a month in the middle of the summer.
  74. You go to a health food store to buy maple syrup.
  75. If you order a pizza with olives You get a whole unpitted olive rolling around on top of your pizza.
  76. A clothes dryer is a luxury (but a drying room is not).
  77. The Spin Cycle ice the wrist by A Different machine than in the wash and rinse cycles.
  78. If you think a Swede ice suffocating She May just be saying yes.
  79. You can serve ice cream with a knife.
  80. Mayonnaise comes into toothpaste tubes.
  81. If it were not for the engine running You might ask Able to Hear a pin drop on a bus with 75 people on it.
  82. When a Swede talks about "the system," he's not talking about beating The Establishment; he's talking about buying liquor.
  83. A person who speaks only one language is rarer in Sweden than a polyglot ice in the USA.

Thanks to Donald Einar Asp, Mathew Bone, Ted BorenRick Bosler, David Boss Brian M. BoydJames Davis, Harold Dozier, Gustav Eric Engstrom, Erick HartmanRic Jensen, Christian Karlsson, Dale Olson, Gary Oviatt, Kenth I. Smith, Lee Swindlehurst and Chad Woolley.

SeminarieTV 20: & Doctrine connected 99-102

Lesson-103-DC 99-100-Family Sacrifice-and-MissionsLouis Herrey teach from D & C 99-102.
If missionary work, teach with the Holy Ghost, be a light, trials, sanctification, God fights for us and to sit in council.

See "The District" here:

The Doctrine and Covenants

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SeminarieTV 12: & Doctrine connected 60-64


Apologies for that I missed posting Seminarietv 12. Little was the mistake that Louis seems to have a Freudian fear of the number 13

Louis Herrey summarizes and teach from this week's reading: D & C 60-64.
Topics covered are, among others missionary work, freedom and forgiveness.
Västra Frölunda's seminary class is by discussing the subject of forgiveness.

The Doctrine and Covenants

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Jesus never said there would not be any more prophets

profSometimes boggles the thought for me that I used pass the snowy streets of Michigan To talk to people on prophets. Var I crazy? Am I still crazy? Day day out ... I knocked of someone door or stopped them on the streets in order to say something like, do you want hear a message of Jesus Christ"? Om against all odds would say "yes... I started tell us about prophets.

Wait!" sa people you said that you would share one message of Christ. " "I would. Would any of us ever know about Christ without to prophets had first told you about him for US? ' I do not want hear something about prophetsthey would say. There are none more prophets A.D. We do not need longer prophets since Christ left Bible and the Holy Spirit to us.

While the door was being slapped again would I ask to get share a scripture ur Bible.

The person who answers before listening, is foolish and shameful.(Proverbs 18:13)

The scripture could get hearts soften and we would gain further one few minutes to share with you that so many of us has traveled Long Range worldwide to share.

The message is; There is living prophets again. These prophets has arrived in these last days to testify of Jesus Christ and to determine each statement about who he is. after nearly 1700 years of confusion and darkness, is de living prophets as exposed and restored true knowledge if the Lord Jesus Christ back to earth. Because of these prophets so we now know who we worship and how vi to worship him. Without prophets so should we referred to our own philosophical speculation God.

Is he a man or a God?

Does he have a body fair nuor he was a Spiritessence?

Is he three beings or something else?

KRav Baptism for salvation or is it subordinate? If it is secondary ... why we do the. Om the required so as it is John 3: 3-5 it is action. Does that mean that other measures are also required for our salvation? Do we need repent for salvation or is an oral Creed enough?

Vi could continue several days ...

But seriously ... God has not always functioned through prophets?

"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3: 7)

Om that Writing is true, why would anyone in this world not with excitement and curiosity welcome the idea of ​​a to ensure Prophet? Could it be true? Available ever en time in the history of this world where a prophet would better required CHANGE in our days?

Throughout History God has always sent prophets for to "restoreen knowledge of the gospel back to earth. Amos also said that

11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the word of the LORD.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea
and run to and fro, from north to east to search for word of the LORD, but they shall not find it. ". (Amos 8: 11-12)

Du can search the whole earth after The gospel of God and no matter how very searching ... If no prophet on the earth, then du not find it. No one has ever only "figured out " God's will without first was to them through prophets.

There is a basic fact. You can not receive Christ without accept prophets. It is a logic impossibility. Vi would have no idea Who Christ is without teachings of the prophets. It would be crazy to tell we accept and believe in Christ and simultaneously reject Witness John Baptist. Christ get games of the scribes and Pharisees as accept dead prophets and rejects the living prophets. He says these important words about future prophets;

"For I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall not see me again until you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." (Matt 23:39)

Translation from old English reads: You can not see Me or feel until acceptance Prophets as I sent to you. " I imagine that of the things that Frustrate Jesus manure is When he sends of His servants to teach his people and these then Rejects them. I can imagine Jesus placing his hand on the servant's head and then say something similar to what he said when he showed state i Israel at that time;

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stones those who are sent to you. How often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and ye would not. 38 Behold, your house will be deserted. 39 For I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall not see me again until you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. "(Matt 23:37)

This pattern in that God sends prophets to their children has lasted for thousands of years. It began with Adam. He rejected. He sent Noah and Abraham and Moses. De rejected. Prophets sent to People on the American continent. Although the avvisas. People says in all time ... "We have prophets. Vi do not need more prophets.

However, it is Clearly, we need prophets.

Roger Williams ... founder of Baptist Church in America expressed this Best Qualityt. Cotton Mather said,, "Mr. Williams told for their supporters to when he himself was misled, he had, in turn, misled themAnd he noted that there was no one on earth as could administering baptism or any of the gospel ordinances. DHY as he advised them refraining all and wait upcoming new Apostles. "

"Mr. Williams [finally] told [his followers] 'that being himself misled, he had [misled them,' and] he was now satisfied williams that there was none upon earth that could administer baptism [or any of the ordinances of the gospel] ... [so] he advised them therefore to forego all ... and wait for the coming of new apostles. "

Will you Remember when Jesus told us "watch out for False Prophetsthat would come after his time? Remember The Invisible bThe words of this statement The Savior. Jesus said, Never the not would be some more prophets. If the not would come prophets so he would Having said "now comes not longer prophets". In its warning so are an implicit promise that prophets actually coming after he's gone. He just wants to that we should beware of false Prophets.

And so he leaves us with perhaps of the important advice He can give; "By their fruits ye shall know them."

Does this sound crazy?

It is Biblical.

So when someone says there is no need prophets our time ... introduce them to one few whose fruits are worth careful consideration.