Category Archives: Biographical

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/

His Grace - Unplanned Pregnancy, Adoption and The "Best Gift Ever"

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The Mormon Channel released the second installment in .its "His Grace" video series on Thursday.

The video, titled "His Grace: Unplanned pregnancy, adoption, and the 'best gift ever, '' Tells a story of a young woman Identified only by the name Katie who Became pregnant while she was single. Katie tells of the love she felt from her family and the Decision she drew to place her daughter up for adoption.

Throughout the video, Katie Explains how She has relied on the grace of Jesus Christ.

"Through (his grace) In havebeen Able To Forgive myself of my mistakes and be happy now and really definatley hope for my future and for the future of my little girl," Katie said in the video. "You can either've become bitter or You Can Become Better through God."

Several commenters Expressed human connections to Katie and her experience.

"Katie, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story," Kevin Lundell wrote on YouTube. "As an adoptive father, all birthmothers are sacred in our home."

Another father, Craig Woller, wrote, "As a father of three adopted children, I would like to thank you for your truly selfless married. I have thought thwart of our birthmothers and definatley always felt deep gratitude for them. May God bless you! "

The first video in this series, titled "His Grace: Drug Addiction and The Loss of a Loved One, "Was released last month.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617110/Mormon-Channel-releases-video-on-unplanned-pregnancy-and-adoption.html

http://mormonchannel.org/video/his-grace When Katie Became A Single Mother Following an unplanned pregnancy, She Could not have imagined the impact her adoption story wouldhave on her faith and others'. She allowed a family to adopt her infant daughter-a choice that was Made with pure love in her heart. Her experience is a reminder That Such love is available to everyone through the grace of Jesus Christ.

"Through [His grace] In havebeen Able To Forgive myself of my mistakes and be happy now and really definatley hope for my future and for the future of my little girl," Katie says. "It's incredible." Katie signed away her parental rights on Christmas Eve morning. She was faced with the trial of a lifetime, but she found strength through prayer and faith.

"You can either've become bitter or You Can Become Better through God."

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSvnjfrGgik?rel=0]

His Grace - Drug Addiction and The Loss of a Loved One

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Tea Mormon Channel, The median channel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the first video in a new series titled "His Grace" on Friday. The video features the Beard family and Specifically Michael Beard, who battled a drug addiction before it Eventually ended his life. His parents share the peace and comfort They have found since Michael's death through the grace of Jesus Christ.

"We're here in this life to Overcome Challenges and our've become stronger," Michael's dad said in the video. "Through our faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ, and knowing the price That he's underpaid for us and for everybody on this Earth and Mikey. ... That's Helped us kind of get through some of the tough times. "

In the video, the family Explains Their son's battle to've become free from the bands of addiction. They overpriced address the tough decisions' They had to make as parents in dealing with addiction's effects on Their family.

"It is Important to Know That If You'll have struggled with drug addiction, You Are Not Alone," the video's YouTube description states. "And if you'll have lost a loved one to death by overdose, You Are Not Alone."

According to the Mormon Channel web"The video series covers stories Such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, battling addictions and Overcoming emotional disorders, showing That Christ HAS The ability to heal and comfort us through anything."

Videos in the "His Grace" series Will Be Released monthly.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615588/Mormon-Channel-launches-His-Grace-video-series.html?pg=all

By God's grace We are Able to Overcome any challenge life brings. And with His Grace We Are Able to feel much-needed love and comfort amidst our trials. One common trial of many families is drug addiction, a problem unfortunately That May Lead To The Death of a loved one.

It Is Important to Know That You Are Not Alone If You'll have struggled with drug addiction or if you'll have lost a loved one to death by overdose.

The family in this video shares Their experience with drug addiction and The Loss of a Loved One: "We're here in this life to Overcome Challenges and our've become stronger. ... Through our faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and knowing the price That He HAS underpaid for the US and for everyone on this earth-that HAS Helped us get through the tough times. "

The New Testament Teaches Us About Jesus's grace in Romans 5: 2: "By [Jesus Christ] we'll have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." In the Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:32-33 Says: "Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye Shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace Sufficient for You, That by his grace ye May be perfect in Christ; and f By the Grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God. And again, if ye By the Grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ By the Grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, Which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your Sins, That ye've become holy, without spot. "

Through God's grace we can've become perfected. Through His grace, we, like this family, Can be given the strength to endure Life's Most Difficult struggles. http://www.mormonchannel.org/video/hi...

Addiction Recovery Resources, Business https://addictionrecovery.lds.org

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Brigham Young's son B. Morris Young as crossdresser (Madame Pattirini)

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B. Morris Young dressed as Madame Pattirini.

Brigham Morris Young (18 January 1854-20 February 1931 (aged 77)) was one of the founders of the Young Men's Association for Mutual Improvement (Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA), the predecessor to the program for young men in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormon Church).

Morris Young, son of Brigham Young and one of his wives, Margaret Pierce. In 1875 served Morris Young in a Mission of the Church in the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after returning from this mission he was asked by his father to organize YMMIA along with Junius F. Wells and Milton H. Hardy.

In 1883 served Morris Young in another missionary assignment in the Hawaiian Islands. He married Armeda Snow, a daughter of Lorenzo Snow. Their son Lorenzo Snow Young was a prominent architect in Utah.

In 1885 returned Morris Young, his wife and their children from their service in her second mission to the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after returning home to Utah, started Morris Young publicly appear as a cross dressing (transvestite) singer under the pseudonym of Madame Pattirini. Morris Young appeared as Pattirini at venues in northern and central Utah from the 1885 1900 century. He could perform a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize Pattirini was Morris Young.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._Morris_Young

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-dressing

Salesman - A documentary about four Bible salesman

Salesman_mayslesIt was a long time since I saw the documentary Salesman. It is about four Bible salesmen in America. It was recorded in January 1967 (perhaps too late December 1966) and the copyright date 1968.

For Catholics and Protestants, so this film is something of a must see, a classic that is always current and timeless. One must follow the four vendors as they travel around and go door to door and trying to peddle expensive Bibles to often very poor people on the installment plan.

Here you can see the vendors use all the tools available, and they take all the sales tricks to sell to those who are not really afford. They sell even to people who already have a lot of Bibles, and the protests will be muted with well-known tricks and lots of flattery and a little flirting.

Everything is going to sell the mortgage payments, although expensive Bibles that nobody needs. There is a large beautiful bible with many pictures and jättedyr. One hears sales jargon from the vendors, and they are very polished and aware of what they do when they manipulate the prospective customer.

The prospective customers find them, inter alia in the church when they go to church services and brings up names that they then seek out the next few days. The contact that they have with someone a Sunday has already cooled down on a Wednesday, so the first few days of the week is hectic for them.

Of course, the customer wakes up the following day and realize they are not at all afford the expensive Bible, and when the seller comes to deliver the Bible so they do not want it. It is then that they realize they have to pay because of the contract they signed with the seller.

The documentary follows particularly the struggle salesman Paul Brennan, a middle-aged red Irish-American from Jamaica Plain, Boston, struggling to try to retain the sales volume that he has.

Bible salesman as these have been found among Catholics and Protestants very long time. In Sweden, as they were called colporteurs, and they sold except Bibles even other religious literature.

So when Mormon missionaries knock on doors, and among the first things they do is to take up the Book of Mormon, so even a child can understand that people draw a direct parallel to these Bible salesman and lay preachers.

People perceive it in general as Mormon missionaries want to sell anything they, too, Mormon, even if it is free. For everyone knows that things are still free despite everything costs something, the only question is what? So it's not for nothing that the Mormon missionaries are perceived as religious salesman.

Just look at the four Bible salesmen in the documentary. They look like a Mormon missionaries everyone, and the only thing missing is just a name badge on his chest. It's suit, white shirt, tie, cut short, talkative, confident in his message, and with customers in mind all the time.

So for readers who happen to be Mormons - this is the way that non Mormons perceive missionaries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salesman_%28film%29

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXxZnL5HokA?rel=0]