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    New Ministering w/youth

    From the FAQ "Leaders may choose to assign Laurels and Mia Maids as companions to Relief Society sisters, as priests and teachers are now assigned as companions to Melchizedek Priesthood holders. Youth share their unique gifts and grow spiritually as they serve alongside adults in the work of salvation and as they counsel about that service in ministering interviews. In addition, involving youth in ministering assignments increases the reach of caring for others by increasing the number of members who participate. It may also simplify and strengthen these efforts within families as mothers and daughters—and fathers and sons—serve together." https://www.lds.org/mycalling/ministering-faq?lang=eng Teachers have always been part of home teaching.
  2. Which gives us the geographic marvel of "Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains." So "Firm as the Sandy Beaches Around Us"?
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    MormonLeaks does not break the law

    And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. (Mark 9:8-9) There seems to be biblical precedent, from the Savior himself, that some things should not be for public consumption.
  4. I’m not saying anything should be removed. I’m saying there is a difference between praising someone and worshipping Christ.
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    New Ministering w/youth

    Again, I was speaking to nothing beyond what I feel about my own children. In my case I did not grow up with a father who was active in the church. I learned a lot from my home teaching companion. It was a great experience.
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    New Ministering w/youth

    That's not what I said at all. I was talking about what I feel in regards to my children. I'm not speaking to anything beyond that.
  7. In my mind there is a real distinction between praising a man, in this case Joseph Smith, and worshiping the Savior.
  8. Our ward choir has performed it several times as part of our Christmas program, and I like it in that setting. But I'm not sure that it would sound as good as a hymn sung by the congregation.
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    New Ministering w/youth

    Are there not certain sisters in your ward that you would feel comfortable with you daughter serving with? Perhaps this could be a broader conversation between you and the RS president. I do agree that you have the right to give input on who your daughter serves with. In the past I've even said that I didn't want one of my sons visiting a certain individual along with me.
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    New Ministering w/youth

    I'm just pointing out what the policy covers. I don't think it makes sense to try and insulate children from everything. I personally feel that my wife and I have taught our children what is wrong and what is right, and I trust them to handle situations appropriately.
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    New Ministering w/youth

    The two deep policy applies to adults teaching youth and children in a church setting as well as activities. There is nothing in the policy in regards to ministering visits.
  12. I'm friends with the son of one of the people that was on the committee for the last update. He told me once that the committee specifically left "Amazing Grace" out of the hymn book as it was felt that the doctrines taught were too close to protestant teachings on being born again and salvation through grace alone. Personally, I've heard the song so many times that I'm pretty tired of it.
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    The DNA Issue again.

    This is not a map of the real world. I suggest you look at some of the maps in works by Sorensen or Gardner. Also this from Larry Poulsen is a good basis for discussion http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=mormonsites;id=2;url=http%3A%2F%2Fbomgeography.poulsenll.org%2F
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    The DNA Issue again.

    Where in the text does it day they traveled through the land of Zarahemla? It says they found a land and “supposed it to be the land of Zarahemla,” which seems to be saying that they were mistaken in that supposition. I don’t see anything in the text to indicate that they “had to travel through the land of Zarahemla.”
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    The DNA Issue again.

    You’re making the assumption that they did not have to travel through other lands to get to the land they found.