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Everything posted by ksfisher

  1. If you'd like to see the church spending more money on humanitarian aid then donate more to the humanitarian aid fund.
  2. If I remember right it was more concerns over what impact building a large high school would have on the area. The usual concerns any resident would have when a school is being build neaby; trafic, noise, etc.
  3. My stake doesn't have priesthood leadership meetings any more in connection with stake conference. Last year we started having leadership meetings to which all adults holding leadership callings in the stake were invited.
  4. I’m not sure how this relates to a member of the congregation wearing gloves while partaking of the sacrament.
  5. Really? I’ll ask the person who is the better speaker to go second, regardless of whether they are male or female.
  6. Was it polite to take off hats and gloves in the chapel? Cleanliness? How often were gloves washed? I imagine understanding more of the etiquette of the time would be helpful.
  7. He said that research was not "the" answer. He didn't say that research wasn't a answer (among others), or part of the answer, just that it wasn't "the" answer.
  8. Thank you for the summary. I doubt I’ll read the entire thing as my tastes usually run toward non-fiction.
  9. Elder Bednar was ordained an apostle when he was 52. President Oaks was 52. President Nelson 62. Elder Holland was called to the 1st Quorum of the 70 at 49.
  10. Origin of missionary From the New Latin word missiōnārius, dating back to 1635–45. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/missionary
  11. Which programs are being discontinued? And were those programs central to the mission of the church? I've been to maybe 2 pageants in my life. They were nice, but I can't say they've had any impact in my life.
  12. They receive a stipend. Otherwise they could not afford to leave their jobs and homes behind and dedicate themselves to serving full time. I guess it could be looked at as pay, but the point of the money is to allow the person to serve the Lord full time and not have to continue working in the private sector.
  13. I think that for some people this is the only time in the month when they have people that listen to them and they can feel a sense of importance. This can be especially true, I've noticed, for people who live alone. I don't mind them taking some time. I don't, however, like the whispering in children's ears. The handbook rightly points out that primary is the place for children to learn to share their testimonies.
  14. The majority of a wards expenses do not come out of the ward budget. Consider who pays for the following: Electricity Heating in the winter AC in the summer Parking lot snow removal Grounds maintenance (lawn, trimming trees, etc) Cleaning supplies Building maintenance (interior things like plumbing, exterior paint, rain gutters, etc) Computer equipment Televisions, copiers and the maintenance for them Graffiti removal (about every other month we seem to get some) Elevator maintenance (our went down on a Saturday once, it was fixed that day and ready for Sunday, how much do elevator repairmen charge on a Saturday?) I'm sure there are other costs that I've missed. The point being that much, much more of individual members tithing flows back to the ward than just what we see in the ward budget
  15. From Handbook 2, 13.2.8 “Stake and ward budget funds should be used to pay for all activities, programs, and supplies. Members should not pay fees to participate. Nor should they provide materials, supplies, rental or admission fees, or long-distance transportation at their own expense. Activities in which members provide food may be held if doing so does not place undue burdens on them.” The section does go on to lost some exceptions, namely scout and girls camps, for which members may be asked to pay out of pocket.
  16. I like Ryan O'Neill's response to Barbra Streisand when she says that line to him in "What's Up Doc?" "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard."
  17. That is stated in a fort of side-note to everything else he achieves and accomplishes with his time 1/4 of his time? That's nothing. I spend at least that much time sleeping.
  18. I love these two sentences from the third paragraph: "So with the humility incumbent upon anyone making such an assertion, I come tonight in my true identity as an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. I ask for your prayers in making me equal to that responsibility." I'm grateful to belong to a church which has leaders that can make such statements.
  19. It would be nice if I could give another rep point to this post.
  20. So you know what kind of person I am by looking at me? "...the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
  21. The email doesn't actually mention how the students passed away, does it? I recall one year in high school we lost 5 classmates, but it was all traffic accident related.
  22. A quick comment on this. I think the problem with Nathanael’s initial comment is that he dismisses Christ not because of anything he knows about Christ, but because he comes from Nazareth. His opinion of Christ is prejudiced by his opinion of the town or the people who come from the town. Cuddos to Nathanael for actually going and seeing. Cuddos for being honest. Cuddos for then following the Savior. A caution to all of us to avoid prejudice.
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