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  1. Snuffers movement was largely based on finding those who struggled with the church. The problem with suffer is that by taking members with weak testimonies he filled his non-church with a poor foundation. He had a lot of followers before he was excommunicated but from my understanding the last few years has not been that good.
  2. President Nelson did just say in the last general conference time is running out. I think president Nelson has been warning us to prepare more than any prophet before him. Those who think the 2nd coming is a long ways off will be surprised. Many of the signs are before us. Although i think it could be 10 or 20 years out we are witnessing the signs of the time and the work is hastening.
  3. I believe some callings the Lord tells the bishop exactly who needs to be there or where they need to be. Other times the Lord leaves it up to the Bishop to decide and is okay with whom he chooses after good effort to council and decide. I think in both situation it's revelation due to the bishop holding the keys. It doesn't matter if the Lord decides or if the Lord has the bishop decide they are both revelation. In this pattern the Lord is allowing the bishop to learn how to make decisions and grow and it's possible that he might not get it perfect but that's okay, the Lord will bless everyone regardless when the correct desires are in place. This pattern is the same for our lives as we can't and won't be guided in all things - we have to learn how to make good decisions on our own at times it's about becoming more like God and acting not being acted upon..
  4. Yes, that is what I am saying. I don't know, in all reality I like most guys are cool with just sitting down minding their own business. We have family, work, education and to build a good relationship of trust and brotherhood takes time. I am not a share my feelings kind of guy, but when you can break down barriers and build trust and have compassion for others, it works wonders. Things that help a lesson: put your phones down (unless you are using them for scriptures), prepare for the lesson, stop having teachers just teach. It's probably a little different for each quorum.
  5. Thanks for bringing up LeadingLDs/Leading Saints. I have followed it pretty close the last 3 or 4 years - young men’s secretary can be pretty daunting.😉 that being said. I have a group of guy friends i go to lunch with 2-3 times a week and we talk about gospel related topics, problems, aspirations etc. over the years this group of guys has become a brotherhood. I wish at times that Elders Quorum was like this. So many guys are disconnected at church, others want something more but don’t find it. I think as a quorum becomes a brotherhood and we start caring for each other, the guys who just want doctrine will find the most joy in helping the guys that are struggling a little. There is a lot of untapped potential in the EQ.
  6. I have a friend who is a counselor right now. He says hands down the busiest calling he has ever had even way more than bishop. It may depend on the area but apparently for him it’s extremely busy.
  7. I think many blessings, including Patriarchal Blessings will be fulfilled after this mortal life. You can have kids in this life and not have an eternal family yet, you may never be married in this life and have an endless posterity. I read a cool quote yesterday from Elder Holland and blessings and I wish I could find it again. In essence he said that if we have had a spiritual prompting and guidance in our life to seek after something that even though you may become discouraged, and wonder if it was really what the Lord wanted for your or maybe the Lord changed his mind, keep the course! The adversary will try to discourage you but the Lord will always keep his promises. Some prayers are answered quickly, some are answered later and others after this life. If you have had this promise, it will be fulfilled in this life or the next but it will be fulfilled. You will have a happy ending, so if you are unhappy now, then it's not the end.
  8. Yes, this is a quote from President Nelson and I had an apostle quote him as well. I don't eat vitamins and I am terrible at wearing a seat-belt but maybe I should do better. All kidding aside. I think changes are the new norm and I think its exciting. Looking forward to the changes to two hour church in a few weeks and spending more time teaching my family, learning together. We have the youth changes in 12 months, and that will take some work as well.
  9. I wouldn’t expect you to do anything less.
  10. The upbuilding of Zion. Probably one of the most important prophecies to be fulfilled for our benefit.
  11. Yup. Line upon line, precept upon precept. That’s exactly how it works. Mix in a little hastening and you get a sped up version that we are seeing now.
  12. God said he would hasten his work not us. The hastening is for our benefit not his.
  13. Ignorance is bliss! - that applys to you, not your ward.
  14. I listen to them at the gym. So when i am surrounded by bad language, terrible music and immodesty, i have found great strength and even have been uplifted while working out.
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