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    The Ongoing Restoration

    I wouldn’t expect you to do anything less.
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    The Ongoing Restoration

    The upbuilding of Zion. Probably one of the most important prophecies to be fulfilled for our benefit.
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    The Ongoing Restoration

    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.
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    The Ongoing Restoration

    God said he would hasten his work not us. The hastening is for our benefit not his.
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    Bill Reel’s Conference Predictions

    Ignorance is bliss! - that applys to you, not your ward.
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    Preparing for Conference

    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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    Preparing for Conference

    This is interesting. I had a prompting this week that it was time for me to understand Isaiah - i had this feeling of it coming alive as well. I was also prompted to study revelation, which opened my eyes to some new things.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    This can be harder in smaller wards. Just not enough people to go around sometimes. I was in the bishopric and the bishop came to me and said. Oh, I am calling your wife as the relief society president and releasing you. I was like... Oh okay. Happened a couple months later and we both did the callings for about 6 weeks - I loved being in ward council together with her. After having Sunday callings for 10 or so years I am now the young men's secretary - I get the kids ready for church when she goes to meetings (luckily they are a little older now) and it's been a good switch for us. Lucky for us we have a large ward with plenty of people to take care of callings.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    You may not like it but I am also thinking you don't understand this situation or how bishops work. A bishop has wife, kids, job and life. I have seen some bishops do there calling so much they destroy their marriage and family. You look at the system as barriers I look at it as assistance. Handing out cash doesn't fix long term problems, budgeting and helping out does. There are a lot of people out there who abuse the church welfare system - some knowingly and some unknowingly. The welfare system is a short term program to get you back on your feet. The problem with most welfare situation is that people need way more help than the bishop has time or skills to offer. That is why systems are put in place. For my friend who is bishop he was spending over 12 + hours a week just meeting with people who had welfare problems (It was a poor area). The bishop before him was so nice he just said yes to everyone so my friend was left with a job to work with these people to stop becoming reliant on the church. The first person someone should call when they are in need is not the bishop. They should call family first, and then if that falters they should reach out to the bishop. Like I mentioned the bishop would meet with them for emergencies but if they needed longer term assistance they needed to work with the Elders Quorum president "who has keys to help" or assigned person who could do this under delegation of the bishop. The whole idea of the self reliance program is to become self reliant so that instead of asking for help we can be able to help others. People will always have bad times regardless of what they do and for those difficult times the church can help out "as much as possible" but we are expected to do everything we can. I believe my friend was inspired to put in a system where he actually helped people. The way I see it is if people won't jump through a couple hoops for welfare there is a good chance they didn't need it as bad as they thought. Oh and trust me I have been there needing assistance before - I hated it - it's a humbling situation.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    You have someone - It's called your Elders Quorum President! I have a friend who had a very needy ward. He was doing welfare non-stop. He usually used his Elders Quorum president but then decided to create this position himself. He released his counselor and called him to work with every person who needed assistance. This person would sit down and do a budget with the individual/couple who needed assistance and they had to complete the budget prior to meeting with the bishop or he may help them out the first time but they would have to budget out what they would do before getting more assistance. - This helped the people and him. The bishop has the final say on who gets what, but you can put steps into place before a person ever gets to the bishop or during their time of need. Also, the self reliance course is a great course but it's 12 weeks and sadly the people who need it usually don't go or don't last.
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    Stake disciplinary council

    Very possible. I have sat in a bunch- i could never say how the person feels, but i know i had an increased love for the person. I would say i enjoy reconvenings way more. I can imagine being disciplined would be difficult even thou necessary.
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    Stake disciplinary council

    I have sat on a bunch. They really are courts of love and although there is protocol to follow, all of the ones I have been on I have felt the spirit of unity and love. I also have never been on one where the person didn't agree with the accusation. All mine were confessions and the repentance process had started with the results of the council being a necessary part to repenting.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    Agreed - In the self reliance classes we learn that there is no separation of temporal and spiritual. We should be a light to others at all times, work, play etc.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    That's hard. Probably not something I can understand. Church is what you make it and unfortunately what others make of it for you. You don't have to hold a temple recommend to keep the covenants you made. I know it's not as simple as just going to church but, spending an hour or so to at least renew your covenants is a wonderful thing. Imagine if you could be baptized again and again and again - that's what the sacrament does although it's not a start over it's an increase in spiritual power. I do think it's awesome you are serving on Sunday - I still think it's better for you to renew your covenants and serve - it's a win win. Service is good - that's what the Savior did, but he also took the time to fast, pray, teach and even learn. Yes, members put on a happy face at church but there are also many who truly are happy at church and share that with others. Though I am selfish in my desires for the sacrament the rest of the time is either to learn or to teach others so we can all go out and be better people. Sure I could learn a lot on my own but there is something special about gathering as saints/sinners and trying to be better.
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    Speculations for General Conference

    Good, better, best. It’s good to serve on sundays but not better than renewing your covenants, learning and teaching together for a few hours. There’s a reason it’s a temple question. Sometimes there are exceptions, but we really should be at church serving and then taking what we gain from there to all the world.
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