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  1. Report post Posted just now Wow, your words brought me to tears. This is evidence of why the church is true. We truly have some of the best men and women on the planet among us, guided by the holy spirit. Thanks for the support, you are truly a minister of our lord Jesus Christ.
  2. Wow, your words brought me to tears. This is evidence of why the church is true. We truly have some of the best men and women on the planet among us, guided by the holy spirit. Thanks for the support, you are truly a minister of our lord Jesus Christ.
  3. I remember preparing for my mission 1 year after I joined the church. Everything was a spiritual life changing experience, receiving the calling, going to the MTC, and serving in the mission field. It simply breaks my heart that my sons will not enjoy similar experiences. There is a reason return missionaries talk about their missions for years to come. They can be the most spiritual concentration of experiences you can witness in your life. It just breaks my heart that my sons are rejecting that opportunity.
  4. Regor

    This is not a takeover...

    That's not the Sunday school response. When we are called to leadership responsibility isn't it a spiritual growth opportunity with eternal blessings? Scouts is not just scout camp, although, that is 5 vacation days used that could have been with the family. I didn't see other leaders giving up 5 vacation days from work in their callings. Let's do the math, 24 hours away from home at scout camp per day X 6 days = 144 hrs. Monthly camping events 24 Hrs. X 12 = 288 Hrs. Weekly Scout meetings = 1.5 Hrs. X 52 weeks = 78 Hrs . For just those Scout events the total is (144+288+78) = 510 Hrs. Compare that to your 9 Hour Sundays X 52 weeks = 468 Hrs. Scouting Hours are higher. Scout leaders don't get up at 3 a. m but I have been up until past 3 am packing for campouts. Also, in addition to those 510 scout Hours. there is also Patrol Leader Council meetings, planning time, training both others and self, father son campout planning, friends of scouting, monthly scout committee meetings, hours of fundraising on Saturdays, and the 5 vacation days used. Also when the Stake goes on a week outing that's another 144 Hrs. When the wind blows at 70 mph. overturning tents and filling them with rain water, getting flashed by a schizophrenic sounds pretty funny compared to a wet and damp night sleeping, and dealing with restless boys. I have seen my father die, it was one of the most spiritual experiences in my life, when we said a prayer after his passing the spirit was so strong you could cut it with a knife. The big difference with scouts is the church members left scouting years ago and have not had respect for anyone doing it the way its supposed to be run. Ward leaders tend to get a level of respect from the majority of the members.
  5. Regor

    This is not a takeover...

    But there will be a lack of leadership opportunities.
  6. Regor

    This is not a takeover...

    When I was on my mission there was a discussion one day about the Texas and Utah saints. The one Elder noticed when he was in Utah that many of the male members went inactive when they were released from a calling. When he was in Texas he didn't notice this as much. Is it possible that this was due to the large number of members in the Utah wards, so they could be called to an unsatisfying calling? Now that we no long have the redundancy between the Elders Quorum and the High Priest, no need for two presidencies, two sets of teachers, etc. Will this cause some men to go inactive. I know they can split the Elders Quorums to allow more leadership, but in the cases where they don't, that ward just went from many callings to few.
  7. Next son due to go on a mission is probably not going to go as well. Then I will be zero for two. See Heavenly father did do better, he had 2/3 of his children follow the plan. I have 0%. Feeling depressed tonight and an unsuccessful father. While I spent all that time with them in scouts and other parents sat on the sideline, their children go off on missions and mine stay home.
  8. Thanks for the kind words, I think with time all will be well.
  9. My son had no pressure of going on a mission from parents or any ward members, other than what he may have placed on himself. Which would have been no more than a milli second of pressure. I guess we take comfort in not sending a boy off to a mission he doesn't want to be on and why would we want him to go on a mission if he isn't feeling it? He has our families Rodney Dangerfield legacy, no one took special interest in him from church. He just went forward with his other life interests, just like he was non-Mormon, no regrets. I personally believe its a duty to go on a mission but believe we have to choose for it to be our duty. I did, he didn't. His patriarchal blessing said he would serve a full time mission, since he didn't does that mean all the other blessings contained there in are void? Or, maybe a full time mission may be with his wife in the future, or maybe he unlike me will be made a high priest and be sealed to go on a full time mission among the nations during the post World War 3, plague, and famine survivors days. Transfigured to go among the heathen nations after the days of the gentiles. He may just be tough enough to not need any transfiguring, I pity the germ that tries to take him on. There should also be full time missions during the millennium too, right?
  10. My sons choice is in no way connected with my feelings towards him serving or no serving a mission. I have not spoken to him about it. My wife and I thought him about the importance of a mission and the time has come to serve and he is not. Period. I have not spoken to him about not going. He has replaced going with other things, profession, music pursuits, education, video game playing. I learned early that my sons character does not respond well to being forced. If he is asked to do anything he goes into a full out rage. I have a hole in our dry wall to prove it.
  11. Regor

    This is not a takeover...

    Your comments are inspirational. My son and I are companions and we need to get out and see a guy that's inactive. Good reminder. I think laziness is the worst enemy in the church, is know it is for me. I remember to check on my ministering families that I see at church. I just need to get off my but and call the one that I have never seen. Thanks.
  12. Regor

    This is not a takeover...

    Not our model. So far I know of two Wards in the stake having the new Elders Quorum President called. So far both new Elders Quorum Presidents are High Priests.
  13. That was my story. My mom and dad thought a mission was a waste of time. I remember the day I told them I was going. You would think I met Jim Jones and had the cups ready and willing to drink the poison. It ended up being the best experience up to that time in my life, age 21. That's why I fear for kids that don't go on missions, they miss out on a highly concentrated opportunity of spiritual experiences. I may not be active today without serving a mission.
  14. Sorry, I did intended to say the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And I don't think they can regulate it, because it occurs naturally, not made synthetically. The Gadiantons in the government can't make money on it. Oh, wait, yes they can, they pass legislation not allowing it to be use for medical need so they can receive campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical companies.
  15. In our Ward we had a fifth Sunday lesson on the difference between church, Doctrine, Policy, and Commandment. I wish we had gone a little deeper into the Word of Wisdom with that. The church may come out with a policy on MM, but in the end it may be right or wrong. Sort of like when Joseph Smith created the anti bank and it failed. He was just using his brain to do something he thought was good, and it failed, period. The church could keep saying we need to follow the USDA and their expertise, then months later it comes out that the USDA is receiving big payoffs from Pharmaceutical companies to keep MM out of the drug stream. Then how would everyone's attitude about MM change? I have a father approaching 100 years old that has horrible back pain, when the doctor was asked about CBD oil as an alternative the doctor said, I don't know anything about that. We said; is that because you don't have a drug rep. pushing it? He said, yes.