Monday, October 13, 2014

What part of Utah are y'all from?

Hello All!

Have y'all seen Meet the Mormons yet?!?

It is a wonderful movie and y'all all need to see it!

Subject explanation! We were tracting on Thursday and this man asked both of us "What part of Utah are y'all from?" Well sir! We actually are not from Utah. Sister Pulley is from Nevada and I'm from Texas. He was a bit surprised that we weren't from Utah. It's always nice to have a companion not from Utah (no offense Utahans) because it breaks the stereotype.

Meet the Mormons came to Greensboro! And although we don't get to see it in theaters, it was still neat to have it in Greensboro. However when we drove past the movie theater on Friday (opening day) it said "Showing Meet the Mormans" .... ..... .... We're not Mormans! Were Mormons! Actually were not even technically Mormons. My name is Sister Miriah Loosle and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The nickname Mormon comes from the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

Sister Pulley's mom sent me an Elko shirt! :P now I can represent 4 states! :)

Okay, so what you've all been waiting for. Yes transfers are this week. I have the opportunity to .... Continue training Sister Pulley in Summmerfield! We'll see what happens after this, but for now I'm staying. :)

I gave a talk yesterday in Sacrament Meeting about being Spiritually prepared. These are the quotes I used in my talk. They were very inspirational to me, so I thought I'd share!

October 1974 -- "How can one share the blessings that come through visiting the sick? How can one share in the blessings that come from assisting the widow or the fatherless? How can one share a personal testimony? How can one share the blessings of conference attendance? How can one share the lesson of obedience learned in living the principle of tithing? Certainly each must accumulate this kind of oil for himself." - Marvin J. Aston

1972. --"Attendance at sacrament meetings adds oil to our lamps, drop by drop over the years. Fasting, family prayer, home [and visiting] teaching, control of bodily appetites, preaching the gospel, studying the scriptures--each act of dedication and obedience is a drop added to our store. Deeds of kindness, payment of offerings and tithes, chaste thoughts and actions … --these, too, contribute importantly to the oil with which we can at midnight refuel our exhausted lamps." - President Kimball

Talking about how prayer helps us add oil to our lamps ...

October 2014 -- "No doubt most of [us] have [our] evening prayers, but perhaps many of [us] struggle with the habit of personal morning prayer. ... Which parent in Book of Mormon times would have let their sons march out to the front of battle without a breastplate and shield and sword to protect them against the potentially mortal blows of the enemy? But how many of us let our [selves and our families] march out the front door each morning to the most dangerous of all battlefields, to face Satan and his myriad of temptations, without their spiritual breastplate and shield and sword that come from the protective power of prayer?" - Tad R. Calister

Talking about how family home evening adds oil to our lamps ...

October 2002 -- "If there was a need 87 years ago, that need is certainly much greater today." - Gordon B. Hinckley (talking about family home evening! Can you believe the revelation for FHE was given 99 years ago!)

Follow the council of the leaders of the church. Accept callings to serve. ...

October 2005 -- "My counsel to the members of the Church is to support the President of the Church, the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, and other General Authorities with our whole hearts and souls. If we do, we will be in a safe harbor.... We also need to support and sustain our local leaders, because they also have been “called and chosen.” Every member of this Church may receive counsel from a bishop or a branch president, a stake or a mission president, and the President of the Church and his associates. None of these brethren asked for his calling. None is perfect. Yet they are the servants of the Lord, called by Him through those entitled to inspiration. Those called, sustained, and set apart are entitled to our sustaining support." - James E. Faust

Following the council ...

April 2000 -- "We--the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve--have taken the position, ... that “the Church discourages tattoos. It also discourages the piercing of the body for other than medical purposes, although it takes no position on the minimal piercing of the ears by women for one pair of earrings.” - President Hinckley

October 2002 -- "Begin in a small way, ... and gradually build toward a reasonable objective. Save a little money regularly, and you will be surprised how it accumulates. Get out of debt and rid yourself of the terrible bondage that debt brings." - President Hinckley

October 2005 -- "However much faith to obey God we now have, we will need to strengthen it continually and keep it refreshed constantly." - Henry B. Eyring

I used some stories from my life and the lives of my parents. Including when my parents had earrings (mom multiple and dad one) and how when President Hinckley said no more, it really was no more. And about my dad getting laid off and how living the Law of Tithing and getting out of debt has helped them and me.

I am grateful for the council of living prophets and apostles. We are so blessed to live in this time.

- Sister Miriah Loosle -
      John 3:16-17
   He came to save!

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