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“Comment,” Ensign, June 1994, 80

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Articles on Disabilities

I have noticed in issues of the Ensign that there have been wonderful articles dealing with various disabilities. The articles are spiritually inspiring and based on research; the information is up-to-date. I will finish my degree in special education this year, and because of my love for people with disabilities, these articles have been exciting for me to read and share. I have used the advice, recommendations, and quotes often in my student teaching.

It is very important for us to learn about individual differences. It is easy to go through life without understanding or taking notice of others’ differences. Every ward I have ever attended has been made up of individuals with all types of abilities and disabilities. I have learned a great deal from these members.

Cathleen Reese
Las Vegas, Nevada

Journeyman for the Lord

“A Journeyman for the Lord” (April 1994) could have been written for me. It explains the daily struggles I go through in my career in retail management. My job is never boring, and I enjoy the work; I also strive to excel in my chosen field.

I, too, often hear depreciatory remarks about my profession. Brother Hull’s article gave me some much needed perspective and inspiration.

Gaye G. Hill
Louisville, Kentucky

Officer of the Peace

As a correctional counselor who spends each day working in a high-security state prison, I was both gratified and strengthened by the perspective offered in “Officer of the Peace” (Feb. 1994).

Regardless of efforts to rise above the effects of the prison environment, our staff all have been affected by cynicism, prejudice, and other negative emotions and behavior patterns as we operate in a microcosm of the worst in society.

I am so grateful for the restored gospel and the direction it has given my life.

Larry D. Kump
Hogerstown, Maryland