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Words of the Prophet
The Joy of Service
As we look heavenward, we inevitably learn of our responsibility to reach outward.
Worth the Wait
By devoting a few hours, I could serve those who had waited years.
Reading scriptures each night kept us all going during an outdoor adventure in New Zealand.
Begin with Prayer
Teens in Ottawa, Ontario, talk about how prayer affects their lives.
Questions and Answers
“In my family, I am the youngest by many years. I always feel left out of my siblings’ activities and conversations. What can I do to improve our relationship?”
Ugly Duckling or Majestic Swan? It’s Up to You!
Choose to live up to the divine potential that lies within each of you.
Come, Get Away from the World
Visiting the temple during an open house can change lives.
An Open House Opened My Heart
A young woman finds a new goal after a temple open house.
Missionaries stand up to teasing and find a way to teach.
What Joseph Smith Taught
Valuable advice on how to deal with the adversities of life.
Place of Peace
For two young women, the temple in their own country is a special place.
Virtue: The Gold Standard
Seneca Francis takes aim at her goals.
It took five years to finally read her dad’s letter.
The Priesthood of Our Lord
A song to be sung as a round.
I Will Not Play
Opportunities come around again.
Feelings from the Holy Ghost; overcoming shyness; taking a stand; a math miracle.
The Extra Smile
We’ve Got Mail