Saturday, September 4, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The following was posted on the "Hurrah for Israel" Blog on July 31st, 2010, kept by Sister Howell, wife of Elder Forsyth's Mission President. Elder Forsyth shares many awesome stories in his letters home, but this was one we didn't hear about, so I thought I'd post it here. I believe it was written in a report by one of the AP's:
"Last night Elder Vang and Elder Forsyth were planning to find out where to tract a couple of hours the next day. In response to Zone Conference training, they prayed and picked out 5 streets or so a piece, comparing their choices and discerning through the spirit where they should go. Elder Birkel, an assistant to the president was with them, helping them find in the area: We had the distinct impression to tract at a street called Margaret the next day. The area proved to be too broad, so we prayed to focus on a smaller area and knocked on the first door that we knew was Hmong, explaining who we were, and that we were there to teach the gospel. The woman who answered responded, 'I'm a Christian. My ex-husband's friend was a Mormon and taught him about a boy ordained to be a prophet. You want to come inside? There were three of us, so we went inside, prayed and taught her the plan of salvation. 'Do you know where we came from before this life?' We asked her. 'Yes, I know we were with God through the scriptures --- 'before I formed thee in the belly; I knew thee,'' she responded quoting several scriptures. Hmong people are not familiar with this concept; we were surprised and excited. She also mentioned that Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights she usually goes to a bible study class, but she felt she needed to stay home that night. We responded that we, too, had been praying about where to contact and felt directed to her home."
"'Yes,' she said, 'I think God made this appointment for us!' She had a question about where those go who do not know about Christ; she had been taught by her pastor that you could only accept the gospel here on the earth. We explained how our Heavenly Father had a prepared a way for all to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, even after this life, and referred her to 1 Peter 3:18-20. She responded, 'I have read this scripture over and over and you have answered my question!' She set an appointment for next week to teach her, after identifying the spirit during our meeting by herself!! She's amazing and the Lord blesses us as we follow the counsel of our leaders!!"
Posted by Tina Marie at 5:02 PM
Friday, July 30, 2010
Our Singapore CELEBRATION!
Brandon really enjoyed it, and it was fun to celebrate his mission call!
Posted by Tina Marie at 11:32 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Here is Dallen in his role of Sammy in "Revolt of Mother". He performed in March at the St. George Opera House. The show ran for two weeks. Dallen had been extremely ill in the weeks up to the performance, but got better just in time.
This is Aubrey and Noah performing in "Under the Broadway Lights", an original musical revue written and directed by Tina. Aubrey was one of the stars of the show. She sang a solo "God Help the Outcasts" and sang a fun & sassy duet with Shannon called "Trouble to Spare", an original song by Tina.
She was awesome and very expressive.
Posted by Tina Marie at 8:35 PM
Dallen at Halloween 2009 as a Naruto character
Its always a fun house over there!
Besides - if you don't get enough candy from trick-or-treating,
there's plenty more in Grandma's cupboard
(or Grandpa's closet - SHHHHH)
Dallen turned TEN and became a Webelos Scout.
Posted by Tina Marie at 6:58 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Yes! I AM the birthday boy!
Posted by Tina Marie at 11:36 PM