Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
In our church's last general conference, Pres. Monson announced that the age to serve a mission for both young men and young women were lowered to 18, and 19 Because of this change, many youth have stepped forward to answer the call to serve. :This video shows the calls of 80 youth from the same High school in Utah. At the end of the video are those who are waiting, but as of publication of the video had not yet received their call. Missionaries do not choose where they will serve, so accepting the call is an act of faith, and opening the call is an exciting experience!
President Gordon B. Hinckley:
“Unfortunately, people can’t seem to be tolerant and respectful of the views of others in so many cases. We must cultivate … an attitude of tolerance and respect for the beliefs and rights of others. We must cultivate an increased spirit of civility among people in their expressions one to another, and toward the beliefs and practices of others. We can disagree with people without being disagreeable. We can disagree without raising our voices and becoming angry and vindictive in our ways. We must learn to do so. We … must practice a greater spirit of Christ in our lives, of love one for another, and extend that to all people regardless of whom they worship or how they worship, so long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others” (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, 666–67)