Articles by matheson

Preparing a Celestial Baptismal Service

September 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Baptism is one of the most significant experiences of a person’s life. It marks a sacred commitment, the gate to the Celestial Kingdom. They will remember the experience throughout their life and especially how they feel. When you envision a “Celestial Baptism,” what do you think ... [More]

Being Purified

September 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

(A letter written by a Stake President to his children in the Mission Field. This talk is also known as the “40-Day Missionary Fast talk. Take it as you wish.) One day, a member informed us that he had an investigator that was ready to be taught and he volunteered to attend the first ... [More]

Inside the MTC

September 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Every year, thousands of Missionaries enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Not only that, but around the world. As of this date, there are 15 Missionary Training Centers operating around the world. Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Peru are just to name a few. Missionaries for the ... [More]

6 Essential Talks for Every Missionary

September 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

This is just a small list of talks that I’ve compiled that I really wish I would have read before going on my Mission. They completely changed the way that I think and saw the way that I did Missionary Work. Listed below, are four other books that really helped my thought process as well. ... [More]

LDS Mission Cost

September 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Some of you may be wondering, “How much is my Mission going to cost me?” The cost comes out to around $400 a month, which means over the course of a 24-month period of time for an Elder, it will cost $9,600. And for a Sister over the course of 18-months, it will cost $7,200. The Good ... [More]

Things to Avoid in Sacrament Meeting Talks

September 2, 2013 // 8 Comments

We’ve all seen it. We’ve all felt embarrassed, even though we’re the ones sitting in the congregation! Here are some points to follow to aid you while giving a talk in Sacrament Meeting. 1) Do not explain how you tried to avoid the assignment I know we’ve all seen it. There ... [More]

Easy Missionary Meals (or anyone)

August 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Thinking back as a Missionary, I had companions who I’m pretty sure lived for two years completely off of cold cereal. If it weren’t for the members who were very generous in providing us with a meal each evening, I think they may have starved. I prided myself on having a little bit ... [More]

Request Your Priesthood Line of Authority

August 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Your Priesthood Line of Authority looks something like this. A Priesthood Line of Authority shows who ordained an individual and who in turn ordained them and so on back to the Lord, Jesus Christ. From this, we’re able to see where our Authority originates, and how it’s passed down from ... [More]

9 Myths About Mormons

August 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

1. Mormons worship Joseph Smith While we do see Joseph Smith as the man who restored the true Church of Jesus Christ, we definitely do not worship him. We respect him and are very grateful for the sacrifice that he placed forth for the entire world, but we do not worship him. The only people we ... [More]

The Parable of the Bicycle

August 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

After I had come home from school one day, I was sitting in a chair reading the newspaper. My daughter Sarah, who was seven years old, came in and said, “Dad, can I have a bike? I’m the only kid on the block who doesn’t have a bike.” Well, I didn’t have enough money to ... [More]
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