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In marriage, in raising children, when you get cancer or you are alone, never throw in the towel. Just wait for another round.
Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. But I am proud of him as a father, and the way he treats my Mom. He really puts us first. He actually puts his role as father and husband ahead of that other title. It is important to him to go to church and magnify his calling, whatever that calling is. It is funny to have him go from the big football boys that is so important to the world to teaching little children in primary, but how important is that to help little children follow Jesus Christ.
That has eternal implications.
They took a lot of footage and we had no idea what would be in the movie until we saw it. We represent our family, but we represent the Church as well. We are so happy to think we could something for the Church that has done so much for us. We have a loving family.
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We have the gospel. That is the emotion we felt.
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I have never done anything like this, but you get used it. We are your neighbors. There are so many types of families, races, and cultures in the Church.
But unity is even better. As a result, you are there with him and can see those forlorn children who were hungry, standing behind the wire fence. The story becomes all the more real. He said he had never been very far from home when he was called to serve in Germany, so he took a camera with him, determined to capture the scenes on film.
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Later, National Geographic gave him a big 16 mm camera and he continued taking footage. They were friendly with American soldiers because they had been told what East Berlin was like under Soviet control. Smith sent out evangelists, including to England and Scandinavia, but encouraged converts to come to where he was and settle, a community that could be separate from those who disagreed with their radical new ideas. It was not free from strife.
Smith had to flee his base in Kirtland, Ohio, due to the crash of a bank he founded, heading to Missouri, where a successful Mormon outpost had been established. Smith was jailed along with some other Mormon leaders, released after the Mormon community had gone across the Mississippi River into southern Illinois.
They established Nauvoo, which grew to 12, residents bythe largest settlement in Illinois, more than twice the size of Chicago. Troubles came there, as well, in part because it became public knowledge that Smith was practicing polygamy.
Smith attempted to destroy a local newspaper that exposed the polygamy, caused a public riot, and was jailed. A mob stormed the jail and killed him and one of his brothers. The death of the prophet shocked Mormonism. But it survived because Smith had put in place mechanisms to accept and reject innovations, mechanisms that allowed it to both adapt and wall off competition. Smith established multiple councils, like the First Presidency, the Quorum of Twelve, and the Seventy, to judge new ideas, and he himself was subject to the councils.
This helped Smith, and Mormonism, to contain the excitement of other newly converted Mormons, who were prone to charismatic visions of their own.
This leadership structure remains in place today. Those who accepted the message could believe they were helping to restore the real church of Jesus Christ, a seductive message. Flake explains the church has simplified its message as the church has spread, a subtle adaptation most Mormons may not notice. Sunday school lessons involve simply giving scriptures to read and having people discuss them in their local context, without theological takeaways.
Borrowing from existing successes, the centralized structure for controlling doctrine resembles that of the Catholic Church. The Latter-day Saints do not have a seminary. At the local level, every one is a volunteer, and every person has a role to play.
As the 19th century rolled on, the Mormons adapted their doctrines to ensure their survival multiple times after Brigham Young led them west into what was then Mexico. He went seeking a place to create a new Israel, a heavenly kingdom on Earth, with its own laws, an idea that attracted Mormon converts looking to be part of something important.
But Utah was not very hospitable, and Young would seek federal money for his struggling flock, creating ongoing tensions between the Mormons and the American government, especially after the Mexican-American War ceded territory including Utah to the U. The Mormons lived communally, until the railroad and non-Mormon settlers forced them out of isolation. While a minority of Mormons practiced polygamy, the leadership fought to keep it, arguing it was protected as freedom of religion, until the U.
Supreme Court ruled against the practice. While the church was under public fire, it steeled itself with capitalist enterprises. Young set up department stores and a co-op mercantile institution.
Because the humor of these films often relies on specifically Utah-centric Latter Day Saint culture, they tend to have a smaller audience than the other LDS subgenres, even among Mormon viewers. A comedy with romantic aspects. The Home Teachers — Slapstick comedy about polar opposite home teachers that "fulfill" their responsibility on the last day of the month. Baptists at Our Barbecue — Longfellow — consistently called "Longwinded" by the inhabitants — is a small town that is religiously divided equally between Baptists and Mormons.
A newcomer becomes the tie-breaker. Rather than tilt the scales he decides to bridge the religious divide by organizing an all-faiths barbecue. Based on a novel by Robert Farrell Smith.
Church Ball — In the last year of a basketball league, a church team does not want to place last again. The storyline juxtaposes the desire to win at all costs with the expectation of sportsmanlike conduct in church sports.