Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
I never could have
image I would
be a part of
an amazing faith
that teaches Jesus love
and his glory
Our faith has touch so
but there are false
teachers and preachers
that say nothing
but twisted lies
at are faith
for the simple
reason we spread
the whole truth and
have holy temples
throughout the land
So we send out Missionaries
for two years
to spread the good news
And they have the answers
to questions and
Joseph Smith never
made any of this up
The Book of Mormon is true
and comes from above
So don’t speak
of Joseph Smith
There is no time to be playing around
with those who
lead people astray
time to stand up for the truth
For we are Latter Day Saints
Forgiven and we have
the whole truth
of God’s books
one, two, three,
Old Testament and New Testament
Four, five, six,
Book of Mormon
Pearl of Great Price
Doctrine and Covenants
and Word of Wisdom
We are on a
show the world
Love and truth
Died for you
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Isidro Zapata
Loud horn sounds
Go off with red
Take action because
the truth alert is going off.
Quick, jump into the truthmobile.
Whole world seems to be so easy
fooled with lies
It is time to get to business
and show people
I have no time to be
with all these false teachings
so pray and let
the Holy Sprit speak
for it has already
open our hearts to
time to show you
hit them up
that, are from above
Second Nephi chapter two verse six
“Wherefore redemption cometh in
and through the Holy Messiah for he
is full of grace and truth.
So pray and do not
Be lead astray
Let me tell you
If your world is upside down
This book will set you free
And speak the truth to you
So hit them up
that are from above
D & C 50 verse nineteen
"And again, he that receiveth the
Word of truth, doth he receive it
By the Spirit of Truth or some
Of course the other way
Is not of God so we have
To get to our Father’s
Business and have no time
To be playing around
With these false teachings
So spread the truth
For at the end
you want to
Hear these words
“Well done, thou good
and faithful servant enter
thou into the joy of thy lord”
Book of Mormon is true
Don’t be ice or be easy
Trick with lying lips
Just remember to
Turn on the
For it will expose
Why is it tht wen we r looking for som1 to love we always think of how pretty or handsum they are nd never think of the beauty of their hearts??
Why do we tend to judge each other wen we know we are of the same sinfull path??
Fact is under all of this lies our humanity and imperfections
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
they are so wonderful and fun!! they even bore their testimonies at the baptism, it brought a sweet spirit to the room :) and they were given the gift of the holy ghost and it mentioned a lot of missionary work and sealings in the temple, which they are all working on already even before they got baptized!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
So this is were we ended in the last blog.
"So, I kept reading the bible and changing my life more and more.I wrote in my journal. I had to let go of friends that were going down a bad path. I had to let go of facebook for a while actually, I didn't want any thing negative to be thrown my way. Nobody from my baptist church called and it was what's called a mega church around here. So that said a lot to me. The bad part was is my dad still went to our baptist church. He did go to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with me once. He told everybody " I have to tell those at my baptist church what a change this has made in my daughter's life all the way around."
He did and it did not go well at our old baptist church. I still ended up being baptized in the church I felt the purest I have ever felt in my life. I felt clean, pure and amazing. I told my mom " I feel like a kid that's young and innocent." That confirmed everything for her as well."
Well things got really crazy after my baptism. My life really changed. I had continued to read the Book of Mormon, learning it's truth and having the Holy Spirit as my constant companion. I worked every Saturday doing home health care. Things were going great. Well, on a September 10, 2013 I had my first team-up with the sister missionaries. I was so nervous. We were seeing a woman named Mrs. Rose in Greensboro. She had met with the missionaries once or twice before and today we were going to try and commit her to baptism.
We went in and had our lesson and things went pretty good. She didn't however commit to baptism. I felt like I got to bear my testimony though to her and I knew she could feel the spirit. When we finally left the missionaries were really proud of me. They said " You did so wonderful listening to the holy spirit! You were amazing." I said " Sisters, I've never been one to speak up like I did I would just be quiet in the past." They then again stated " you really did do amazing." I felt so great. We then went home. Well the following Sunday on September 15,2013 I received my first calling!
Apparently, my branch president was talking to the missionaries before the first visit with Mrs. Rose he told them to let them know how it went. That he think I had a calling as a branch missionary! Needless to say on September 15,2013 I was set apart and asked by my branch president "Katie did you enjoy the appointment with Mrs. Rose and the missionaries?" I said "I really did! I feel like now I can effect change in my community and help those around me especially divorced single moms." "Well, we have a calling for you if you like.. It's called a branch missionary meaning you can go out with the missionary whenever you have the time to." "I will love this calling!" He also had my mom in the room with us ,and she was totally amazed and told me "this confirms everything you have done to change your life Katie this is amazing." We were both crying by then and I felt so accomplished more than I had ever in my entire life. Part: 4 will be up soon I hope y'all are enjoy it! The picture below is me at my baptism with Sister Pabst and Sister Melott the first missionary's I ever met! -Katie
Saturday, March 22, 2014
You know who we are
For we have holy
Temples throughout the world
We give the world
The whole truth
Not just half
My faith is not Christian
Nowadays everybody wanna
Talk like they got something
to say but nothin comes
out when they
move their lips
just a buncha gibberish
Who do you think that brought
You the whole truth
You better listen up very closely
For we speak the truth
And we have the
You are full of lies
What happens when
You pray and ask if
All of this is true
And let the holy sprit speak to
Nowadays everyone wanna
Talk like they got something
But nothin comes out when they
Move their lips
Just a buncha gibberish
Was the one
Who was picked
To tell the world the
What do you tell someone who
Thinks our faith is fake
Or full of lies
Tell them to go study
The book of Mormon
Nowadays everyone wanna talk
Like they got something to say but
Nothin comes out when they
Move their lips
Just a buncha gibberish
Now we have all the books
time to tell
The whole world
The Truth for we
Don’t put things in our body
Or mess around because
We have the truth
Of all the books
Now you try and sneak
Into the temple
Am not having that
You trying to disgrace
What is holy
Nowadays everyone wanna talk
Like they got something to say
but nothin comes out when
They move their lips
Just a buncha gibberish
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I did not know what was happening in my life for it was in a tailspin
For I, just got, busted and everything was coming to an end.
My family told, me I need to find Jesus like he was missing
I never saw him on the back of a milk carton
so why should I go and try and
since I did not know he was even missing.
I never went to go look for him
My life was going to change when I finally found
The truth and it spoke to my heart just
Around the corner when I ran into the missionaries in the parking lot, Invited, me to follow after this path
Then everyone went crazy
and started yawping and
saying it was an occult and it was all wrong so
Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say
But nothin comes out every time they move their lips,
Just a Buncha of gibberish
Everyone around started to bash and smash my
People saying not the best of things
Of the faith, wanting to keep the truth
From all of you but we will not
Let you keep this up without exposing you
And let you continue with your false doctrine
People, please do not be twisted
With the mistreatment of the truth
Joseph Smith is a prophet from God
I finally, have peace and love
All due, to my new found faith in the LDS Church
There are some that all they do
Nowadays have something to say against my faith, bash and trash what is holy
But every time they speak nothing comes out
when they move there lips just a buncha gibberish
you act like God is not the same yesterday in years past that he somehow stopped using prophets. God is still the same
You think since the book of Acts that they all died off
And none are left
so a lot of preaches
all they do is trash and bash our faith
Why don’t you go and study the word
And it will set you free
And the Book of Mormon
Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say against my faith so they slander and bash but every time they move there lips nothin comes out but a buncha gibberish
So stop and
Speak the truth
Some do not want to but nowadays everyone wanna talk like they have something to say all they do is trash and bash my faith
but every time they move there lips nothing comes out but a buncha of gibberish.
So I think its time for you preachers and teachers to pipe down and sit down
For you are lying to your people
Nowadays everyone wants to talk like they have something to say but every time they move there lips all I hear is a buncha of gibberish
they forget the real truth
and not wanting to seek it out
making you think they are holy when in fact they are nothing but a phony
and try and destroy my faith with lies they spill
nowadays all they wanna do is talk
but nothing comes out every time they move their lips
all I hear is a buncha of gibberish
Now it is time for us as a people of the LDS church to set these people free with the real truth and the real gospel.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Here we are, part two of this two part post, if you missed the Awesome!ness of part one, click here! If not, you should probably take a seat so you aren't blown away and you may want to hold on to your socks. "Good, I just bought them."
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something like that
Now the best things in life are the things that have multiple meanings cause, well, they have multiple meanings. "Not the most clever thing you've ever said." My allergies are killing me, give me a break... Now what was I talking about... "Double meanings?" Ah yes, double meanings, well, We already talked about Spiritual Gifts, now to the second part of The Artist and the Ambulance. We are going to talk about second chances. "Wait a second, didn't you already talk about that with the whole Luna thing?" Why yes I did, now stop interrupting please. Now I've never had a near death experience before, sure, I've almost been hit by a car while on bike more times than I'd like to have been, but nothing that's worth writing home about. But I've heard many a tale about someone who has been on the verge of death and once they recover, they say they had a feeling that they had been squandering their lives and that all they had done was for naught. They reenter into a world of regret of all the things they may or may not have done and realize just how quickly things can change, so they make amends, and try to change their lives. So before you ask where I'm going with this, there is a man in the Book of Mormon who goes by the name of Alma the Younger.
He was what most would call a hoodlum, a ner' do well, "a rapscallion?" Exactly! He would go around leading away people away from the church and taking them down the path that is hotter than most would prefer. "Are there two hockey sticks there?" There is outdeed. So pretty much, not someone you would introduce to your folks. "And then he became a good guy?" You know, if you ruin the ending, it's not fun for the rest of us... "Sorry geez..." I'm getting there. So Alma the Younger had a father by the name of Alma who was the prophet at the time so he was a pretty righteous guy. So imagine knowing that your son, is leading people away from the church and pretty much undoing all the good you're working so hard to do. "Sounds like it would suck, also sounds like a beating is in store." Right, but think about it, even IF his father did anything, do you think a hoodlum like Alma the Younger would listen? "Probably not." Exactly, Alma needed something else to help his beloved wayward son. So he took his problems to the Lord.
|And then this happened.|
And he said unto me: If thou wilt of thyself be destroyed, seek no more to destroy the church of God."Hardcore." Alma the younger was left in a stupor for days and repents of his transgressions so here's where the ambulance comes in. In this sort of near death experience, Alma realized what he did and he came to terms with the person he was, and the person he didn't want to be. He was in a bad place, he described himself as a murderer, not a physical one, but a spiritual one and to have to face his maker with the sins and spiritual blood of many on his hands was too much for him to take. I can't say I've been where he's been, not many can, but it's not to say he was doomed to a gall of bitterness, no. This post is about second chances and that's what Alma the Younger received. He told this experience to his son saying:
12 But I was racked with an eternal torment, for my soul was harrowed up to the greatest degree and racked with all my sins.So here we are, much like John Marston, there is redemption for all of us because our Heavenly Father loves us, and he wants us to be better than we are, to be like him, and we can! We truly can! Yes, there will be those mess ups here and there, but just cause we spilled some lemonade doesn't mean we can no longer drink any. I believe in the second chances, cause they're real, but I just hope we don't have to get as far as Alma the Younger or the Artist in the Ambulance to realize it. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
13 Yea, I did remember all my sins and iniquities, for which I was tormented with the pains of hell; yea, I saw that I had rebelled against my God, and that I had not kept his holy commandments.
14 Yea, and I had murdered many of his children, or rather led them away unto destruction; yea, and in fine so great had been my iniquities, that the very thought of coming into the presence of my God did rack my soul with inexpressible horror.
15 Oh, thought I, that I could be banished and become extinct both soul and body, that I might not be brought to stand in the presence of my God, to be judged of my deeds.
16 And now, for three days and for three nights was I racked, even with the pains of a damned soul.
17 And it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment, while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world.
18 Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death.
19 And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more.
20 And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain!
21 Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy.
Monday, March 17, 2014
My dad kept saying "make sure you know what your getting your self into." I knew what I was suppose to do and that was to be baptized. I knew that the Book of Mormon was true.
He did and it did not go well at our old baptist church. I still ended up being baptized in the church I felt the purest I have ever felt in my life. I felt clean, pure and amazing. I told my mom " I feel like a kid that's young and innocent." That confirmed everything for her as well.
This ends Part 2 for now. I have so much more to blog about. I hope you are enjoying it. -Sister Katie Guyton
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I was asked to teach a class for the Elders of Priesthood about the Plan of Salvation. I wanted to make sure that Galen does not feel out of place, having no idea what we are talking about; therefore, I asked him what he knows about the Plan of Salvation. I was surprised to hear that he had no idea what the Plan of Salvation is, for I usually teach it as soon as possible after the Restoration to my investigators as a full time missionary. He said that it was the commandments. I was grateful for the opportunity to be the one that led the lesson to teach him the Plan of Salvation with the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This trend of teaching him the next lesson before the missionaries get to it continued the next week. Galen planned to get baptized the next Saturday, and I felt prompted to warn him what I see that happens to people just about to commit themselves to the Gospel of Christ. I admonished him that he may see many weird things, trying to distract him and promote doubt of the Gospel. I have seen this a lot with investigators. Satan only has a few investigators, missionaries, and recent converts to attack, and his efforts to thwart the work of God is successful a lot of the time. I also warned him of the spirit of doubt. It is hard to dispell, when you entertain it, and it has great purpose to destroy a soul. After that admonition, I asked him what he is going to do for the rest of the Sabbath day, and Galen said that he has no idea what the Sabbath is. When I was about to teach him, the sister missionaries drove by, and he told him that I was teaching him about the Sabbath. They said that they were about to teach it to him, and he is always prepared (by the Spirit before the lesson I presume, and I may have taught him the Plan of Salvation before they taught him.) During the week before his baptism, Galen said that the spirit of doubt seized on him powerfully. I expected this because last Sunday before the baptism he was saying that he was feeling all the feelings that he possibly could after church about baptism. He said after a lesson with the missionaries it attacked, and he remembered my warning, remaining at the church until the doubt departed. I was humbled that he chose me to ordain him to the Aaronic Priesthood the Sunday following his baptism to be a Priest.
Preparing for the conferral of the Priesthood power to him, I reviewed the expectations, which I am use to because I am an ordinance worker; furthermore, I prepared the words that I would like to say in the blessing. Respecting that during the ordinance, I may be prompted otherwise. This is what I wrote:
"I dedicate this document to Galen. I am so honored to be chosen to ordain you a priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I do not know what I will say in the ordination, but I hope that it will be something like this.
The Aaronic Priesthood is the preparatory priesthood. The Priesthood is the power of God given to man to fulfill his work and plan; furthermore, it is the power given to man to lead his family to Eternal life. There is no other means to do so. In your preparation to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood, this time is important for you to develop lasting habits of your service. You now have the authority to “preach, teach, expound, exhort, … and visit the house of each member, and exhort them to pray vocally and in secret and attend to all family duties." Sacred ordinances that you can perform is baptism and the Sacrament. The Sacrament has become sacred to me as a priesthood holder, for I feel like the apostles of old who anointed and dressed the body of Christ in his tomb. Your Heavenly Father is happy because your faith and humility in Christ. Prepare now as you have been to serve in greater capacities in the Priesthood by practicing your duty, following the spirit, and continually feasting on the word of God. You will be given revelations, comfort, guidance, and opportunities to serve according to your faithfulness to prayer and the commandments. Look to the prophets for examples for faithful priesthood service. We all love you very much."
Today, the 16th of March, I taught Galen how to bless the Sacrament and put it away. His feedback was that it was simple. I liked how that sounded. Putting the sacrament away, I was impressed by his faith, naturally practicing the greatest level of reverence. He even whispered when he approached me at the sacrament table.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
So yes my life has been totally crazy! On July 20,2013 we noticed two girls walking up my street. They looked very different like they were new in town. They started talking to my dad. My mom shortly after that noticed who they were. " That's them that's them! I've been praying for them everyday whenever I seem them in downtown Greensboro!" She quickly ran outside to meet them! She introduced herself. There names were Sister Pabst and Sister Melott. They explained to us that they were missionaries from the church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints. We were amazed! Missionaries here in Union Point!? We thought all the missionaries went outside the U.S.A. to other countries not here in Georgia! My mom quickly said " If you need anything come here. Water, bathroom, food a place to cool off anything you need come here."
I was amazed at what my mom had said she was never one to open up to people to come into our home like that. They then stated how excited they were and thanked us and gave us there number on a Mormon.org card. I was like ok this is no big deal. Then my heart changed I wanted to try it out our branch was in Madision only 45 minutes away what would it hurt but of course I would have to talk to my parents about it. But I needed that card they gave it to my dad. ... Great I was thinking. I hope this doesn't start anything. I then went back inside went into the kitchen and noticed my dad's bible on the table he had been reading it. There was the card! Simply there! I then asked him when he came back if I could have the card. He said "of course." I then went to my mom she was in her room on the computer. "Mom can I talk to you for a minute." "Sure what's up?" She said. "I want to go to the Mormon church."
"Well it's fine with me ,but you know you have to ask dad he is head of house now that we are remarried." "I understand" Mom said " Lets look at Mormon .org and see if you are really interested first. "Sounds good to me." We noticed all the laws of the church and noticed it seemed ok. I got really excited so then we talked to my dad and he said I could go so I went. I felt so loved and not judged for anything. They welcomed me with hope and love. Something I never had from church members before.
I'm sorry this is short I have to go on an appointment with missionaries. I'll be posting part 2 soon!!!! Thanks for the Welcome!!! -Katie