Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Well I have been having a lot of fun lately. My family signed up to have a 14 year old Japanese student stay at our house for a week. His name is Yuya and we really enjoyed him! He brought us Japanese food and candy and tried to teach us how to do Oragami. We went laser tagging, bowling, and to the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point while he was here. He really liked playing card games with us and dad said he loved pancakes. We told him to come visit us again sometime and he said "okay, and you come visit me in Japan sometime." That would be fun. Caleb, Yuya and I carved pumpkins together. You can probably tell from the picture who did which pumpkin.
Kameron and I went 4-wheeling with his parents last week. It's hunting season so we had to wear orange! Kameron's shirt is very attractive don't you think?
I AM PECULIAR (this is a permanent post. If you have already read it, scroll down to see my latest)
I know where I come from, why I am here and where I am going. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of you will know me as a “Mormon” although that is just a nickname. The word ‘Saint’ just means ‘member’ in this context. I believe in God the Eternal Father, that I am a daughter of God, and that He loves me and wants me to be happy. I believe in my Savior Jesus Christ who lived a perfect life, atoned for my sins, died and was resurrected all that I might enjoy the blessing of being forgiven of my sins, and having my body and spirit reunited after death. I know that just as God called prophets in the Old and New Testament times that He has in fact called a prophet to lead and guide us today. I believe that families can live together for eternity; death does not have to be the end of our relationships with the ones we love. Some of you may wonder how on earth I can know these things. As I learn more and more from the Bible and other scriptures and actually live what I learn I see the promises the Lord has made being fulfilled in my life, and I feel the Holy Spirit bear witness that these things are true.
I know, I’m peculiar, but thankfully there are over 13 million other peculiar members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with each year that number grows. I feel so much joy and happiness in my life because of this knowledge. If you want to know more depth about anything I have said that makes me peculiar, visit www.mormon.org. This website explains in detail much of what I have just professed to believe and more.