Eradicating the Blight of Pornography

The Liahona (Spanish) is magnificent and inspiring. It brings light and understanding and helps us change attitudes, since many people who are not members of the Church read it.

The November 2001 First Presidency Message by President Thomas S. Monson, “Pornography—the Deadly Carrier,” contained excellent counsel on how to eradicate this blight from the world. I pray for all our leaders and thank Heavenly Father for their counsel. Jacinto Felipe Amutio, Orán Branch, Orán Argentina District


When we are sad, we should pray to Heavenly Father, who gives to all liberally. I always pray for happiness. I am very happy I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that even though I may have many trials in this earth life, I will have eternal happiness if I am obedient to our Heavenly Father’s laws.

It is an immense joy to be able to help those around me. I am also very happy to serve as ward mission leader.

When I submitted my mother’s name to the temple to have her baptismal work done, I discovered that great happiness comes from helping those who have died receive gospel ordinances.

If we live the gospel, we will ultimately be happy. Geraldo Magela Pinto, Contagem First Ward, Contagem Brazil Stake

“The Returned Missionary”

While I was serving a full-time mission, I consistently used Le Liahona (French) to prepare for the day and to teach. It gave me encouragement during difficult times. Now it continues to help me. The talk by Elder L. Tom Perry, “The Returned Missionary,” in the January 2002 issue has had a profound impact on my life. It taught me that I have the responsibility to contribute to the growth of the Church locally by fulfilling my calling as a home teacher. Justin Mukuna, Gecamines First Ward, Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of Congo Stake