“I testify that our prayers, offered in humility and sincerity, are heard and answered. It is a miraculous thing, but it is real.” —President Gordon B. Hinckley, “An Humble and a Contrite Heart,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 89.
Test Your LDS I.Q.
Here’s a crossword puzzle that will help test your knowledge of Christ’s teachings in the New Testament and Book of Mormon. You can find the answers and refresh your memory by turning to the scripture references.
The second great commandment (three words; Matt. 22:39)
Those who follow Christ’s teachings (Matt. 16:24)
The wounded traveler’s good neighbor (Luke 10:33)
“Freely ye have ____, freely give.” (Matt. 10:8)
It’s in your brother’s eye. (Luke 6:41)
The pure love of Christ (Moro. 7:47)
How many times? Seventy times seven (Matt. 18:21–22)
“I am the good ____.” (John 10:14)
“This do in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)
What the ruler was hesitant to give up (Luke 18:18–24)
Have you ever read Jacob 5? We mean really read it? If you look closely you’ll find that this longest chapter in the Book of Mormon—a parable about the Lord of the vineyard, his servant, and olive trees—contains some valuable lessons on leadership. Read Jacob 5 again, looking at the example of the Lord of the vineyard. See what kind of leader he is. Notice his patience, his willingness to listen to counsel, his love for those around him, and you will have begun to learn some lessons from the Lord of the vineyard.
It Happened in June
June 1, 1801: Brigham Young (left), second President of the Church, was born in Vermont (above). He died at the age of 76 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
June 19, 1836: Lorenzo Snow (above right), fifth President of the Church, was baptized near Kirtland, Ohio, when he was 22 years old.
June 27, 1844: The Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed at Carthage Jail (above center), in Illinois. John Taylor, third President of the Church, said their martyrdom would remind the world that “the Book of Mormon, and this book of Doctrine and Covenants of the church, cost the best blood of the nineteenth century” (see D&C 135:6).
June 18, 1850: President John Taylor (1808–87) (above), then of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other missionaries arrived in France to open the French Mission.
Scotland Youth on Parade
Two dozen youth from the Dundee Second and Dundee Bingham Wards in the Dundee Scotland Stake recently took part in the first-ever Lord Provost of Dundee Youth Parade. More than 1,000 young people participated in the event, which was held to recognize the outstanding young people of Dundee, their talents, and their service to the people in the city.
After the parade through the town, the lord provost (mayor) addressed the crowd. Following this, some of the youth groups demonstrated activities such as soccer, hockey, cheerleading, tae kwon do, and baton twirling. The Dundee young men and young women were excited for the opportunity to represent the Church on this historic occasion and plan to take part in the event every year.