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Listen to testimonies in Spanish from the Dominican Republic.
Q&A (swearing is addicting) Mar. 2001
Brian D. Stenquist, “This Recruit Does Not Swear, Sir!” Oct. 2005
Mormonad: “Trash Talk,” Nov. 2000
Annette Antonelli, “Example Speaks Loudest,” Mar. 1994
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“When I was 18, as I was preparing to serve a mission, my bishop called me to teach the Sunbeams. I had never before learned to love others more than myself until I had served those children in such a simple assignment. …
“One day I invited Mike to come to church and sit in my class. Mike was my age but had stopped attending church completely by the time he was 12. … Once in a while Mike would accept my invitations to come to an activity. It always surprised me when he did, so I kept inviting him.
“At that time, Mike had long, black hair and a beard. His complexion was dark and pleasant. I don’t remember when I invited him to my Primary class, but one day he showed up.
“Class, I would like to introduce you to my friend Mike,” is how I began my lesson. “He is visiting us today.”
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