Sunday, July 29, 2012

Church today: 29 July 2012

Elder Braeden Santiago was the concluding speaker in sacrament meeting today.  He is headed to Philippines, Tacloban Mission, where he'll serve for two years. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Church Today: 22 July 2012

Brother Craig Yugawa, recently returned from a mission to South Africa, spoke today.

Key points of his talk:

--Every member (of the church) should be (an active) member
--Develop holy habits
--Obedience will lead to the reception of everything we need.
--Understand the significance of the Atonement.

Also speaking was Sister Billie Yugawa (Craig's mom), who told us a story about training for the marathon and how she discovered that she had to strengthen her core.  Likening this experience to spirituality, she encouraged us to help strengthen the spiritual core of our youth as well as our own spiritual cores "so that there is no wiggle room" for spiritual drift.

Elders Quorum today:

  • Ward camp:  7/23 Monday to 7/28 Saturday

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Church today: 15 July 2012

Sacrament messages:

--Stand in holy places. Watch our thoughts, where we hang out, what we do, who we hang out with.
--Strive to be a good source of gospel soil (see Alma 32:28-43).

Sunday school:

--Be on guard for false prophets and those who criticize the church (like Korihor from Alma 30).

Elders Quorum:

-- Elder Craig Yugawa shared some of his experiences from his just-completed mission in South Africa
 --Look for opportunities to share the Gospel. (George Albert Smith --Lesson manual chapter 14)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Service: Adopt a highway 7/14/12

“… Unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives”: President Thomas S. Monson--(“What Have I Done for Someone Today?” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2009, 85).
Power of the Priesthood:  Jake Butler, Joshua Steffen, Dayle Turner, Gene Tamashiro, Sapena Faumuina, John Rodrigues

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Church today -- July 8, 2012

Sacrament Speakers today were Joshua and Nola Steffen, who recently adopted a beautiful baby girl Saydee.