Archives for November 2010

World LDS Church Membership Statistics

The complete updated membership statistics are available at World LDS Membership. Last week I obtained a copy of the Deseret News 2011 Church Almanac. There is a lot of information packed into it’s 624 pages. My favorite is the membership statistics that are itemized country by country. All these membership numbers are all very fine […]

Missionary Dan Email #34 from Vancouver, Washington

Mongolian Found! I was happy to receive a call on Thanksgiving day from Bayarsaihan. She is a native Mongolian that met her husband at BYU Hawaii and moved to Vancouver several years ago. I knew that she lived here, but despite all my efforts to contact her, I was never successful. She was told by […]

Thanksgiving 2010

Our obligatory Thanksgiving photograph. It was cold so we didn’t take much time to pose. As in 2008, we celebrated at Randy and Sherie’s home in Perry. Missing from the photograph are Mark and Connie who are visiting with Mark’s parents and Byron and Daniel who are serving missions. There is a hi-res version (5.2 […]

Participating in God’s Great Latter-day Work

This Sunday I am substituting for one of the regular instructors in Gospel Doctrine class. Lesson 42 involves chapters 16, 23, 29, and 31 of Jeremiah. The purpose of the lesson is to encourage class members to participate in God’s great latter-day work and to have his law written in their hearts. In my weekly […]

Missionary Dan Email #33 from Vancouver, Washington

The baptism of Roberta was great. The Spirit was strong and everything went very well. Roberta has such a sweet spirit and the ward has done great things in making her feel welcome. My new companion’s name is Elder Mendoza. He is from Sandy, Utah and is lots of fun. Elder Hardy was able to […]

People of India

The Republic of India is the seventh-largest country by geographical area with the most populous democracy in the world. According to Wikipedia, India is home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires.

Four of the world’s major religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism—originated in India, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium.

Missionary Dan Email #32 from Vancouver, Washington

What a great week. We finalized Roberta’s (by filling out her baptism record we found out how to really spell her name) plans for her baptism this weekend. She is no doubt the most excited person to be baptized that I have ever taught. To tell us the result of her interview she decided to […]

Seven Artists Paint New Testament Women

The New Testament is rich in the accounts of courageous, humble, beautiful women. The same is true of the women of the Old Testament. These women shaped history with their influence, faith, and … mistakes. Of the seven women pictured here, five of them we do not know their names. We are left to associate […]

Taking The Jeep For A Spin

Have you ever felt like you were going around in circles? That all you were doing was spinning your wheels? That the next round that life dealt you would be just the same as the last? Well no, not normally. That is until today when Paul asked me if I’d like to get out of […]