The Church represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ as He established it here on earth; restored in glory for mankind with the same gifts, ordinances, structure and faith. The Church serves humbly as a forum through which God’s spirit can be shared with the world. It is a spiritual home for people across the globe and a conduit for God’s blessings and miracles.
Our mission is to teach the Gospel to all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things commanded by Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20) and to draw Israel to Jesus Christ through an effort focused on the Native Americans of North and South
While we respect the freedom of choice as it applies to religious beliefs, we invite all who are seeking truth and sincerely interested in the simplicity of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, to explore our web site; who we are, and how, through Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice, all men and women might find eternal salvation.
May the Lord bless your heart and mind,
In Ether 7, Orihah (one of the sons of Jared) concludes his reign as the first king of the Jaredite people in the new land, passing the mantle to his son Kib. Sadly, things go downhill quickly after that, as two families then begin to compete for the throne, resulting in a series of kidnappings and murders and many temporary changes in who is king. Finally, they settle into two kingdoms:
"And the country was divided; and there were two kingdoms, the kingdom of Shule, and the kingdom of Cohor, the son of Noah." (Ether 7:20)
There were probably lots of people who thought this arrangement was wrong. Why should there be two kingdoms? We only need one. Perhaps there were even some who disliked both Shule and Cohor and would have wanted more choices. None of that mattered; there were two kingdoms, and each person had to pick the one they wanted to be part of.
Today is the first blog post in a mini-series of articles called "Melodies with Meaning." Our columnists are going to tell you about some of their favorite spiritual songs. Hopefully, these articles will leave you with a light heart — and maybe even a new favorite tune. Look for Melodies with Meaning throughout June.
In the early ‘90s, a little thing known as compact discs made their way onto the scene. Foreign as they seemed, it signified the dawn of a new era of music listening. And in the Pezzenti house, it meant a trip to the local electronic store to pick out a few CDs. Among the first? "Silent Night Gospel Christmas with Mahalia Jackson."
I’m not sure what made us pick that one out in particular. (Perhaps it was close to the upcoming holiday season? Perhaps it was the cheap $5.99 price? Perhaps we saw the classic song list and were intrigued?) Regardless, the mixture of seasonal and non-seasonal tunes became a staple of every Christmas and provided an uplift throughout the year. Discovering Mahalia’s voice is still among my top musical memories.