Make it a Wonderful Life

  My family and I recently re-watched the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. This long-cherished Christmas story, made in 1946, has consistently come to be known as one of the best movies of all time, even though it was initially poorly received by critics. It’s the story of the weary hero […]

To Give or not to Give

In 2003, I was serving a mission in Christchurch, New Zealand. For me, a mission was a great testing ground to apply the principles of the gospel which I was so eagerly learning during that time. One day, we came across a man who told my companion and me that he was in great need. […]

The Fate of Charity: If You Were Running For Your Life, What Would You Bring?

Meet Mariama Kallon: a young woman who lost her family to a brutal civil war that lasted for decades.     Early 1990s, Sierra Leone: a small country in Western Africa, and one of the worst places to live in the world. By some accounts, it is the worst. Now fast-forward to Salt Lake City, Utah, […]

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