Native tribe with LDS beliefs?

The Lacandon people are one of the most isolated native groups in Mexico.  Going completely undetected until the early 1900’s, this small tribe is giving scientists a unique look into the past Mayan way of life.  Over just the last 30 years, this tribe of people has slowly been exposed to the world beyond their […]

Sacred Revelations Are Saved!

As persecution increased, more and more Saints moved to the outskirts of the United States to seek refuge from their enemies.  The population of the Saints seemed to increase daily in Jackson County, Missouri.  The members of the Church built home, worked large farms, built businesses, and contributed in a positive way to the community.  […]

Grandin Building

About 2,500 years ago, Isaiah prophesied that a book would come in that last days.  The book would contain “a revelation from God, from the beginning of the world until the ending thereof” (2 Nephi 27:6-10).  This book is the Book of Mormon.  Ancient American prophets prayed that the Lord would fulfill Isaiah’s prophecy so the future readers […]

The Mormon Battalion

The story of the Mormon Battalion is not well know.  Perhaps it is not talked about much because the march which the Battalion took from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, CA was completely uneventful.  However, the story of the Battalion is a miracle as great as any other.  When the Mormon’s were called upon […]

Thanksgiving Scriptures

Joseph F. Smith once said, “One of the greatest sins of which the inhabitants of the earth are guilty today, is the sin of ingratitude” (in Journal of Discourses, 25:52).  Lehi taught that there can not be a sin unless there is first a commandment.  Based on the statements of these two prophets, we should […]


Quetzalcoatl, ‘The white bearded descending God’, was the first and most important God worshipped by the Mayans.  He had an April 6 birthday, he descended from the East, he promised to return one day and reign over the earth during a period… of 1,000 years of peace.  Quetzalcoatl was worshipped throughout Mesoamerica.  The Mayans build […]

Jesus Wept?

I was recently visiting a Deacon’s Quorum and the adviser asked each of the boys to think of their favorite scripture.  One boy said that his favorite scripture was ‘Jesus wept’ because it is so easy to memorize.  He got the reaction he was looking for when the other boys started to laugh.  I couldn’t […]