Japan missionaries: “This afternoon, March 17, 42 wonderful missionaries arrived by chartered bus at the Kobe Mission Home after a seven-hour bus ride from the Tokyo Mission. They have all been reassigned to Kobe for an undetermined period of time,” said President McIntyre of the Kobe Japan Mission, who chronicles with many photos the arrival of these missionaries and how they are working to incorporate these 42 additional missionaries into his mission.
“Most only had a few hours to pack before making their way to catch the bus. Nevertheless, they were happy, excited and full of energy as we greeted them and welcomed them to the Kobe Mission.”
Mormon messages: “Like the fly fisherman, who knows that trout are driven by hunger, Lucifer knows our 'hunger,' or weaknesses, and tempts us with counterfeit lure.” Using an analogy of a fly fisherman, Elder M. Russell Ballard testifies that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ “You Will Be Freed.” Check out this new beautiful Mormon Messages video about breaking the lures of addiction.
Helping Japan: “Thousands, tens of thousands of tragedies in Japan. What does one say in the face of that? News reporters say the same worn-out phrases — 'looks like a war zone,' 'total destruction' — because they, at the scene, have nothing else to say. Words fail. What could I say from thousands of miles away that would be any less worn out? Descriptively, I can say nothing more, but I can pray," writes James Faulconer in this beautiful post titled “Sendai” about what we can do for those suffering in Japan. He also includes an important list of links of charitable organizations.
Spring planting: Did you know that spring springs forth on Sunday? Is your garden ready? The women at Food Storage Made Easy outline some important “Spring Gardening Chores” such as preparing the garden beds, starting seeds inside and more. Check it out.