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June 17, 2014

Aaronic Priesthood

In our church the young men of age 12 and up hold the Aaronic Priesthood.  Aaronic Priesthood holders are put into different quorums (groups) based on their age.  They participate in church activities, service projects, scouting event, and fulfill weekly responsibility based on what quorum they are in. This post comes from our Teacher’s quorum (young men who are are 14 and 15 years old) and some of their adult advisers.  They share some of their feelings about temples, holding the priesthood, prophets and families.


The day I became a deacon is the day I left behind my immaturities and became a young man instead of small carefree boy.  I now had a duty to my Father in Heaven and promises to keep.  I was to receive the priesthood which is the power to serve in Heavenly Father’s name.  It is used to heal the sick, uplift people of all kinds, and to perform sacred ordinances.


I have been in the scouting program for 3 1/2 years now, and I have enjoyed all of the gut-busting and spiritual activities.  Not only are they fun but they bring us closer to one another.  I was once asked where people went when they don’t have temples.  I didn’t know.  The answer was in the wilderness.  That is why I like scouts a lot


To start off, I love going to the temple.  For those who don’t know what a temple is, it is a holy place where we can feel the love of Jesus Christ and the comfort of him as well.  Going to the temple is a great experience and a great opportunity to talk to our Lord Jesus Christ.  Feeling his great peace makes me feel and understand his love.  Going to the temple and feeling the peace and love of Jesus Christ tells me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true.  So many great and wonderful things happen in the LDS church and the same with temples.  Having the strength of Jesus Christ gets me through my trials and tribulations.  Knowing he is there for me is a great reminder to go to the temple.  I never knew there was a place where I could get so close to him.


When I turned 12 I got my temple recommend and me, my mom, and my older sister went to the temple.  I was excited but also very nervous because I had no idea what I was supposed to do.  I was extremely surprised when I found out that the temple had a downstairs and that was where the font was.  When we walked down the stairs I started feeling the Spirit very strongly.  When it was time to finally do the baptisms for the dead I felt the spirit more strongly than I had in a long time.  We were doing baptisms for some of my ancestors who did not get the opportunity when they were alive.  I felt as if they were looking down at me and smiling.  I love the temple and plan to go again soon.


My name is Bently.  I have a testimony of our prophet today – Thomas S. Monson.  Now if you are reading this and you aren’t a Mormon than you probably don’t know what a testimony is.  Well to simplify the long definition, a testimony is what you believe in and you experience.   But the way I am doing it is by posting on the blog.  I have a testimony of the  of our prophet.  I know that he is the true prophet of God.  I know that he cares about us and does his best to do what is right for us.  I know that even though he may not know who I am that he cares about me and wants me to do my best.  I hope that who ever is reading this will feel the Spirit.  I want them to know that the Lord loves and cares about all of us.

Randy (Adviser)

I am thankful for the knowledge that families can be together forever, not just only on Earth.  This makes sense to me.  It doesn’t make any sense that marriages are “till death do us part.”  What is the purpose of marriage and raising kids if these relationships end at death?  The Holy Ghost testifies of the truthfulness of eternal families.  It feels right, it is right.  I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the complete gospel, was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.  I am grateful for this and for the fact I can be with my wife and family forever.  This knowledge is priceless to me.

Tim (Adviser)

I am so grateful to work with the young men and men as we grow together in our knowledge and experience of the gospel.  These young men impress me so much with their knowledge and desire to do what is right.  I know the Jesus Chris is the Son of God.  I know that he is my Savior.  I am so grateful to know that he died for me that I might repent. I know that God loves me and these young men and helps us in our efforts to do good and serve.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church of Jesus Christ.

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