President Gordon B. Hinckley's Challenge and Promise

President Gordon B. Hinckley said in a

worldwide leadership training meeting:

“I am convinced there is no other organization anywhere to match the Relief Society of this Church.

If they will be UNITED and speak with ONE VOICE,


10 January 2004, 20

Relief Society - A Restoration of an Ancient Form


“A Restoration of an Ancient Pattern”

Although the name may be modern date,

the institution is of ANCIENT ORIGIN.

We were told by our martyred prophet

that the same organization EXISTED

in the church ANCIENTLY.”

Eliza R. Snow

(Published in: “Daughters in My Kingdom”)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Part II - Our "Memorial Day Breakfast"

Had a delightful turnout
for our Memorial Day Breakfast...
Thank you to Kalispell 3rd Ward for all 

 Aaron and AJ Robinson

Glenn and Karen Ackom and Karen's Mother

 Ashley Buckwalter and Christy Borders

 Diane and Dennis Bartlett

 Terri and William Parker

 Brenda Hardy

Dorothy, Gordon, Dominic Deakyne

 Bonnie Egley, Robyn Dickson, Larry and Jacob Egley

 "Grandpa" Bishop Chery and Grandson

Susanne with 2 of her sons

Jacob and Mariah Hardman

Jacob Robison

 Jennifer Sherratt and daughter - Christina

Jessica Sharbono and daughters

 Joe Dickinson

Ella Labrum

 Lance Labrum and Derek Toren

Jackson, Ciara, and Laureen Rickard - Bunny Egley

Mark Buckwalter and baby daughter

 Mark Robison

Melanie and Ella Labrum and Tawna Chery

The "Hayes" Family
Ida, Carol, and Steven

 Meridel Barden

 Mindy Smith and friend

Again...I super apologize for not remembering
this family's name...I will do better next time...

Blaine, Jill, and Neil Normandeau
and Jeff Walter

 Pat Turner

 Rick and Diane Groves

 Ruth Ruggles, Marylin Lovering, Linda Doty
and Lynn Billedeaux (behind them)

 Our Darling Sister Missionaries
Sisters Letalu and Cordon

Wendy Storey and family
standing in line to get their food

Eric and Shawna Wood Family
Camylle, Eliza, Annelise

Worden Hardy
enjoying his breakfast...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Breakfast

In celebration of "Memorial Day"
3 of our Wards celebrated with a flag ceremony
and breakfast...

Let's begin with all those who helped cook, clean-up,
and serve...
Bill Bushman

Jacob Hardman and Garvin Smith

Andrew Borders

  Mark and Grace Guest

 Grace Guest

LeRoy Turner

Steve Perrone

 Lou Billedeaux

Scott Dickson

"The Griddle Master"

Thank you to ALL of you who helped 
make this a successful

STAY TUNED...Will continue with all the pictures
taken of those from our Ward 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Unlearned They Were...but NOT ignorant...

In reference to our Ancient Apostles, this quote from "Ancient Apostles" by then Elder David O. McKay...stated:
"Unlearned they were; but not ignorant;
for by their WISDOM and preaching, 
they overthrew the whole edifice of human wisdom,
and LED the world to the 
(Page 11)

Today, we are lead by LIVING PROPHETS and APOSTLES...

 Our "current" Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Our "current" First Presidency

 In 1954, President J. Reuben Clark Jr., then a counselor in the First Presidency, explained how doctrine is promulgated in the Church and the preeminent role of the President of the Church. Speaking of members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, he stated: “[We] should [bear] in mind that some of the General Authorities have had assigned to them a special calling; they possess a special gift; they are sustained as prophets, seers, and revelators, which gives them a special spiritual endowment in connection with their teaching of the people. They have the right, the power, and authority to declare the mind and will of God to his people, subject to the over-all power and authority of the President of the Church. Others of the General Authorities are not given this special spiritual endowment and authority covering their teaching; they have a resulting limitation, and the resulting limitation upon their power and authority in teaching applies to every other officer and member of the Church, for none of them is spiritually endowed as a prophet, seer, and revelator. Furthermore, as just indicated, the President of the Church has a further and special spiritual endowment in this respect, for he is the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator for the whole Church.”3

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Church Bought Historical Sites in Missouri

This is the site of Haun's Mill in Caldwell County, Mo., where members of the church were attacked by a mob in 1838.

LDS Church buys farmland, Haun's Mill, Far West, Kirtland property from Community of Christ

Published: Saturday, May 5 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Saturday that it purchased 6,000 acres of Missouri farmland and three historical sites from the Community of Christ.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Saturday that it purchased 6,000 acres of Missouri farmland and three historical sites from the Community of Christ — the group formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“The Church recently acquired operating farmland and several other non-farmland properties located in Missouri and Ohio from the Community of Christ," LDS Church spokesperson Scott Trotter said. "Non-farm sites include the Haun’s Mill and the Far West Burying Ground in Missouri as well as the Joseph Smith Sr. home in Kirtland, Ohio."

Trotter specified that no plans exist to develop the properties; farm operations will continue and historic sites will be maintained.

Situated in Caldwell County, Mo., Haun's Mill is remembered in LDS history as the place where at least 18 Mormons were massacred on Oct. 30, 1838, when Caldwell County sheriff William Jennings led an armed militia of more than 200 men into the small settlement and had them open fire without warning.

Also located in Caldwell County, Far West is the settlement Mormons founded in 1836 that served as the church's headquarters during most of 1838. It's estimated that more than 200 early Latter-day Saints are buried at the Far West Burial Grounds, including original apostle David W. Patten.

Joseph Smith Sr. resided in Kirtland from 1831-38, and was living there at the time he was called in 1833 to be the church's first Presiding Patriarch.

When contacted by KSL-TV regarding the sale, the Community of Christ issued a statement that included, "Ongoing preservation is Community of Christ’s paramount concern for Haun’s Mill, the Far West Burying Ground and the Smith Sr. home in particular."

Monday, May 7, 2012


 No matter the challenge....NEVER GIVE UP...EVER!