Shana was 19 when she was confirmed a member of the Church. She waited the obligatory one-year period before serving a full-time mission at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. She said: “Serving a mission changed my life dramatically . . . in an unexpected way.”
“I had no control over my emotions and would always end up crying if I tried to share my thoughts out aloud in class – so I just kept quiet.”
Hundreds of white pebbles (representing pureness) are gathered prior to a funeral service and placed into handwoven baskets made from the fronds of coconut trees. The pebbles are available for mourners, as part of the service, to scatter around the newly made concrete grave.
Modern miracles, equal in force and power to those in historical times, are evident in the lives of many faithful Church members today.
One sister’s determination to follow the counsel of the prophet to read the Book of Mormon every day.
Faithful Saints of Vanuatu, Tanna district come together to brighten up an old hospital.
‘But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions’ Alma 34:41.