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Mormon Exodus from Mexico

Mormon Exodus from Mexico

By Doris In 1910, the Mexican Revolution began as an uprising led by Francisco Madero against longtime autocrat Porfirio Díaz. This struggle evolved into a multi-sided civil war which lasted until about 1920, though sporadic fighting still broke out after that. In...
LDS Views on War

LDS Views on War

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints looks on war with the greatest abhorrence, and the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ tell us that we should sue for peace, forgive those who wrong us, and love our enemies. Nevertheless, there are occassions when...
Persistence, Miracles, and Eternal Relationships

Persistence, Miracles, and Eternal Relationships

Prior to being deployed in Afghanistan, I was seriously considering retirement. I had served for many years, and my wife and I felt I had spent enough time away from home. I made the arrangements and handed in my intent-to-retire papers to my commander. He looked at...
Looking into the Eyes of Prisoners

Looking into the Eyes of Prisoners

As an optometrist, I had the opportunity to travel around Iraq providing eye care to soldiers, Iraqi civilians, and detainees in prison. I was the only optometrist on our base, so I stayed very busy. One day a medical commander asked me if I would be willing to visit...
Blankets Warm Victims

Blankets Warm Victims

With less than one month left in my deployment, my aunt and her daughter-in-law organized a girls’ camp project to make twelve blankets for people in need. These large, soft fleece blankets were handmade with loving care and sent to me for distribution. As I thought...
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