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Old 10-26-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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That justice according to the thoughts of men is not always fair, right or impartial.
To go into anything else would detract from this thread, but no one should be intimidated.

Indeed, one should listen and follow their own heart.
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Hey Jer, don't know if you can identify with this, but i was in my local Portuguese bar a few backs and was talking to this guy who could trace his heritage back to the Mayflower (Said he was a descendant of William Bradford). This guy was maybe around 60 years of age served in the Marine Corps, never saw any action as such, he was found in possession of weed but would not snitch anyone and the power that be respected that. What do you think?.
It was his choice to have possession and he took personal responsibility for his own thought, deed and actions.

Proverbs 28:13
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:24 PM
 
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As some of you may know, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( score one point for me for using the "approved" nomenclature) issues "callings" to its members on a ward (i.e. congregational), a stake (i.e. several groups of congregations) and general church levels. When you are "extended a calling" to serve in a specific position, you may, of course, decline. Most Church members that I know accept every calling that comes their way, believing that the person who issued the calling was inspired to do so. As a kind of an atypical member of the Church, I accept only callings that I think I could enjoy and do a good job at. I haven't had a calling at all for the last couple of years. My husband is currently heading up our ward's Family History (i.e. genealogy) program.

Well, about a hour-and-a-half ago, my husband and I were asked to meet with our Stake President. That would imply that a calling is imminent. Neither of us could imagine what on earth it might be. As it turns out, we were called to serve for the next three years as Sunday School teachers to the inmates at the Salt Lake County Jail. It sounded intriguing, so we accepted.

So, for the next three years, we'll be driving about a half an hour every Sunday to the jail, where we'll be teaching inmates in the minimum, medium and maximum security areas of the jail. These are men who are awaiting trial or sentencing for various crimes. It's a LDS program, but apparently there are even more men who are not LDS than who are who attend. It's a "no touch" facility -- no handshakes, pats on the back or anything. So, within a couple of weeks, we'll be starting. This is my "I was in prison and ye visited me" contribution to the church, and to be perfectly honest, I'd rather be serving in the jail than in the temple. (I hope I don't get struck down for saying that!)
I am sure you will find it intriguing and challenging at the same time, just be who you are as a person and things will be fine.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:41 AM
 
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What's your lesson plan going forward Katz, are you going to start out with introductions, light/mild discussion as an opener, dive right into things, or "Use The Force"!? The latter one entailing closing your eyes, opening The Book Of Mormon, pointing to a spot on a page, and starting with that...?

I took my BOM (given to me in Park City Utah in 1989) did the "closed eyes" method and wound up with Chapter 47 in the Book Of Alma. Introduction in italics, followed by the Chapter text...
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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What's your lesson plan going forward Katz, are you going to start out with introductions, light/mild discussion as an opener, dive right into things, or "Use The Force"!? The latter one entailing closing your eyes, opening The Book Of Mormon, pointing to a spot on a page, and starting with that...?

I took my BOM (given to me in Park City Utah in 1989) did the "closed eyes" method and wound up with Chapter 47 in the Book Of Alma. Introduction in italics, followed by the Chapter text...
I understand there's a specific curriculum, which (for once) I'm grateful for. And we're going to be shadowing another couple for a few weeks first, to get a feel for it.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:19 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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I learned an extremely important lesson from my one night in jail as a teen: I don't wanna spend another night in jail.

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Old 10-30-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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Wow, truly incredible.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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I learned an extremely important lesson from my one night in jail as a teen: I don't wanna spend another night in jail.

Think how much more pleasant it would have been if I'd been there to preach to you about Jesus.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:30 AM
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Think how much more pleasant it would have been if I'd been there to preach to you about Jesus.

I'd've listened attentively if you'd brought a blanket. The cell was freezing.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Booth Texas
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I learned an extremely important lesson from my one night in jail as a teen: I don't wanna spend another night in jail.

I went for 6 months, the shock is waking up each morning to the realization that you aint in your bed, you go in shock every time you wake up.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:26 PM
 
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good luck and God bless and help both of you on your mission. may it be fruitful and beneficial to you and most of all to those you minister to.

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