“Do your duty and don’t do anything to embarrass your mother.”
After surviving multiple instances of traumatic stress violence, Abraham as a younger man knew that the only way to endure any future tests and trials was to live by faith.
“Marriage OK’d by President David O. McKay. Please send recommend.”
The best time to serve is when the Lord confirms the time is right.
“Not long after that discouraging phone call from the college, I heard an announcement that the Church was starting a new Self-Reliance Initiative.”
“All that was required of us was to enjoy it and invite our friends and neighbours to join us:
If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields.
“I heard these words as if they had been whispered in my ear…“
“Did we leave an everlasting impact? Probably not, but for that week we helped the people we saw. We helped the one. Whatever we did, it was worth it to me.”
“You must understand that these children never have such treats and it could very well be the first cake they have ever seen.”
'We’ll never know, in mortality, what the likes of many endured. But, we can bow our heads and give them some respect, some sympathy, our thanks, our commitment to never forget!'
“Ministering To Our Father’s Children” is a series of articles compiling selected journal excerpts of Brother Christensen, who has travelled to many parts of the world providing charitable service to the poorest of our Heavenly Father's children, many living under the most severe of conditions. Experiences he describes [without editing] have been organized into collections that demonstrate Christ-like attributes or qualities shown by these wonderful people.