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I recall thinking that the fire would burn only as far as we wanted and then would somehow magically extinguish itself. I struck a match on a may 2013 ensign and set the parched June grass ablaze. It ignited as though it had been drenched in gasoline.

Marriage: Watch and Learn - By Elder L. Whitney Clayton

At first Danny and I were thrilled as we watched the weeds disappear, but it soon became apparent that the fire was may 2013 ensign about to go out on its own. We panicked as we realized there was nothing we could do to stop it.

The menacing flames began to follow the wild grass up the mountainside, endangering the pine trees and everything else in their path. Finally we may 2013 ensign no option but to run for help. Soon all available men and women at Vivian Park were dashing back and forth with wet burlap bags, beating at the flames in an attempt to extinguish them.

After several hours the last remaining embers were smothered.

The ages-old pine trees had been saved, as were the homes the flames would eventually have reached. Danny and I learned several difficult but important lessons that day—not the least of which was the importance of obedience.

There are rules and laws to help ensure our physical safety. Likewise, the Lord has provided guidelines and commandments to help may 2013 ensign our may 2013 ensign safety so that we might successfully navigate this often-treacherous mortal existence and return eventually to our Heavenly Father.

Untold generations have been blessed as a result. A soul-stirring account of obedience is that of Abraham and Isaac.


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General Conference Addresses - Ensign: May - Deseret Book

Throughout the years, I have known countless individuals who have been particularly faithful and obedient. I have been blessed and inspired by them.

  • April 2013 General Conference

May I share with you an account of two such individuals. Walter May 2013 ensign was a steadfast member of the Church who, with his family, lived in what became known as East Germany following the Second World War.

Obedience Brings Blessings - By President Thomas S. Monson

Despite the hardships he faced because of the lack of freedom in that area of the world at the time, Brother Krause was a man may 2013 ensign loved and served the Lord.

He faithfully and may 2013 ensign fulfilled each assignment given to him. The other man, Johann Denndorfer, a native of Hungary, was converted to the Church in Germany and was baptized there in at the age of Not too long afterward he returned to Hungary.

Following the Second World War, he found himself virtually a prisoner in his native land, in the city of Debrecen.

General Conference Addresses - Ensign: May 2013

Freedom may 2013 ensign also been taken from the people of Hungary. Brother Walter Krause, who did not know Brother Denndorfer, received the assignment to be his home teacher and to visit him on a regular basis.

Would you be available to go with me this week to see him and give him a gospel message? Brother May 2013 ensign had not had home teachers since before the war. Now, when he saw these servants of the Lord, he was may 2013 ensign with gratitude that they had come.

At first he declined to shake hands with them. Rather, he went to his bedroom and took from a small cabinet a box containing his tithing that he had saved for years.