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A generous fast offering may be much more than the value of two meals. President Kimball explained: “Sometimes we have been a bit penurious [stingy] and figured that we had for breakfast one egg and that cost so many cents and then we give that to the Lord. I think that when we are affluent, as many of us are, that we ought to be very, very generous. . . . I think we should . . . give, instead of the amount we saved by our two meals of fasting, perhaps much, much more—ten times more where we are in a position to do it” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1974, 184).

Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,5162-1-...Saved by kevinmiller in fast fasting lawoffast 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Sometimes we have been a bit penurious [stingy] and figured that we had for breakfast one egg and that cost so many cents and then we give that to the Lord. I think that when we are affluent, as many of us are, that we ought to be very, very generous. . . . I think we should . . . give, instead of the amount we saved by our two meals of fasting, perhaps much, much more—ten times more where we are in a position to do it

Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,5162-1-...Saved by dyejo in blessings law fast fasting 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"In selecting a companion for life and for eternity," said President Spencer W. Kimball, "certainly the most careful planning and thinking and praying and fasting should be done to be sure that, of all the decisions, this one must not be wrong. In true marriage there must be a union of minds as well as of hearts. Emotions must not wholly determine decisions, but the mind and the heart, strengthened by fasting and prayer and serious consideration, will give one a maximum chance of marital happiness"
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2002...Saved by mlsscaress in mind love heart marriage union prayer decision fast emotion chance 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Visiting teachers must excel and give leadership to the women into whose homes they go. They must excel in energy, and awareness and thoroughness—and in testimony, for above all things, their testimony is unanswerable....


“He which soweth sparingly,” said Paul, “shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” (2 Cor. 9:6.) We don’t get anywhere by just saying words. We have to put our heart in the words, and we have to plan and prepare our minds. I wonder if there are any sisters that ever fast, maybe the morning they are going visiting teaching. I don’t know that it is required. There are a lot of things in the Church that are not required, a lot of things we would like to do. The one who goes just to visit homes, to knock on doors, to pass the time of day, and then goes back to make the report is a little bit like the one whom Paul speaks of who is “fighting as one that beateth the air,” (1 Cor. 9:26) and not making any progress. We need to go forth and do our job as we should do it.
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: “A Vision of Visiting Teaching,” Tambuli, Dec 1978, 2. http://...Saved by mlsscaress in words energy testimony speech fast aware visitingteaching 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It has been, and now is, the desire and the objective of the Church to obtain from fast offerings the necessary funds to meet the cash needs of the welfare program. We can, we ought, and we must do better. If we will double our fast offerings we shall increase our prosperity, both spiritually and temporally. This the Lord has promised, this has been the record.
Author: Marion G. Romney, Source: “Basics of Church Welfare,” talk given to the Priesthood Board...Saved by mlsscaress in welfare law promise fast increase fastofferings double 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I told my friend that as long as he casually read and prayed, he never would find out, worlds without end. But when he set aside a period for fasting and pleading, the truth would be burned into his heart, and he would know that he knew. He said nothing more to me but told his wife the next morning that he would be fasting. The following Saturday he was baptized.

If you want to know that you know that you know, a price must be paid. And you alone must pay that price. There are proxies for ordinances, but none for the acquisition of a testimony.
Author: Elder Douglas L. Callister - Of the Seventy, Source: Knowing That We Know. October 2007 General Conference. http://...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice truth price testimony fast casual know plead 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For good or for evil, devices like the Internet … have put at our fingertips an incredible inventory of information, insights, and images. Along with fast food, we have fast communications and fast facts. The effect of these resources on some of us seems to fulfill the prophet Daniel’s prophecy that in the last days “knowledge shall be increased” and “many shall run to and fro.”
Author: Dallin H. Oaks, Source: http://northtemple.com/380Saved by richardkmiller in information internet wisdom knowledge fast 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Everyone needs to be a part of some good charities, and paying fast offerings is one of the best. Many of the most important things that have happened in our culture have been done by the gifts of others. That is how we got many of our libraries, our hospitals, our universities, and our churches. Much of our medical research and our institutions promoting culture and art come from our charities. Each of us should have a large personal part in some of them. This does not apply merely to giving to the Church. We ought to be involved in several of the most worthwhile charities. For as Jesus said, “… where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Author: Sterling W. Sill, Source: http://lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655bb690...Saved by cboyack in give charity fast treasure offering donation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ holds the answer to every social and political and ecomomic problem this world has ever faced. And I know we can each to something, however small that act may be. We can pay an honest tithe and give our fast and free-will offerings, according to our circumstances. And we can watch for other ways to help. To worthy causes and needy people, we can give time if we don't have money, and we can give love when our time runs out.
Author: Jeffrey R Holland, Source: Ensign. May 1996, p31Saved by mlsscaress in christ tithing gospel love service fast jesus answer 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is evident that the acceptable fast is that which carries with it the true spirit of love for God and man; and that the aim in fasting is to secure perfect purity of heart and simplicity of intention...for such a fast would be a cure for every practical and intellectual error; vanity would dissapear, love for our fellows would take its place, and we would gladly assist the poor and needy.
Author: Joseph Fielding Smith, Source: Teachings of th Latter-day Prophets, p.199Saved by mlsscaress in love fast assistance pureheart 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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