Tag Archives: Messenger of Peace

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 23, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 23

Jesus taught: “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” —Matthew 25:36 After working many years as a volunteer teacher in Youth Detention, I know a bit about the system.  You can’t just go to a prison and ask to visit.  I know you can visit friends and relatives, and I do think they […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 20, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 20

Jesus taught; “A man consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”—Luke 12:15 A young man approached Jesus and asked him what he should do with all the things he possessed since he was a youth.  Jesus told him to go and sell them and give the money to the poor.  In […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 14, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 14

Jesus taught: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”—Matthew 6:21 Let’s first and foremost understand that your treasure does not refer to gems and jewels, or silver and gold, not that Scouts have tons of it anyway.  Your treasure is that closest to your heart. It could be your family, your […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 11, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 11

“I WAS STRANGER AND YE TOOK ME IN.”   I am for once, speechless, or shall I say I have no earthly idea what to write.    Children have been taught “stranger, danger” for years now.  That doesn’t fit really well into this scripture. I have had one clear thought that makes all the difference for LDS […]

By Joyce Olesen
Dec 09, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 9

“I WAS SICK AND YE VISITED ME.”—Matthew 25:36 This is the perfect service project for Scouts.  There are so many sick and wounded people everywhere.  There are nursing homes, assisted living homes, VA  hospitals and some mental health facilities.  If you plan to go visit as a group, place a call first to find the […]