Category Archives: mother teresa

Questioning and Doubting

The recent Ensign article (Mar 2015) by Adam Kotter titled “When Doubts and Questions Arise,” has generated a lot of discussion on the Internet (see here and here).  As a big-time doubter, the article struck a nerve with me.  The basic … Continue reading

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on Poverty and Compassion

During the Saturday session of LDS October 2014 General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a very inspirational talk titled “Aren’t We Not All Beggars?”  He starts his talk with a very strong statement: Down through history, poverty has been … Continue reading

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LDS Tributes to Mother Teresa

By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve [1] A journalist once questioned Mother Teresa of Calcutta about her hopeless task of rescuing the destitute in that city.  He said that, statistically speaking, she was accomplishing absolutely nothing.  This … Continue reading

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Sister Rose, Dedicating Her Life to Helping Ugandan Orphans

I met Sister Rose several years ago, on my first visit to Uganda.  She runs an orphanage/school located 10 kilometers west of the city of Masaka (located 133 kilometers southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda).  She and her colleagues, … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa: The Enigma

Since the 2007 publishing of her letters in which she strongly expresses her continued religious doubt, I’ve felt a strong kinship with Mother Teresa.  Not because I do comparable good works, but because I can relate to her continual questioning about the nature … Continue reading

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Notes About Foreign Assistance

The following is an quoted from the book “Mountain Beyond Mountains:” “Farmer (Paul) was learning about the great importance of water to public health, and he was conceiving a great fondness for technology in general, also scorn for ‘the Luddite trap.’  … Continue reading

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A Unique People?

Elder Dallin Oaks, in the April 2009 Semi-annual LDS conference, spoke about “Unselfish Service”.  I had great hopes for this conference talk.  Elder Oaks is a highly respected jurist, educator, writer, and GA.  But his talk fell well short of my … Continue reading

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