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by Minyan Man
21 Feb 2018, 08:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Being safe at Church.

Roy posted: Question: Is the child placed in the church's care? What duty does the church have not release the children except to an authorized individual? It is questions like this that eventually will be settled when something goes wrong. Then it goes through the legal channels. To avoid that, the...
by Minyan Man
17 Feb 2018, 15:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Being safe at Church.

There are members of my ward that are going to bring it up to the Stake. When we go to church we go with the expectation of being safe. We have fire alarms & extinguishers, plus software to protect church wifi connections. All with the hope that it never has to be used. At the very least we should h...
by Minyan Man
15 Feb 2018, 20:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Being safe at Church.

It shouldn't be hard to find armed members if the need arises. Most wards in the US have at least a few gun owners. I'm not suggesting that we need armed guards. I'm suggesting that we probably need a plan, just in case. My wife has friends in the Lutheran church & they told her that they developed...
by Minyan Man
15 Feb 2018, 17:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Being safe at Church.

In light of the recent shootings in Florida & Nevada, does the Church, on any level, have a plan to keep members safe during meetings in our buildings? Has it ever been discussed in your Stakes or Wards as to what we should do in the event of a shooting? If it has in our area, I'm not aware of it. I...
by Minyan Man
29 Jul 2017, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genetics, Family History & Adam & Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Genetics, Family History & Adam & Eve

There are several points that come to mind for me whenever there is a discussion like this. They are: - We come from a very long line of family. Over many generations & thousands & thousands of years. The number wasn't the point. The mathematical principle of compounding numbers & time surprises me....
by Minyan Man
28 Jul 2017, 11:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genetics, Family History & Adam & Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Genetics, Family History & Adam & Eve

nibbler, I recently found out that my Wife & I are 16th cousins. Our common ancestor was born in Sharon VT. Before the Smith's arrived in the community. The 2nd part of this post is the genetic pool that comes from generations of individuals created by 2 people. Wouldn't we see more genetic defects ...
by Minyan Man
28 Jul 2017, 07:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genetics, Family History & Adam & Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Genetics, Family History & Adam & Eve

My HT & I have been talking about FH & how the number of our ancestors compounds over time. For example: - Our parents = (2) - Our GPs = (4) - Our GGPs = (8) - Our 2nd GGps = (16) - etc. The point was, if you go back 25 generations, you have almost 17,000,000 people. This is direct line grand parent...
by Minyan Man
24 Jul 2017, 06:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Effects of Hometeaching -- Jack Mormons and Giving Blessings
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Long Term Effects of Hometeaching -- Jack Mormons and Giving Blessings

I had an unexpected HT visit once. Two of us went to visit a single sister. She was living with her Mother at the time. We gave the lesson & like we always do, asked if there was anything we could do for them. She said the sink in the kitchen was plugged & they couldn't use the disposal. I volunteer...
by Minyan Man
23 Jul 2017, 18:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long Term Effects of Hometeaching -- Jack Mormons and Giving Blessings
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Long Term Effects of Hometeaching -- Jack Mormons and Giving Blessings

I know men who Home Teach regularly & they stick to the same script. Which is: - greet the family. - give the lesson. - out the door in 5 or 10 minutes max. HT & VT who visit their families that way are missing out on a lot. They could be making life long friendships. Relationships that are rich & r...
by Minyan Man
09 Jul 2017, 21:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Return and report about church today
Replies: 144
Views: 7555

Re: Return and report about church today

Our PH opening exercises were interesting this morning. We had a visitor introduce himself & said he used to be from the inner city branch. He recognized some of the members from the branch & then sat down. (Nothing boastful or fancy.) Another member stood up & continued the rest of his story. The c...