Atonement - Love and the Law

The Talk Assignment

Starting off a new week to give a talk at Church on Sunday 29 April 2018. A phone call came from Brother Reed a week earlier, a counselor in the KL branch presidency, asking if I could prepare a talk on the topic of Atonement. Despite being busy,  I responded positively to accept the assignment.

I've been extra busy since the start of the year of the Dog and have been "..working like a "Dog" as the song goes. The main preoccupation was to finish my book but this dog is a multi-tasker. In reality, I focus only in doing one task at a time through batch processing of breaking up time in segments of a day to fulfill the needs of each of my physical, mental and spiritual needs

Despite being busy I still took on the assignment as I seldom refuse a Church assignment. Furthermore, the subject of Atonement is quite straightforward as it is a key feature of the Gospel of Jesus Christ or purpose for the Savior to be born in the Meridian of time. Little did I know that I would follow up with a whole blog post about this topic! Why? The simple answer is it stirred up My Consciousness which in simple terms means my awareness.

Recent events of my life that influence my Consciousness

Now I have discovered my awareness revolves around 3 domains of life I've grouped under Body Mind Spirit(BMS) where I later learned Plato, the famous philosopher of ancient Greece, identified the tripartite soul of Man as one with Appetites, Reason & Spirit. I was just a Chinaman from the East who named the domains BMS in relationship to my 3 journal blogs I had started : Familylane(Body), Fastlane(Mind) and Spiritlane(Spirit). I was inspired to draw 3 columns with brief word descriptions in each column on a napkin while I was in a New York City cafe with a friend in the year 2005 journalized here.

So what are my Body Mind Spirit activities that have kept me extra busy since the start of the year? Fortunately, I learned how to use a camera from my youth to produce photos which previously were on paper and are digital today. They are fast visual reminders of the myriad of activities that I find myself involved in to be able to recall them later without having need of any written notes nor a proper camera too! A picture indeed paints a thousand words and my journals link events with themes adding a sharing of my feelings and thoughts from my Heart and Mind as well. It is my world of Perception, Action & Reflection, a way to achieve PAR Excellence whenever possible through what is called our Consciousness.

So here are some examples with snapshots of the activities of my life under the 3 domains during the recent past months prior to starting this blog post and hence it's potential influence on my Consciousness revealed in what I write in my journals.

Body can mean...

Sweating it out in physical work or that stretches my physical self. I have been doing minor renovations and clearing/organizing stuff in the apartment to get it ready when all my children will gather in KL for a family reunion this October month.



Going out to do some physical exercises like cycling at the same time meeting the needs of upkeeping good relationships with other physical beings close to me like my son, creating positive emotions, which is kind of a multitasking activity in itself besides the exercise for health.



It can also be just going out to meet people or friends for real physically instead of doing it online in cyberspace alone that is popular today. An old friend and mother came to visit all the way from Washington DC where my late wife and I had visited them previously.



Mind can mean...

Writing my thoughts in my journals and developing my creative mind to connect with others using latest social media technology



Keeping up my reading of the volumes of books in my personal library of all kinds of topics and book sizes and the unlimited library of online books and latest researched information.



Taking the challenge to write a book on Human Conciousness based on my wide personal experiences and researched knowledge of history, religion, philosophy, the sciences and even technology from the time of the "Abacus to the Cloud" computing era of today. 


Spirit can mean...

Fulfilling church callings like missionary work for the Church or teaching a class to help share the Gospel with others, following the laws of the land, to non-Muslims only. (From our 12th Articles of Faith)



Accepting an invitation from a Muslim organization building inter-faith relationships in the country by attending a dinner and talk session on the Miracles of the Koran.



Paying respect to those who have passed away and doing family history research



Influences from my Consciousness that includes other experiences this year

The need to give a talk at Church always causes me to pray and read scriptures to give me the Spirit to cover the topic of Atonement I was to speak on. I try to make it a unique presentation in sharing the same Gospel principles already taught often at Church. I would remind myself not to be stuck with routines but follow the Savior's teaching in the story of Martha being too busy with her routine in the kitchen of preparing meals instead of spending precious time with the Savior when he was in their home as her sister Mary was doing whom the Savior praised.

At the start of the year, after President Monson passed away, when President Nelson was called as the new Prophet, I watched the live press conference held for the media to meet the new First Presidency of the Church and to allow them to ask questions. This was extraordinary as no Prophet of our Church had done this before when newly called to this sacred position of leadership for the world as a representative of the Savior Jesus Christ! It was astounding to hear the first question of a reporter from the Associated Press thrown to the President Nelson that was related to the standing of the Church on LGBT issues meaning the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders collectively.

One can view the recorded live press conference especially on this part when this first question was asked as I have a timed video to start just before the question was asked. President Nelson gave a good response followed by his counselor President Oaks but when President Nelson put out his two hands to symbolize the need to balance the love and the law, it created an impression in me not to forget these two words of the "Love and Law" of God. For clarity, I even searched the Church lds.org website with those two words to find President Oaks article in Nov 2009 on the topic including this video published in Oct 2016.


In clearing house in the apartment, I opened a drawer that had my wife's old documents to find the two larger envelopes containing the old letters we had exchanged frequently early in our courtship, seen as the stack of smaller envelopes above, that started when we first met in Singapore again after my mission in June 1982. My letters to her are on the left pile while hers to me are on the right distinguished by the different national stamps on the envelopes.

I was aware that she had kept all our letters as shared in the year 2005 when I started recording our courtship experience in this same blog found in the following relevant posts: My post with copies of the first page of our letters to each other with her response in her own blog at Retro 1 and Retro 2.

Here is my spiritual experience to share from the letter :


With the stack of our correspondence letters of ours that discovered, I also found her paper note journals dated 16 June 1982 which I was never aware of as they were not shown to me. It did help me realize why she had so quickly fallen in love with me! She was depressed for not being able to qualify to enter the school of architecture at the prestigious National University of Singapore (NUS) which was her dream career/work for herself. The letter explained that she had slacked in her studies due to a puppy love relationship with a non-member named Jeff who didn't go to Church nor liked her for doing so. Now she did mention to me the name of Jeff as a past boyfriend but I didn't realize it caused her so much stress and when she didn't qualify for her dream opportunity of the future, she felt she was a failure, having never failed to achieve all the things she would target and work hard to achieve.

She got depressed and wrote to her brother Roy already gone to the US to study, to her other brother Clayton in Australia and even to her Branch President named Mark Israelson to share her disappointment at herself, saying she had never failed before to achieve anything she had aimed and worked hard for in the past. I didn't read the actual letters she had sent off but she was diligent to write in English a draft of what she was going to write in each letter later. This was probably due to the fact that she was being more a Chinese educated student of the school of Hwa Chung with less proficiency or confidence in the English language I suppose. Maybe it was just her meticulousness like I am too in keeping documents for future references to write my Chronicles of Life!

The keyword that I marked in her writings was the word "repent" in the sentence saying "I didn't truly and sincerely repent of my sins, serious or minor alike."  To clarify, I know she didn't really commit serious sins and the context of the rest of the paragraph makes it clearer...."The Spirit of my heavenly father has slowly crept out of my heart. I didn't feel the love and peace in me while I'm performing my duties in my callings."

She was indeed depressed, not for a real failure in life that most of us would regard as a 'failure' as she did qualify to study in NUS for a social science course but not in architecture that was the desire of her heart and mind. She had also expressed in her writings to both her brothers overseas that she felt family and friends treated her negatively. In her own words, "When they asked me if I was making any plans for my studies, I felt that they were being insincere in asking and they were trying to insult me! That's why I thought of leaving Singapore for my studies in order to run away from all these problems, of course not forgetting the other reason was that I wasn't granted what I wanted in N.U.S.

Deep inside me, there was a voice which constantly whispered to me that God would never forsake me during my hours of adversity. And sure enough, I slowly got over with the whole thing and was able to regain my hope of living which was almost lost at one stage....... Perhaps all those trials and tribulations I've been through were meant to teach me humility and courage to accept failures and oppositions. If on the other hand, if things did not happen the way it had, I might not be able to meet this man whom I love so dearly.

I'm pretty positive this time this time that I'm loving the right man. His name is Chong Sun Fu and he's a returned missionary. Mom and Dad had met him before and they both liked him. We first met about two years back when he was about to go on a mission. Of course, I didn't fall for him then but I had a strange feeling in me when I first saw him outside the chapel door. I thought I met him somewhere before but I couldn't recall. And it wasn't quite possible that we had met before since he's a Malaysian and had then just returned from Australia after his tertiary education. In fact, this 'strange' familiarity he brought was kept a secret ever since then until now I reveal it to you. Could it be possible that I knew him before I came to earth? Anyway, I don't think it is necessary for me to find out the answer now, for time and the future will tell it. "     (Letter dated 13 July 1982)

The Spirit is taking me away from preparing a standard routine talk!

In preparing my talk and writing this journal post, I am grateful for the spirit of God that was promised to me when I was baptized and made the promise to keep his commandments : "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26)

Indeed I am grateful for this spiritual being that helps me remember all things that help me stay close to the Savior and be careful of the idolatry and temptations of various forms in our modern world. I am humbled by the Savior's perfect love and sacrifice to feel that I must constantly be willing to repent of my mistakes and sins throughout my life as I know I am far from being perfect.

Finding the letters of my wife in Love with me and reading her expressions of the need to repent for little imperfections in her life humbled me. I had always known and had a personal testimony of the Savior's Love for us in his sacrificial act of Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane that would enable Man's sins to be forgiven if only we are humble enough to repent of our sins.

I was given 15 to 20 mins maximum for my talk. I actually brought with me the two large envelopes and showed it to the congregation to give a show and tell introduction. It was to highlight how much love we had for each other in our short long distance courtship expressed in our snail mails of old.




I stated the basics of why an Atonement is necessary which is that the Love of Our Heavenly Father provided us a Savior, his only begotten Son, to suffer for our sins to enable us to return to live with him.

I also mentioned



The Follow Up and more Revelations

Mark 14:36

Matt 26:39

Luke 22:43

Luke 22:44

Matt 26:42

D&C 19:15-19

Act 4:12

2 Nephi 2:14

D&C 93:30

D&C 93:29-30

Abr 3:19-23

Documentary History of the Church DHC Vol 4 Pg 519

D&C 93:33

Journal of Discourses JD Vol 7 Pg 2

Abr 4:9,10,12,18

Helaman 12:3-18

Jacob 4:6

1 Nephi 20:13

D&C 88:38-42

D&C 29:36

Alma 42:13,22,25

Mormon 9:19

Alma 34:9

2 Nephi 9:7-9

Alma 34:11

Alma 34:15-16

D&C 19:15-16

D&C 45:3

Alma 34:14





How it applies to issues of the demands of the LGBT Community in the Western world










To be continued....



By Small and Simple Things

From the Book of Mormon in Alma ch 37: 6-7 We read:

6 Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

7 And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls.

I'm reaching a milestone age of 60 this year, 5 times my Chinese year of the Dog cycle in accordance to the Chinese Calendar. For thousands of years, a twelve-year cycle named after various real or mythological animals has been used in Southeast Asia. This twelve-year cycle, sometimes referred to as the "Chinese zodiac," associates each year in turn with a certain creature, in a fixed order of twelve animals, after which it returns to the first in the order, the Rat. The eleventh in the cycle is the Dog.

I am a Malaysian born Chinese who amazingly will publish my first book this year. Why I say amazingly is because I never thought of attempting such a challenging task all by myself before! There were moments in the past when I had talked to some experienced book writers and others whom I knew were more skilled than me in the art of writing as they were all well educated Americans. Some did manifest interest to co-write with me in my first book but it never happened! I was either too busy with the myriad of activities that I have always been involved in all my life or they had their own commitments too. Perhaps the timing just wasn't right for both parties.

Furthermore, when I felt the inspiration to write a book, I didn't even know what the book will be about except I was inspired to write two paragraphs of an introductory brief story for the book and could even suggest that the name of the book title will be "What If...?" When I was midway in my book project, I got the real title firm in my mind so that the "What if...?  changed to become the lead heading of each chapter that will have the words to follow according to the theme I've decided for each chapter. In retrospect, I did have a broad theme for the book which would be about how some major decisions of our lives are decided by beginning our thoughts with a "What if...?" statement. It is a way of making decisions following a critical thinking path to the future where one would simulate in one's mind what will happen based on a decision made at each junction of the path taken.

So what did the title change to? Well, for now, I like the sound of "My Consciousness, from the Abacus to the Cloud" where there might be just some minor changes later on, when new inspiration is received or when I am into the finer and final stages of the publishing my book to the World! I even have a draft of how the book cover will look like seen below:



The title of this blog post came about first without any content. It was a personal revelation of the scripture above that was given to me one morning and I just typed the title of this blog post without any content as I was busy with appointments and didn't want to forget. As my life is full of activities that take a few days each time to clear and get back to update my journal, I could fill it with content very fast, as I'm doing now when I find free time. Why I can do this is because of My Consciousness of everything that has happened to me, is happening to me as well as around me in the past or present that when I start to write, the links to related contents or information in my brain will flow to update my Consciousness easily. All I  have to make sure is that I have a focus that what I write is related to the subject of the post title, "By Small and Simple Things"

I can testify that in my book writing project, I felt confident of a successful ending because of my awareness of my past where I had always focused to do the small and simple things first, with diligence and even attempts of doing them perfectly when I haven't seen the fruits or rewards of my efforts yet. I would record my personal history with great detail, using words, photos and videos. In my research to write a book, I had to read a lot more beyond what I had read or what I had gained from my own personal experiences. I had to decipher new knowledge, logic and analysis of others, to classify where this new knowledge falls under, how is it related to other latest discoveries of the changing world etc. It got so intense that I needed to create my own personal index system which I could use to access the enormous pool of researched data to augment my mind anytime when needed. When I have a creative thought or personal revelation from on high, I also needed to link it to established truths or scientific discoveries already existing so that what I write and publish to the world can be authentic or make sense to others by using symbols or metaphors consistent with established disciplines. All this required consistent focus over time on the small and simple things.

No doubt it must be the influence of my father who would work nightly filing papers of data or information after coming back from his government day job that helped me understand the importance of doing small and simple things in order to achieve bigger tasks of the future. Another influential brother would have the habit of digging the garden to plant seeds of local fruits like the papaya, star fruit, rambutan, and others, to water and take care of them daily until they grew up to be mature trees to bear fruit that was enjoyed by the whole family. He taught me how to dig deep trenches to fill them with fertile soil and bury short sticks of sugar canes with buds on them. I would water them daily and in a shorter period than the fruit trees he planted, I would see the stems multiplying from the ground to shoot up to be tall stalks of sugar canes which were taller than my height! It was a sweet reward to harvest the output of my labors. I had learned in nature, by doing small and simple things, a great reward is the return.

The advantage I had in my era as an adult was the development of Information Technology where I didn't have to use paper files or filing cabinets. I had the computer and the hard disk to store information in words, photos and videos under compressed digital formats which could be indexed for future retrievals easily. I had also built up quite a large collection of books in my personal library to assimilate a lot of information and knowledge for my own human-computer which is my Mind! In a personal research initiative at my office in the year 2002, I started with a small team to discuss, discover and document growing information centered on the human mind, change theories and methodologies to help corporations improve the performance of their human resource. As the speed of the internet increased for faster access to the world wide web of information stored in the Cloud without the limitations of space or time, I knew it was conducive to write and publish my own first book, and subsequent ones too, with greater ease one day.

The practice of small and simple things led me to record my life acitivities in 3 separate different blog journals, intead of just one, named as Familylane, Fastlane, & Spiritlane. Strangely, a business trip to New York city after I started my 3 blogs led to more enlightenment or increased Consciousness. A French born Chinese lady I had just met in a cafe, introduced by another New Yorker friend, invited me to join her to visit her Taoist temple. At that instance, I began to write down on a napkin, under 3 columns, the significance of the Body Mind Spirit and how it linked with my blogs and what were perceived to be the end goals with different word descriptions in each column! A more detailed reproduction of the 3 column draft I made that day is found here.


By Small and Simple Things, in continuing to keep my journals to this day, I can quickly cover my life story below that gives clues to how my consciousness evolved over time, i.e. My Consciousness of what it is like to be a Human Being:

Here is an old pic of me and my first dog that followed me home one day when I was walking around the neighborhood. It belongs to an expat going home who felt it was best to leave the dog with me, since he seemed to like me to follow me home, instead of putting him in a long flight to his home overseas. One can see the big garden in the background of the photo of the government quarters we had lived in for many years. In this garden was where I was free to run with my dog, learn to plant and get to harvest the fruit of my labors. In the photo above, I was dressed to go to primary/elementary school.

I was a slow learner at school at the elementary level especially, not having a good memory so learning the Malay vocabulary was difficult. The school didn't have Mandarin classes which would be an even tougher language for me to learn as it isn't romanized nor is it a language that can be considered phonetic even though there is a separate Hanyu Pinyin system. The pinyin system was more to help in learning the pronunciation of the original Chinese character for those who don't know how to read Mandarin so is just a tonal system. Earlier I had thought the Chinese in the mainland were a proud people of having the longest civilization still intact and therefore didn't want to change their language completely to the phonetic system which other civilizations did like the Egyptians. I have since learned that since every Chinese character has a unique meaning, changing the language characters to suit a new phonetic sound/pronunciation system will lose the value of the original meaning in the original characters and may cause confusion when different meanings in the new character set end up having the same sounds or pronunciation.

Luckily I was the last batch in the Malaysian school system to have all my education in the English language. The reason being English is so widely spoken, it has often been referred to as a "world language", the lingua franca of the modern era. Also, much of the latest Science and Technology knowledge I had interest in was coming from the English speaking western world. Malay was more a national cultural language of Malaysia and is only a single subject for me at school that was romanized, it was really not too difficult for me to learn the language.

At Primary one level, my first year in school, I was still struggling with how to study though all were in English with only one Malay subject.  I didn't do well in the tests to miss the double promotion meant for those who scored well in the first year of elementary school. I changed to a better school in the fourth year where they had optional Mandarin classes. I tried a couple of years in it but constantly had red marks on my report card while the rest were blue. I didn't start earlier with the basics of the language like the others and couldn't catch up so I opted out after trying for 2 years. Today I have a desire to pick up the language again since there is no pressure of getting any report cards plus I can take advantage of the technology available today to teach me and help me practice at my own pace. Furthermore, I also have this strong belief that by small and simple things, with constant repetition or practice, I can still achieve all that I want to achieve! Plus we now have technology in our hands to assist us.

I plodded along progressing very slowly in my early years in school and someone in the family started giving me story books to read. They were the Enid Blyton series and I loved reading them, The Famous Five adventure kids who could solve mysteries in their neighborhood. I believe small and simple things like reading helped me to excel in English and the more I read, my intellect improved and so did my grades. I even won the first prize in English in Primary 5 in the year 1969.

How nerdy I looked haha. To win a prize was amazing as for many years I was just getting by but I had acquired the reading habit, the door to opening up my brain to acquire academic or intellectual capabilities of languages, and the beginning of logic and reasoning at the elementary level which became my strength. I never stopped progressing academically from that year onwards, climbing the ladder rung by rung from first increasing my position in a lower class to being promoted to a higher class to only drop in position among the brighter kids of the smarter class but eventually climbed the rung of class positions to get to the top five in the class. I had always felt I wasn't as bright as the top students of the class but through my mastery of the basics, by small and simple things, it allowed me to figure out the answers or solutions to the questions or problems thrown to me from the academic or intellectual world.

Somewhere in my academic life, I found a balance between reading for examinations and reading to understand a topic or subject matter. I found that when I did the latter, I could remember what I read for a much longer time. I always worked hard to try to understand something I had to deal with. These were the small and simple things I developed a habit to do whether it was about reading something to understand it, fixing or repairing something and the most tricky is trying to help other people with their human problems of life which will require all my knowledge and experience in the Body Mind Spirit of the human soul. Interestingly, I had to be in New York City to realize something that was quite Eastern of the Body, Mind & Spirit of the soul. While doing my research for my book living in Singapore and Malaysia, I realize that Plato of ancient Greece influential for the foundation of Western democracies and culture named the tripartite nature of the Soul as Apetities, Reason & Spirit. Both parts of the world had the same foundational truths but merely used different words, text or symbols to describe the same thing.

In my younger age in the elementary level and below, I recall that my Body was not really physically strong or healthy. I remember having high fevers where the doctor had to come to visit me and I had to be sponged down to lower my body temperature. There were also periods of time when I had boils on my body that were painful in my knee or elbow joint areas and even on my buttocks to make it painful to sit down! Again, I had to resort to small and simple things to build up my physical health.

In later years, I would cycle a lot up and down hills in my neighborhood, carrying my dog with me to build up my leg muscles and stamina too. At middle school, I would learn to play every game with a ball such as basketball, soccer, rugby, volleyball, hockey etc.

Learning Karate, the Japanese martial arts reminded me to learn the small and simple things first before I learned to spar with another opponent that eventually led me to participate in tournaments in Singapore against other karateka from foreign countries. Just standing lowering my back in a horse riding stance posture in my early training with no punches or kick techniques taught to me is my recollection of how I started my training!  Deep breathing exercises, doing the katas or exercise steps like a dance, running 5 kms in the highland camps to build stamina and endurance were all very important small and simple steps to master before I could begin to practice sparring with another opponent!

Today, I still ride the bicycle, play any ball games if there is someone else to play with me, hike or run uphill too when there is time or opportunity. If not, I never forget the small and simple things like my timed exercises that can be done anywhere anytime consistently to keep me healthy and fit. Watching what I eat or drink, following the Word of Wisdom commandment of our Church since I joined the Church at 20 years of age are the small and simple things I would do that brought to pass great things like never needing to see a doctor for cures of headaches, fevers, coughs or other common sicknesses for the past 40 years.

After Form 5, for pre-University to enter an Australian University, I had to do the Australian High School Certificate HSC and as I had decided to become an Accountant, or I followed my father's advice to be one. I had to start afresh to study Accounting and Economics for the first time as I had come from a pure science stream in my secondary or middle school. Again, I had to learn small and simple things again in a new field but due to the plasticity of my brain by this time, I had the capability to learn new principles within one year to qualify for entry to the tertiary level of education in Australia.

Before going to Australia, I would make a tour of Europe for the first time using all the money I had saved from Chinese New Year red packets plus money earned due to the one good brother who gave me cash incentives for every A grade I got for my examinations during my secondary years! Again, I had the opportunity to learn small and simple things to prepare myself for the biggest trip I've ever done to date in Dec 1976, travelling all alone by myself.

I came back safely from Europe and in Feb 1977, I was ready to leave for Australia to begin my University education. By this time, I had felt I had acquired enough basics in life of small and simple things to handle anything forth coming in the future.


This is my University Campus in Geelong city in the state of Victoria. Deakin University was only incorporated in 1975 and I was a pioneer student in the first batch of 1977. I had top results in the Australian HSC Higher School Certificate exams that qualified me to go to any top universities in Victoria state like Melbourne Uni, La Trobe, Monash or even the famous RMIT college which was my first choice as they are good in Accounting training with a sandwich course of 1 year where students get to work in the industry,  making it a 4 year course instead of the normal 3 in all the universities. I was not aware that immigration policy then was not to allow foreign students to work so they gave me my 2nd choice which turned out to be a great blessing for several reasons.

Missionaries found me in this small city of Geelong, an hour's drive from Melbourne, who knocked on my door so that I could receive the most important message Man on earth could have. I choose Geelong city as my 2nd choice because my best friend from school who lived near our family home had an older brother studying at Gordon Institute of Technology, famous for architecture. (Our Singapore member Tan Su Kiong, former Patriarch is an architect trained from there.) The brother of my good friend turned out to be an excellent person to orientate me to enjoy the nature of Australia to bring me out to the seaside in summer to snorkel, the resorts up in the mountains in winter to ski and I learned he was very smart too.  He was the fastest reader in South East Asia, did a double degree of Computer Science as well as Architecture, who must have influenced me to do a double major in Accounting and Computer science within my 3 years of undergraduate studies at Deakin, formerly known as Gordon Tech.

I like to point out at this time that the blessing of learning computer science was foundational to allow me to type on my computer today and learned by 'Small and Simple Things' how the future could change because of this Information Technology. I thought accounting was detailed enough to keep track of dollars and cents. However, when I started to learn programming languages, higher and lower levels like assembly language, my understanding of how the 1 and 0 of the binary system learned in my school days was related to computers created an "Aha" effect in me! I didn't realize though that the technology would change my life as much as the restored Gospel theology did. The Gospel only came to my life in the last year of my University life but thanks to he LDS Church, my learning never stopped and the impact on me was definitely far greater than my University education of course.

Thanks to computer technology that has never stopped advancing till today, I am able to use it to augment my mind that admittedly isn't that great! I am grateful to have spent time, doing "Small and Simple Things" to learn this technology over the years to feel as if I have a young mind today that can use social media for good purposes instead of just passing on fake news of all kinds found today! As you're reading this post in my Spiritlane post, it is appropriate to quote the scripture and expound more on how it had helped me in my life to achieve many things that seemed impossible for one with an ordinary brain like mine, even a dog's brain? haha


In short, my consciousness tells me, as I sit in front of my computer today that I am greatly indebted to both the Computer Technology and the LDS or Mormon Theology to have given me an incredible or amazing life on the principle that "By Small and Simple Things" that I had studied and acted upon, "are Great Things brought to Pass".


In the final year of my university, I was the happiest man in the world, I felt so as the physical health of my Body was at a peak and I felt my Mind was adequately curated with sufficient basics in small and simple things to tackle the world. Little did I know I was still lacking in one area of my life. I had to learn the small and simple things of the Spirit part of life!


Live comment while finishing this post 3pm Friday 30 March 2018: "Often times, I would just kneel down to say a prayer to thank our Heavenly Father for my daily blessings. I would open the scripture to read any messages he has for me. Today is Easter Friday and I am anticipating spiritual things to happen, personal revelations to me, especially as this, is the weekend when our Church will have our Annual General Conference broadcast live to the world through our Church website www.lds.org I look forward to what our world prophets and apostles have to say. So here is what I read when I thumbed open my old scripture that has previously marked passages in it:"


End of live comment shared on Facebook.
Tears flowed in my eyes. Read particularly the whole of Doctrine and Covenants Section 8 where I have the most passages marked by a color pencil done a long time ago as this is a very old manual scripture I had been using before the technology can allow me to read the same chapter online today by clicking here.  Why did the tears flow? I was writing this post accessing My Consciousness to fill it with content relevant to the title that was chosen for me as explained at the top of my post. If you were able to read the chapter 8 of the scripture online and understand what I have written above about my experience in writing my book, that it wasn't clear in the beginning what I was to write about but I had faith in continuing to do the small and simple things to later find that the Lord did bless me in my heart and mind with the Holy Ghost to be able to write. Oliver Cowdery in the scripture was assured that the Lord would help him and if you read the referred scripture with the influence of the Holy Ghost, then you will know the state of my heart and mind better as well as the reason why I became a little emotional, the Body part of me. (My Body-Mind and Mind-Spirit perspective of the human being or soul is shared more in two parts of my blogposts starting from here.)

Yes, my life has several experiences of a flow of natural tears, sometimes occurring uncontrollably in embarrassing public moments! It happened again recently when I was asked to teach the Gospel principles class in English on Sunday a week before Easter by Sharon Wong, She is the one who usually teaches it but she was starting a Chinese Gospel principle class so she requested me to take over the English class. I was to teach the chapter on the Life of Christ, Chapter 11 from the Gospel principles manual. In the middle of the class, I had to excuse myself to go to the Men's room to clear my wet eyes and blow my nose! Luckily the class was small. On this Easter Sunday, the class numbers were more than doubled for me to teach on the Atonement and I held well! Maybe I had drained all my tears away already due to several spots of time in writing this blog post where my tears did flow when I was spiritually flowing with feelings and inspiration in my heart and mind with the Holy Ghost helping me to express myself in a flowing way here. I even found an old talk referring to D&C Section 8 again explained in this old conference talk with the title, "The music of the gospel is the joyful spiritual feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost. It brings a change of heart."

You see, the body and mind created by God play an amazing role in keeping "Small and Simple Things" in our heart and mind so that the Holy Ghost can easily pull out these memories at the right time to bring us joy that can turn to tears even! Instead of just tears, I use the energy of joy to create better writings, photos, and videos! I remember in the Christmas Season of 2016, I was in a joyful mode and created this video from my apartment studio, not studio apartment haha. It is one place where I find conducive to connect to my Heavenly Father through the Savior and where much of my creative writing and works are produced for reasons expressed in this video:


FASTFASTFORWARD

Let me fast forward my life, to review what happens when I believe in doing small and simple things, with pics below in this journal to finish it in the shortest possible time. I do it by using social media technology links to my journals that I have patiently written down over the years, line upon line, precept upon precept, just the way I learned the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and tested it personally as one who believes in Light and Truth. 

Small and Simple Things in my journal here

Small and Simple Things in my journal here

Small and Simple Things in my journal here

Small and Simple Things in my journal here

Small and Simple Things in my journal here



Small and Simple Things in my journal here

Small and Simple Things in my journal here



Happy Easter 2018 everyone!


I am celebrating this Easter weekend by collecting comments from others on facebook to share it here below my post. How can you share your comment? Just click the 'See More' below or the blue Facebook icon and see what happens.

I look forward to reading your comments which will later be manually added to this blog below my comment. It's Glorious!

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To be continued as you key in your comments while I will also watch the live Church General Conference online this weekend.....

Wow, it's past 2.30am Monday morning in Kuala Lumpur on 2 April 2018 where Utah time is 12.30pm Sunday afternoon when I just finished watching a slightly delayed live recording playback on the internet of the Easter Sunday morning General Conference!  Note I wrote above "Today is Easter Friday and I am anticipating spiritual things to happen, personal revelations to me, especially as this is the weekend when our Church will have our Annual General Conference broadcast live to the world through our Church website". You can zoom above to my statement by clicking here. You can also click here to see I had posted a copy of it on my Facebook timeline as evidence I was doing my blog post live over the weekend with confidence that even before the General Conference started, I typed or declared to the world that I would get spiritual things or personal revelations.(by the power of the Holy Ghost is what we Mormons believe.)

I will now need time to record a good number of things that happened over the weekend that can be classified as spiritual things or personal revelations to me. So much could happen in just one Easter Weekend!!! I have to wait for the Church website at lds.org to convert the Sunday morning General Conference session live video to individual videos for each speaker so that I can embed the relevant ones in this post with my comments on how they relate to what I've shared on this post so far.

To be continued..... (and please post your comments as requested above about Easter, even if the weekend is already over.)

Monday 2 April 2018

Over the weekend, besides collecting comments from friends around the world about Easter, I also started collecting memories or impressions I would receive over this special weekend and can today summarize them below to conclude, as expected from the past experiences of my life, that "...by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise. And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls."

Click the photos below to watch the video recording of each speaker, to witness that what I had boldly predicted above before the start of the live Annual General Conference on my anticipation of spiritual things to happen, personal revelations to me did indeed occur!

Wow, if you click the photo image of Dalin H. Oaks above to watch the video of his conference talk, at 2.50 mins from the start of the video, he said "This morning I felt to use as my text, Alma's teaching to his son Helaman recorded in the Book of Mormon. By small and simple things are great things brought to pass."


I generally would pick to listen to the President or senior apostles of the Church first when I do not have time to listen to the entire conference. I somehow chose Elder Wilson, unfamiliar to me, to be amazed to hear his entire talk about a Miracle that happened on a ship during the Korean war. My use of the more politically correct word of "Spiritual things to happen" actually meant "Miracle like things to happen" and Elder Wilson's whole talk was on the miracle that happened on the US Navy ship.

President Nelson talked personally about his life and experience in receiving personal revelation of the Holy Ghost through his heart and mind. Click here to listen to the relevant part of the video that I know is a personal revelation to me as per my quotation of D&C chapter 8:2 shared above before the conference began.


Imagine living in a time when I'm in Melaka meeting with a Muslim group by invitation and while driving back to Kuala Lumpur, I could watch the General Conference on my phone to be surprised of Elder Gong's call as an Apostle of the Lord whom I had met with personally 4 years earlier by chance when I was travelling from KL to Singapore with our miracle convert from the 80's shared in the SpaceTime-Travel section of my post here.

My Summary


I started this post on Friday before the General Conference commenced, using all my skills or know how to express my life's story supporting the truth of the scripture of Alma's teaching to his son Helaman about "small and simple things". This was one of the scriptural revelations given to me recently. I get them very often and sometimes forget to note it down or scan the scripture which I may do often as part of the record-keeping habit of my life, just like the way Accountants keep all documents as supporting evidence to the final financial reports they produce! My style of writing my journals seem to follow this trend as evidence or my testimony to others that Heavenly Father is real. I can feel the Savior's love and the Holy Ghost effect is well explained by our new prophet President Nelson shared on this shortened video. I made a shortened version of the video provided as a link to click to make it clearer that my impression of what I hear and feel from the speakers are clear indications of spiritual things or personal revelations to me by the power of the Holy Ghost.

I had mentioned above about the old conference talk I found that explained about D&C chapter 8 verse 2 especially,"Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart." I found it using search in LDS website which is well indexed to link to other relevant talks etc thus creating a flow of understanding for me. Same way as I write my book, I needed to index all related researched information so that my writings will flow more smoothly or logically when it is presented. Click here to listen or read that old conference talk to find that it is beautifully or spiritually well expressed about the different effect of the Heart compared to the Mind, "We learn the dance steps with our minds, but we hear the music with our hearts. The dance steps of the gospel are the things we do; the music of the gospel is the joyful spiritual feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost. It brings a change of heart and is the source of all righteous desires. The dance steps require discipline, but the joy of the dance will be experienced only when we come to hear the music."

If one reads or listen to the entire video, one will learn how to create an optimal environment in one's home especially as a parent with maybe a rebellious child or an older child still in the adolescence age not fully living according to Gospel standards that parents may desire. He or she needs to hear the beautiful music with the heart which is the source of all righteous desires. This is the power of the Holy Ghost that I know of and am reminded again by personal revelation given to me that I had anticipated in this General Conference. My cup is full and I can continue to dance toward my goals without feeling the stress of just discipline alone to do the small and simple things that we all need to do but often neglect. Yes, we need to hear the music and dance or flow with it!

If you watch the video of Elder Gong's short talk as the new Apostle, he started by relating how he puts his children to sleep and I will end this post repeating his cry of "Hallelujah!" with this video.


Related Events over the Easter Weekend :







CLICK HERE to scroll to the top to see all the Small and Simple Things I write about in my life!



YSA Young Single Adults Conference

Friday 1 Dec 2017

West Malaysia YSA Convention at Semenyih






President and Sis Simmons gave a talk in the early afternoon to request this group photo of returned missionaries who served under him in the Singapore Mission. On the right are Elder and Sis Montague who are couple missionaries for Public Affairs of the Church.








Saturday 2 December 2017

Morning:

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Afternoon and Evening :

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Photo Album



Sunday 3 December 2017

Morning:


Facebook Album used to select photos for the Church Newroom Malaysia site dated : 13 Dec 2017










The Ministry of Angels - Notes for my Talk assignment

This is the topic that I have been assigned by Bro Hill, 1st counselor in the KL branch presidency, to speak for 15 to 20 mins in the Kuala branch on this day, 17 Sep  2017. I had about over 2 weeks period of time to prepare.

As I was busy every day with my research and writing of my book with my other daily chores including having Ern my 3rd son from Singapore moving in with me for his 1 year of studies preparing for his tertiary education overseas, I used a little time each night before bed to prepare. It was time spent reviewing references in www.lds.org whereby on this topic and I would even lie down to sleep to listen to selected video talks of General Authorities of our Church.

With enough information gathered over the time period and a fairly good idea of how I will present the talk, I decided to write my talk on this spiritual blog post starting at 6am on this day of the talk . After a short prayer on my knees, I begin. (Notes: It will consist of parts that have complete sentences of what I like to say with other parts that are only references to some journals of mine where only the heading is there but it is a hypertext link that gives details for the reader. I may not have time to cover them so they are just left as hyperlinks for the reader to click to read the referenced contents.)

INTRODUCTION

My talk today will be based on scripture and the experiences of my life especially from the part that started when missionaries first knocked on my door in the City of Geelong Australia early in the year 1979. This would be the final year of my tertiary education at Deakin University. Two American Elders dressed smartly like our Elders today were standing in front of me when I opened the door to introduce themselves to be from the Church to say that they had a message about Jesus Christ to share with me and about how God had visited a young man named Joseph Smith. Well, they look smart enough and spoke nicely enough to look like Angels so I let them into the large home with 9 bedrooms that I had shared the rent with 8 other students. I also felt that if this was true, the knowledge gained from this visitation would be even more important than that of Man going to the Moon, They had a flip chart with pictures to share their message and I listened intently. It was the story of the First Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

After they finished, they asked me how I felt. Now this was the first time I had ever heard that God had appeared to Man on earth, so I responded with words to this effect, "If....this was true, it would be the most important knowledge to the world as even though we have sent Man to the Moon, I don't think what we had discovered there would be more important than what God could reveal to Joseph Smith!" I guess the American Elders would have been elated with my sincere response to feel that I would be their 'Golden Investigator'. Little did they realize this young Asian student would require many pairs of Elders to be visited over and over again to be convinced to become a Christian by accepting baptism.

The main reason was simple to me though complicating to them. My acceptance of receiving the missionaries further was due to my first response that required me to investigate "If...this was true...". See I was born and raised in a large Chinese family, of which I was the youngest, where most were not really religious or believed in God at all but followed a father who believed in Education except for the women who was my mother who got me to carry joss sticks at certain festive seasons of the year and who prayed daily to a small altar and my oldest sister in Penang who had a large altar of many Gods. Though I had attended a Catholic school and had several friends who were either Catholic or of a Protestant Church, education was my main interest in life to feel that Christianity was too confusing anyway with the number of different churches that existed that seemed to differ one from the other.

To make things more complicating, the Landlord of the property I lived in were Baptists and one housemate named Robbie soon spread the news to them that I was meeting the Mormons so they gave me their opinion and when I seemed still persistent to continue with the Mormon Elders, he brought to meet a Pastor of another nearby Church who fed me anti-Mormon questions and some personal writings of his which I later realized were extracts of Anti-Mormon literature. Even a Sri Lankan man studying in the Geelong Theological College, met at an Asian-Australian inter-cultural social gathering when hearing I was listening to the Mormons invited me to his dorm at the theological college to read the Bible with me!

Now having to spend all my time 'Investigating' to know where the truth would be from, with so many teachers of just one subject of Christianity not forgetting to learn my own business subjects at my university that included law, economics, accounting, computers, and statistics, it really took me time to accept baptism. I had completed all the discussions. It took many months and many more pairs of Elders to follow up in order to get me wet! I was actually a 'dry Mormon' as due to my pure science background in middle or secondary school in Malaysia, I was really genuinely willing to experiment the faith by following all the commandments, attend Church every Sunday faithfully to know if God or the truth could be found. So that was why it took so long.


BODY

Another important reason for my delay to get baptized, though I felt the Church teachings definitely seemed more complete and sound or acceptable to my logical mind, was that I was hoping for some Angel to visit me like Angel Moroni did to Joseph Smith perhaps! This thus leads to the body of my talk on the Ministry of Angels.

(Notes : Read extracts from Book of Moroni Chapter 7, a prophet who actually became an Angel himself and these are the words of his father Mormon. These extracts from other sources will be in larger size font.)

30 For behold, they are subject unto him, to minister according to the word of his command, showing themselves unto them of strong faith and a firm mind in every form of godliness.
31 And the office of their ministry is to call men unto repentance, and to fulfil and to do the work of the covenants of the Father, which he hath made unto the children of men, to prepare the way among the children of men, by declaring the word of Christ unto the chosenvessels of the Lord, that they may bear testimony of him.
32 And by so doing, the Lord God prepareth the way that the residue of men may have faith in Christ, that the Holy Ghost may have place in their hearts, according to the power thereof; and after this manner bringeth to pass the Father, the covenants which he hath made unto the children of men.
33 And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me.
34 And he hath said: Repent all ye ends of the earth, and come unto me, and be baptized in my name, and have faith in me, that ye may be saved.
35 And now, my beloved brethren, if this be the case that these things are true which I have spoken unto you, and God will show unto you, with power and great glory at the last day, that they are true, and if they are true has the day of miracles ceased?
36 Or have angels ceased to appear unto the children of men? Or has he withheld the power of the Holy Ghost from them? Or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man upon the face thereof to be saved?
37 Behold I say unto you, Nay; for it is by faith that miracles are wrought; and it is by faith that angels appear and minister unto men; wherefore, if these things have ceased wo be unto the children of men, for it is because of unbelief, and all is vain.
Extracts from Bible :

 ‘And the Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that give offense and them that do iniquity.’ [Matthew 13:41.]

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed. The mustard seed is small, but brings forth a large tree, and the fowls lodge in the branches. [See Mark 4:30–32.] The fowls are the angels. Thus angels come down, combine together to gather their children, and gather them. We cannot be made perfect without them, nor they without us; when these things are done, the Son of Man will descend, the Ancient of Days sit; we may come to an innumerable company of angels, have communion with and receive instructions from them.”5 

(5.History of the Church, 3:388–89; first set of bracketed words in second paragraph in original; punctuation modernized; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith about July 1839 in Commerce, Illinois; reported by Willard Richards.)

From Teachings:Joseph Smith Ch 8 The Everlasting Priesthood


“… [God] set the ordinances to be the same forever and ever, and set Adam to watch over them, to reveal them from heaven to man, or to send angels to reveal them. ‘Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?’ [Hebrews 1:14.]
“These angels are under the direction of Michael or Adam, who acts under the direction of the Lord. From the above quotation we learn that Paul perfectly understood the purposes of God in relation to His connection with man, and that glorious and perfect order which He established in Himself, whereby He sent forth power, revelations, and glory.
“God will not acknowledge that which He has not called, ordained, and chosen. In the beginning, God called Adam by His own voice. ‘And the Lord called unto Adam and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and hid myself.’ [Genesis 3:9–10.] Adam received commandments and instructions from God: this was the order from the beginning.

A man must be authorized of God and ordained to the priesthood to administer in the ordinances of salvation.

Articles of Faith 1:5: “We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.”12

Priesthood authority comes from God.

“We believe that no man can administer salvation through the gospel, to the souls of men, in the name of Jesus Christ, except he is authorized from God, by revelation, or by being ordained by some one whom God hath sent by revelation, as it is written by Paul, Romans 10:14, ‘And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent?’ And I will ask, how can they be sent without a revelation, or some other visible display of the manifestation of God? And again, Hebrews 5:4, ‘And no man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.’—And I would ask, how was Aaron called, but by revelation?”13
Finally on 29 July 1979, I decided to be baptized even though I didn't receive any visitation of an Angel such as Moroni that I was expecting to happen. The main reason for this was that I realized I had to exercise faith to be baptized first as part of the experiment itself in order to receive further light and knowledge. Somehow I should keep all of God's commandments before I can expect miracles to happen.  What happened on the day of my baptism was recorded in my journal in this hypertext link.  (Note: All references to my original journal writings will in this same highlighted text format .)


My Call to Serve

I soon found fellowship with the single adults of the Bellarine Branch and I was given my first calling as the Single Adult Male representative with my female counterpart Colleen Farr. I continued faithfully in my “investigation” with a quest to live a spiritual life, ie be a good Mormon and see what happens. It didn’t take long before I could experience what would be unforgettable spiritual experiences that would mould me to my present day stature of a man of great faith and testimony in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Wed 5 Dec 1979, less than six months of membership in the Church, I had a remarkable experience. In the past few weeks, I had been troubled with a constant feeling or impression in my mind that I should go on a mission. It seemed that I could not shake off this feeling, as every night I went to bed with such a thought, causing me to toss around trying hard to sleep and when I did, I would wake up the next morning feeling the same thing. I had no desire to serve on a mission, which would mean serving for 2 years on a voluntary capacity, as my mind had been looking forward eagerly to work after my graduation to become a qualified accountant. My years of study and parental expectation was toward this goal. I was in an awful state of dilemma and confusion.

On that fateful night, I drove to Eastern Beach in Geelong where the night was quiet and the view of the bay was calm. I parked my car and prayed with all my heart to Our Heavenly Father, desperate for an answer to my troubled mind. I wanted to know for a surety if it was God who was calling me or were my feelings of going on a mission simply an illusion of my mind. I remember that my prayer was long and fervent, resting my head on the steering wheel of the car in deep meditation and pouring my heart to God. After I finished, I felt calm, came out of my car and decided to walk to the missionary apartment. I had the Elders teaching my University friend Roy Ngai and was going to discuss the schedule for the next day. I had to walk across a small park and it was already pitch dark at around 9pm in the Australian summer. Through the park I walked with faith that I was heading the right direction as I could hardly see where I was going in the dark. Lo and behold, I came out of the park just across from the Elders’ apartment. In my meetings with the Elders, I would sometimes receive Church publications from them to read but this time, Elder Slade loaned me a cassette tape with music only. I requested instead for another tape with church talks and I was handed a tape by President Robert D. Arnold, (1-24-78) entitled “Principles of Missionary Work”.

I went home in a hurry, eager to listen to this tape. When I played it in my room, I was overwhelmed with the feeling that the speaker was speaking right at me, encouraging me to go on a mission. I believe the tape was his address to students of Brigham Young University encouraging eligible students to go serve a mission. Words that rang in my ear even to this day include his powerful statement that one should not ask whether he should go on a mission or not but when! He also shared in his talk the many miracles that occurred in South America during the time of an earthquake and how the missionaries were spared from death. Now did I feel that this was an answer to my prayers? My intellectual mind made me ask God for a confirmation. I had remember being taught by the Elders during my investigating months that one should be specific in his prayers to God in order to receive specific answers. So I knelt down beside my bed with the Bible in my hand. I prayed to God to give me his answer from the scripture, saying I would randomly thumb open the Bible with my right thumb and read the words on the opened page!!!! I was as dead specific as I could as I didn’t want to take the chance that luck would determine my fate. Lo and behold, the Bible was opened to a page and I read from Mark Ch 16 verse 15, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Now would this be my confirmation that God was calling me? I was indeed elated and felt filled with the Spirit but there was just one more little thing! I did get baptized with an intellectual conversion and spent many of my days reading the Bible with many well meaning Christians of other faith who constantly tried to use their interpretation of the Bible to show me that I was going on a wrong path. I reasoned doctrine with them but had to refer to the Bible and hence I was more preoccupied in reading the Bible than the Book of Mormon. With my final exams at the year end, I didn’t have much time to read the Book of Mormon and had not gained a testimony of it. In my simple mind, I reasoned that if God gave me an answer on my mission call from the Bible, surely if the Book of Mormon was a word of God, I should get a confirmation from it too. With that belief, I went back on my knees with much humility to plead to God with the same specific prayer but this time to open the Book of Mormon to read in Helaman 5:14-15, “…and therefore they went forth, keeping the commandments of God, to teach the word of God among all the people of Nephi, beginning at the city Bountiful; And from thence forth to the city of Gid; and from the city of Gid to the city of Mulek;” From that moment onwards, I felt a perfect peace and calmness that I had never felt before. I knew that it was God who was calling me and I was ready to do his will.
(Note: The above original writings are extracted from this journal post.)

Click the links below to read the original writings from my journal.



Car Story


CONCLUSION

From my experiences before and after Baptism, I could see that miracles really happened after I exercised faith to be baptized to receive the Holy Ghost. I didn't physically see any Angels from Heaven who came to visit me but I know many must have been ministering to me during the important time during my mission years where only some of my recorded journals of miracles are shared in the above links.

After my mission when I got married and lived in KL branch to raise our family of 6 children and continued to serve the Church, I experienced the service of many human Angels to me and my family. These were human Angels, members of the Church who ministered to one another. This occurred in all branches throughout the District that I could observe during my service years recorded here.

My wife and I experienced the Spirit of Elijah during our lifetime together to do our Family History work. Human Angels and Spirit Angels have been working together in this Kingdom of God on Earth is my humble testimony in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.