For All the Saints: Lessons Learned in Building the Kingdom

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This is a book about everyday heroes, a story of divine importance. In this inspirational collection of true stories you'll see how the Lord connects us with others and magnifies our works into greatness. Filled with experiences that will benefit every ward and every organization, For All the Saints is a moving and memorable read you'll want to share with family and friends.

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Overview

This is a book about everyday heroes, a story of divine importance. In this inspirational collection of true stories you'll see how the Lord connects us with others and magnifies our works into greatness. Filled with experiences that will benefit every ward and every organization, For All the Saints is a moving and memorable read you'll want to share with family and friends.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781462110643
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiv

Reader Reference Map xvii

Congregational Growth Chart xviii

Introduction 1

For All the Saints Who from Their Labors Rest

1 The Paths Thy Saints Have Trod 5

Oh, May Thy Soldiers… Fight as the Saints Who Nobly Fought of Old

2 The Influence of the One 33

3 How Firm Is Your Foundation? 52

4 By Weak and Simple Things 72

5 Bearing One Another's Burdens 92

6 Taking the Leap of Faith Ill

All Are One in Thee, For All Are Thine

7 A Leader, A Disciple 132

8 We Gather Together 150

9 That Our Children May Know 168

When the Strife Is Fierce, the Warfare Long

10 Tending the Vineyard 187

11 Enlarging the Boundaries 207

12 In the World 226

Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

13 Promises to the Fathers 250

Afterword 273

Notes 277

Bibliography 299

Index 323

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

    The LDS church in Boston and surrounding areas has a long histor

    The LDS church in Boston and surrounding areas has a long history. At times the membership has been quite small, while at other times the numbers threatened to overwhelm the infrastructure they had there. Part of what made things successful in good times and bad were the individual members there. Some were called to be leaders while others managed to serve in smaller capacities. No matter how "small" the calling seemed, true service and love was given, and these things helped to make the church very successful in this area. In the end it was the people that made all the difference.

    There were two main components to the book: a history if the church in New England and stories of the people who lived in the area at various times. These two things are intertwined though, so it's not a straight history. More than that, the book uses the examples of the various people's stories to teach a broader lesson about how we are able to serve and contribute within the church. By tying the stories in with the history, it keeps the book from getting too dry or plodding. The story is able to be told in leaps and bounds while still making sense in the big picture. At times trying to keep the names of people straight could seem a bit overwhelming, but in the end the names were less important than the things they did. Those were the main ideas that stuck out to me.

    One this I really felt was emphasized was the idea of just serving the best way you can no matter what. We will not all be serving in the "high profile" leadership callings, but that doesn't keep us from being able to perform great acts of service. Learning to offer up whatever you can, no matter how small it may seem, can help people in ways that we cannot even conceive. Another thing that stuck out to me was just the sheer faith these people had. In congregations big or small, they were often called upon to do things they thought might be near impossible. However, they often pressed forth offering all they had and were able to accomplish things they never imagined. I found this book to be very inspiring. It reminded me of a lot of things that I often forget as I get so involved in my day-to-day life, and it led me to renew my commitment to do the best I can in everything I do. It also made me grow to love all of the people who worked so hard to build firm foundations in the New England area. Their good deeds have and will continue to have effects beyond their mortal lives, and we can all have the chance to make that kind of impact on the world around us.

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