2015 Christmas Past GRAND PRIZE WINNER!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Christmas Past 2015 | 0 comments

Congrats to 2015 GRAND PRIZE DRAWING WINNER, Rebecca Dawson, who won a seat on our Missouri to Nauvoo to Winter Quarters Tour! On July 9-15, 2016 she will enjoy amazing sites sites as well as TWO incredible pageants –  BOTH the Nauvoo Pageant & Truth Will Prevail – British Pageant! Please contact MHA office 801-272-5601 or info@mormonheritage.com within 30 days to arrange for how to receive your prize. Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for participating in our annual Christmas Past Contest this...

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12th Day Answer & Winner

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Christmas Past 2015, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Answer 12th Day Christmas Past:  Thank you for your insights on Joseph Smith & our Savior’s birthdays. Congrats to 12th Day drawing winner,  Rebecca Doty, who won a Bethlehem baby blanket, an olive wood Holy Family’s “flight into Egypt” figurine, and set of 10 olivewood ornaments all from Israel! Please contact MHA office 801-272-5601 or info@mormonheritage.com within 30 days to arrange for how to receive your prize. Thank you everyone for your insights on both FB and our blog. The Story still available on yesterday’s Question website blog...

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12th Day Christmas Past Question & Story

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Christmas Past 2015, Uncategorized | 5 comments

It’s our last day of Christmas Past today and also the 210th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s birthday.  Our final Christmas Past story is in honor of him.  We will be having our Grand Prize Drawing on Christmas Eve morning!! On the 12th Day Christmas Past, Dec 23 – Joseph Smith Birthday… Question: What new insights can we learn from President Kimball honoring Joseph Smith? (To be entered into today’s daily giveaway & FREE tour drawing, Comment & Share your thoughts on Facebook or our blog of story below.) They Named Him Joseph President Kimball felt it very important and often remembered the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birthday.  In Dec. 1966, Elder Kimball (before he became the prophet) very literally honored Joseph’s given name in an article entitled “They Named Him Joseph:” “When theologians are reeling and stumbling, when lips are pretending and hearts are wandering, and people are ‘running to and fro seeking the word of the lord and cannot find it’ – when clouds of error need dissipating and spiritual darkness needs penetrating and heavens need opening, a little infant is born. Just a few scattered neighbors in a hilly region in the backwoods even know that Lucy Smith is expecting. There is no prenatal care, nor nurses, no hospital, no ambulance, no delivery room. Babies live and die in in this rough environment and few know about it. Another child for Lucy! No trumpets are sounded; no hourly bulletins posted; no pictures taken; no notice is given; just a few friendly community folk pass a word along. It’s a boy! Little do the brothers and sisters dream that a prophet is born to their family; even his proud parents can little suspect his spectacular destiny. No countryside farmers or loungers at the country store, no village gossips even surmise how much they could discuss, did they but have the power of prophetic vision. ‘They are naming him Joseph,’ it is reported. But no one knows, not even his proud parents at this time, that this infant and his father have been named in the scriptures for 3,500 years, named for and known to their ancestor, Joseph, the savior of Egypt and Israel. Not even his adoring mother realized, even in her most ambitious dreaming and her silent musings, that this one of her children, like his ancestor, will be the chief sheaf of grain to which all others will lean and the one star to which the son and moon and other stars will make obeisance. He will inspire hatred and ambition; he will build an empire and restore a church – the Church of Jesus Christ. Millions will follow him; monuments will be a built to him; poets will sing of him; authors will write libraries of books about him. No living soul can guess that this little pinkish infant will become the peer of Moses in spiritual power...

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11th Day Answer and Winner

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Christmas Past 2015, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Answer 11th Day Christmas Past:  A family realized they were getting ready for a big party, but had forgotten whom the party was for, our Savior.  They remembered His gift was most important and gave their Christmas to another family. Congrats to 11th Day drawing winner,  Sherrie Spenst, who won a handcarved olivewood Holy Family & set of 10 olivewood ornaments from Israel! Please contact MHA office 801-272-5601 or info@mormonheritage.com within 30 days to arrange for how to receive your prize. Thank you everyone for your insights on both FB and our blog. The Story still available on yesterday’s Question website blog...

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11th Day Christmas Past Question & Story

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Christmas Past 2015, Uncategorized | 6 comments

On the 11th Day Christmas Past, a “Christmas Family.” Question: How did helping a “Christmas Family” help change this family’s Christmas into the best one they ever had? (To be entered into today’s daily giveaway & FREE tour drawing, Comment & Share your thoughts on Facebook or our blog of story below.) Christmas Family By Karla C. Erickson  (A true story) He who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come (D&C 59:23). “Do you know what I like best about Christmas?” five-year-old Sara asked, her big brown eyes shining. Her mother stopped wrapping gifts. “Santa?” “I like Santa, but the most fun is wrapping presents for you and Daddy and Mike and Tim.” Mom was pleased with Sara’s answer. Tim and Mike, her older brothers, had long lists of expensive items they wanted. Sara had no list. She was more excited about the gifts she was wrapping. “Hi, everyone!” Dad called. “I’m home early so we can go get our tree.” “Hurray!” Sara shouted. “Then we can decorate it.” But later, when Mom pulled out the boxes of ornaments, both boys groaned. “Do we have to do that tonight?” Mike asked. “I have math homework.” “Me too,” Tim moaned. “How about helping for just a half hour?” Dad suggested. While her brothers argued about where decorations should go, Sara quickly and quietly placed red bulbs on the tree. “Sara,” Tim said, “your bulbs are all at the bottom. That doesn’t look right.” Sara’s eyes lost their sparkle. “We need lots of bulbs on the bottom,” Dad said. “Sara’s friends aren’t as tall as you boys, and when they visit us, we want them to see lots of bulbs.” He handed Sara another bulb, and a smile lit up her face. That night at supper, Mom said quietly, “I think we’ve all lost the spirit of Christmas—that is, all of us except Sara.” “Oh, Mom,” Mike protested, “we all decorated the tree. And we’ve bought most of our presents.” “I think Mom’s talking about the real meaning of Christmas,” Dad said. “And she’s right. It’s like we’re getting ready for a big party, but we’ve forgotten whom the party is for.” Tim rolled his eyes. “We all know it’s to celebrate the Savior’s birth,” he murmured. “But, Tim,” Dad persisted, “how was your birthday party different from the one we’re planning for Jesus Christ?” “Well, Jesus isn’t here to get His presents.” “What presents?” Dad asked. “How would you have felt if all your friends brought presents for each other but no presents for you?” Mom added. “That wouldn’t have been much of a party,” Tim admitted. “Well,” Dad asked, “do you have a gift for the Savior on December 25th?” “You’re trying to tell us that we need to buy gifts for Jesus?” Mike wondered. “You don’t buy...

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