Devin Justesen

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Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.

Temple News & Updates | Week of 17 November 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com. Public Open House Begins For …

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Obtaining Faith in God’s Promises | 17 November 2019

Scripture Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 Quote Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. Of that, I personally attest. I thank my Father in Heaven for His goodness past, present, …

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A Piece of Heaven on Earth | 16 November 2019

Scripture And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from …

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The Power to Choose Him | 15 November 2019

Scripture I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. —1 Nephi 3:7 Quote Without commitment, our desires tend to diminish and die. Commitment gives …

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You Are Enough | 14 November 2019

Scripture Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. —2 Corinthians 12:10 Quote Whether you feel too young or too old, too rich or too poor, too intelligent or too undereducated, none of us is too different to belong. If I could …

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Happy Birthday Elder Dale G. Renlund | 13 November 2019

Scripture Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you. —Alma 34:17 Quote My invitation to all of us is to evaluate our lives, repent, and keep on trying. If we don’t try, we’re just …

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We Can Rise Up, and Start Again | 12 November 2019

Scripture For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. —3 Nephi 22:10 Quote Even those who set their hearts upon divine goals may still occasionally stumble, but they will not be defeated. They …

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Missionaries

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Missionaries

With the Christmas season in full swing, many of us are working through our lists of loved ones to send a little bit of Christmas cheer to. Sometimes it can be especially difficult to know what gifts are great for missionaries to help them stay focused on the work, but feel the love of those that care for them deeply …

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Be Not Troubled | 11 November 2019

Scripture For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. —2 Timothy 1:7 Quote When we turn our lives over to the Lord, the power behind us is always greater than the obstacles before us. —Sheri Dew Video   Meme This Day in LDS History 1950: The West …

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Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace | 10 November 2019

Scripture Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. —Hebrews 4:16 Quote No matter where we are in our personal spiritual journeys, the invitation to come is a call to have courage—courage to strive for something more, courage to not to settle for spiritual …

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