The format of the
messages we send our children has changed through the years.
E. L. Howard Jr.
typed on paper for many years, then
on a computer. Nathan,
Roy, and others continued sending sermoncitos
in the original format by computer for several
and sent by
email to subscribers.
Now messages are
on Facebook where all the world can share
and more can contribute, including
Emy Gabriela and Emy de
Sound Files| Sermoncitos.pdf
In October, 1967, Edward L. Howard Jr. started a weekly sermoncito that has continued ever since. He wrote without fail every week until he passed on at age 90. The tradition has continued with other members of the family. "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins" (2 Nephi 25:23,26). I have written a "Letter to my Children" in the old tradition of our family (my autobiography). You can download it to your computer and read it when you have time. Here is the link: http://www.cantos.org/ShakeIt.pdf
These are written by Roy E. Howard and others as indicated.
TEMPLES. Personal note
May 2010 to August 2011. We
volunteered for a church service mission in in
the temple, a place for spiritual renewal, hope, and peace
were in the temple five days each week for 15 months
in service to people from northern
Colombia, and all of Ecuador including
after Jesus was born, his parents took him to the temple, where Simeon
and Anna shared their testimonies (http://www.cantos.org/music/cantata/PraiseGod.pdf).
We next see Jesus in the temple when he was 12 years old (Luke 2:42-49). during His ministries he taught both in the synagogues and in the temple (John 18:20). In the turbulent last days, it is important to "stand in holy places" (Matthew 24:15) and be as often as possible in a house built in "Holiness to the Lord" (Zechariah 14:20,21), for the Lord will come to His temple (Malachi 3:1). Our resolution for 2010 is to serve in the temple. As you resolve to stand in holy places, may God bless you and yours with a prosperity and happiness. Information about temples: http://www.lds.org/temples/purpose/0,11298,1897-1,00.html