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Christian apologist answers 3 common questions Muslims have about Christianity. I have not done anything more than any other Church member would have done in the same situation. While growing up, he received strict religious training from his mother and her church. He went with his friends to the next meeting.
I decided to study diligently in my mind and heart the doctrines they were preaching. We walked bravely to the pond, surrounded by magnificent nature, to enter into covenants with the Lord. The branch in Plzen had only seven members. Soon thereafter, he was drafted into mandatory military service. Regarded as an enemy of the state because of his religious affiliation, he spent his two-year stint in a military labor brigade rather than as a soldier.
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The persecution of Church members continued unabated. The secret police often questioned them. As babies, both children were blessed in the Church. But because the communist regime had forbidden religious freedom, the Snederflers, like other parents, found it too dangerous to acknowledge their Church membership to their own children.
But for years the children had little contact with other Church members.
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Thus, today one child is a member and one is not. Their requests only triggered further interrogations and persecution. Finally in they abandoned their efforts to leave Czechoslovakia. In he was called to be the presiding elder of the Church in Czechoslovakia and was asked to renew Church activity as much as possible.
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Often they would find only one person; other times they would meet with a group of five or six members gathered in a home. They translated Church hymns, handbooks, and manuals, finished a translation and review of the Doctrine and Covenants and scriptural commentaries, and transcribed speeches given at district conferences.
Then they typed all of these materials on old typewriters with nine carbon copies at a time.
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Each of the nine recipients would, in turn, make an additional nine carbon copies and hand-deliver them to others. In this way, Church materials were disseminated to members and families wherever they lived.
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I always felt that we were part of the larger family of Church members in the whole world. In Russell M. Kimball to minister to Czechoslovakian members. Four years later it came true. After years of being denied visas to travel to Switzerland to the nearest temple, they despaired of receiving permission to travel to Utah. One of his colleagues told him that the next morning she would bring him the necessary forms to fill out and that she would take care of the rest.
They attended the October general conference in Salt Lake City; afterward they were endowed and sealed in the temple. When the First Presidency extends an invitation, no power on earth can thwart that plan! The temple changed the Snederflers forever. During one of the dedicatory sessions, President Gordon B. Hinckley asked Brother Snederfler to speak extemporaneously. He spoke in Czech, and his words were translated into German and English. I did not know then that the Freiberg temple and the prayers of its patrons would contribute to the fall of the Iron Curtain and would make it possible for Saints to come from many nations of Eastern Europe.
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Active Church members in Czechoslovakia contributed their faith, fasting, and prayers as well. For two years they had two monthly fast Sundays, on the first Sunday of each month along with Church members worldwide, and on the third Sunday of every month as they prayed for freedom of religion. Elder Nelson and Elder Hans B.