Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Shroud of Turin and a Blog Treasure

First, the treasure! Check it out: When you have a chance, you might enjoy reading this other blog which also talks about the Shroud of Turin! I found it randomly one evening while I was watching some YouTube videos about studies of the Shroud of Turin.

The Shroud of Turin is thought to be the 14 foot piece of fabric that Jesus was buried in. There is an image that looks like Jesus on the cloth. Scientists have studied the cloth and have proven that the image is not painted nor burned onto the cloth. The image is not deeply embedded into the fibers of the fabric and has been tested and photographed thoroughly. At least one man, Dr. John Jackson, who holds a PhD in Physics has made the study of the Shroud his life's work.  He leads a team at the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, and you can find more information here:

Here are links to the first of a series of six YouTube videos which reports the findings of some scientists who have studied the Shroud of Turin and developed an image of the face depicted in the cloth.  You can find the other five episodes on YouTube.

I was so fascinated by the convincing evidence! I also thought about the images painted by the child artist, Akiane, and the faces were so similar. I contacted the team of Dr. John Jackson with a question: According to your research, how tall was Jesus? They responded that they calculate that he was 5'10" and about 170 pounds. Of course, his appearance is not important. I want to recognize him when I see him again!

Personally, I am looking forward to seeing Jesus again. I am grateful that in Romans 8:16-17 of the New Testament, I learn that I am literally his child and therefore an heir. It is great to know that through obedience and following his guidance and the instructions of the Holy Ghost that I have the potential to become like him. Christ has commanded us to become perfect, as he is. So, I am grateful that there is a way provided to do this. He is the Way (John 14:6) and that can be the topic of another blog post! :D

May your day be beautiful and peaceful!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic, Atheist, Everyone

It does not matter what religion you ascribe to, Jesus Christ gave his life for you. He prepared a way for you to have immortality and eternal life. He atoned for your mistakes if you will only turn to Him and repent and strive to become a better person.

If you do not follow Jesus, then you will not belong to him. You will be on your own on the day when judgment before God is presented. I wish I could say it is different, but that is the way it is.

Look to Jesus. Come follow Him. He loves you more than you or I can comprehend.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Akiane, the Daughter of an Atheist!

This Christian Woman is My Hero

This Christian woman is my friend and my hero. She was born in Bahrain, raised in India, educated in the USA, and now she is helping to feed the poor in Africa. She is the wife of one of the Presidential candidates in Mali, West Africa. Mali is the third poorest country in the world. Her name is Marissa Coutinho Samake. She is very young. She and her husband, Yeah Samake have two small children. If you feel inspired, please write her an email and offer to help. There is no intermediate non-profit organization, so anything you give will go directly to help. I got all choked up when I saw this photo because I know this is Marissa's personal email. She has given herself to help these people.

Here is a message from Marissa:
"Went to Farabana to donate some much needed food to the children. Because mothers can't find enough to eat, they are not able to breastfeed effectively. This takes care of one part of the problem. If you want to help with something like this, $50/month will buy food for the children and also enable the woman's co-op to sell the extra food in the neighboring villages. Please email me @ or message me if you are interested in helping. Together we can feed the children of many more villages. Thank you." - Marissa Samake

There is more information about the work that the Samake's are doing at  That print is kind of small, so in case you cannot read it well, you can write to Marissa at or message her through Facebook if you are interested in helping at all. May God bless you with abundance!