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"elder smith" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Felt the spirit. And that was kind of me hooked. My mother, I went home because my mother's Church of England, and I remember going home that evening because also I wasn't allowed to stay around Karen's apartment, very inappropriate at the time. So they had to stay around there. And it wasn't until we got up to the Laura chastity and other areas like that Karen and Dobson had explained to me about her beliefs and the areas which were taboo. So I kind of understood, but when it came to Laura chassis, then I fully understood about respect for her, but the reason for me as well. And it kind of clicked and I kind of understood more. So that kind of made it easier for both of us to understand that. So it was a pretty quick process as you soon after you realized the teaching was for you. You'd think, wouldn't you? But it didn't quite happen like that. So I went home had a chat with my mom told her about the church, told everybody the moment, you know, and I was having these lessons and she was kind of like, she was actually just kind of said, why have a float your boat? You know, if that's what you want to go for if you feel happy with that, then you do that because I'm telling you, I was just going to be a phase. I just want to then phase is what you go through, Neil. That's what is going to be as a phase 30 odd years later. I'm still having my face. So I had the lessons I had the discussions. And Satan's a funny old thing when he gets hold of you know when you're that new person and you're trying to learn and Satan tries to get his claws into and it happened to me. And I was with the military at the time as well. So I was going away quite a bit and coming home and I'd had the discussions with elder Smith and the other elder and sorry I can't remember his name was such a long time ago but I was going to be able to Smith common name I know but and I felt this darkness come over me and they were getting a bit pushy and stuff and I kind of pushed back a little bit and went, no, this is leave me alone. This isn't for me. This isn't for me. Yeah. But I know the lord had other plans. And I went away with the military with the army I was caught all the time, so I was kind of section leader. You know what I mean? So I had a small group of guys I used to be in charge of and we were going away and we were sitting on a hill in Wales. And if you've ever been to Wales, have you ever been in England? I haven't. Right. Well, Wales, lovely people, so if anyone from Wales is listening to this, I would say yucky die. I think that's a Welsh thing for saying hello, but lovely people and lovely beautiful countryside. However, when you're in the military and you know what else is no fun. It's always raining. It's always cold. It's always wet, it's always kind of miserable when you go there because whenever we do exercises it's always in the winter and it's always cold and it's just generally like that. So I was on this exercise and we were watching this called a firepower demo and some of you guys who have been in the military and all of these are the planes and aircraft and everything come over and they let loose with all their missiles on the tank hulks and things and it's quite exciting, really impressive thing. And then it all stopped and it went quiet and I was kind of on my own on this hill and I suppose it's a bit like being the sacred grove a little bit because you can't run your own it's beautiful hills and things around you and it's rolling green everything that's gorgeous. And I was contemplating the church and I had this piece that came over me and at the time and even now it just gives me goosebumps even thinking about this because this doesn't happen often you can't tell me how many people in the British Army and members of the church we've got a few but not many. So the odds on someone else being a church member and also not from your own regiment coming over to speak to you would be pretty slim, right? Yeah. But that's what happened. Well, so I'm sitting there on the side of this hill. Common plating on the church life, everything like this Carol and of course I want to do this. I want to marry it. And this guy came over from the parachute regiment. Now parachute regiment guys are pretty tough. And we know it's just normal infantry, if you know. Nothing like special forces or anything like that. I always normal bang on infantry guy. So I was a grunt, if you like. So for this guy to come over and he was an officer. And to sit down and he said, he said, you look deep in thought, he said, though, are you okay? I said, yeah, no, no, I'm fine. Tell me about it. What's going on? So I kind of said, are you going to last, are you going to allow? Let's have a chat. So he was standing there in a Chapman I mentioned the church and he said, you'll never regret it. I'm a member of that church. And I was like, you are kidding me. He said, no, he said, best thing you'll ever do. Best thing you'll ever do is join that church, believe you me. He said, it'll just help you know and he says, it's helped me in my life and it will help you in your life. And before you now I turn around, I need going to get to go away. Didn't even get his name. I don't know who he was to this day of not sin anymore. I don't know who he is or where he came from. Also know he was parachute regiment and he was in our church. So with that information, I remember sitting there and I just cried. Because I knew what I had to do. By this time when I got on back, we had a new missionary, and this is the guy elder Chad Wagner. So while the chat, if you're out there, get in touch. I love you, and I'd love to reconnect with you. I really would. So elder elder Chad Wagner and elder Smith. So I went back, saw Caroline, said, I want to get baptized. I want to do it as soon as possible. Let's get this done. So we got the program together. I saw elder Wagner sort of Smith, said, let's sit down and he was a greeny. He was just out fresh from the mission field. I've never served a mission, so I didn't know and even to this day I've not served a mission. I married a return missionary, though, because Karen's return missionary. So I did marry her. So that's my excuse. And he said, now he said, it's always as easy as this, and as quick as this, you know, I've got everything here to, you know, I said, no, not always, not always. So the following week, we went to the chapel and Karen's dad, yeah, Carolyn's father, baptized me, Jon Bon. And that was kind of it really my journey into the church that then kind of started. So yeah, so it's a bit of a crazy story, but yeah, and I'm still here going through much better. 5 years ago or what? I know I liked you. Yeah, I'm 52. So I'm getting there, getting a bit older. And then you're currently serving as the bishop in your ward there. Maybe break down what the church is like in that area, the demographics, how it's laid out and whatnot. Yeah, so here in goals and there's quite a rural kind of stake, you know, we've got 7, 7 churches in the state, we've got Norwich who are Gaussian kings, Lynn, Milton hall theft for who I talked about before. Durham,.
"elder smith" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Church of England. And there's a lovely little quaint church in belton and funny enough my mom's getting remarried this year after my father, my stepfather passed away, so in that same church I used to go to Sunday school in, so they get my way around this year. And we went to Sunday school most mornings in the Church of England, but growing up, I was always asking questions. I wouldn't say I was overly religious. But I was always asking questions, growing up, being through a teenage years, like who am I? Who's Neil? I'd find myself as a teenager looking in the mirror going. Who's Neil? Why are you here? What's your purpose? Why are you here? I remember saying to the vicar in belton, who am I, why am I here and stuff? And bless him, you know, he's a lovely man Leslie ward, who was the vicar at the time growing up. But he could never really answer those questions for me. You know, and it kind of weighed off over a few years until I met my lovely wife Carolyn. And that's a story in the self. So we met at karate. I started going to karate classes later on with my cousin. And we went into the crisis, and the funny thing is, my wife never as it was then Carolyn. Not my wife, Carolyn bone. It went into the karate class and she actually never used to go into this class. It's crazy. It's how the lord works and how he puts things together and miracles happen. So she went in this class, I kind of saw her sister and liked her sister. And she'll laugh about this now. And but her sister wasn't interested in me. She's not interested in me. However, I'm not saying Karen was a second place because she wasn't because I hadn't noticed Carolyn. You know, I hadn't noticed. Beautiful woman she was and is. And afterward finishes quite because I had a little red sports car at the time and a little bit of money at the time. And I thought it was great because I was living at home, you know, said some spare cash. And she used to leave little notes on my car after cry cry. I was like, who the heck is littering around my car and leaving notes on it? Her and her sister was watching me out of the class and I picked up this note and I kind of read and I screwed up and put it on the floor, not because of I was being mean, but because I was so terrible with girls, terrible. I couldn't talk to them and get embarrassed and shy. So I was kind of a bit embarrassed, but she kind of pursued me and we ended up getting closely and then talking to me being a non member as well. Not being aware of the standards of the church at the time was kind of difficult for me. Knowing what to expect from Carolyn, you know, because it is obviously very, very difficult to talk to about kind of taboo subjects as you would in the outside world church so anyway, we went to a competition I invited her to come with me in the car and it happened to be on Sunday as well and I always remember about this break in the Sabbath for a karate competition and Hannah bought a chips. And we were coming back from, I think it was ipswich in England, the neighbor and kind of city of in Norfolk. And we would come back from this competition. I had her cousin in the car as well, Steven, who I'm very good friends with. We go run a number of close with him for many years from being married. But he was quite a young chap then he was in the back and he was obviously a church member baptized. And we were coming back and we talked about the church. And I said, so tell me about your church then. What is this church? He said, well, time. We're more than you might know us as Mormons. Church is Jesus Christ of that day since. And I said, really, I've never heard of them. Who are they? That sounds really weird. Who's like, you know, tell me about so she told me all about the church and everything. And then I felt something for the first time in I don't know, probably around about ten, 12 years. I actually felt something, you know, and I thought this isn't normal. This doesn't when I was having these conversations with heavenly father. You know, you can feel that little bit of the spirit, but if you haven't got it all the time, you don't feel all the time there. And so, but this was the time when I experienced that feeling of the spirit. Again, and at the time, I didn't know what that was. And she told me that in the church, she said she would never marry a non member. This is what she's out of the church, and I thought, oh boy. This is no good. I like you and this is no good. And I had no intentions of marriage or anything like that. However, instantly what I don't know how I felt it but I did, but instantly I knew that I was going to marry this girl. And I was going to marry the girl. And I kind of thought, well, I better have a look to see into this church and see what it's all about. And that's when the big con came in. And I always reminded about this. You can say you conned me in adjoining the church in a nice way. I was invited round to her flat her apartment, we call them flats here in England that's kind of what an apartment. And her two friends who were there, Mike and Belinda, they had been married very, very newlyweds, both in the church. And they invited me around and they invited a couple of guys around as well with little black badges on, but I didn't know who they were. Of course, I soon found out who they were. And I remember one of them was called elder Smith and I can't remember who the other guy's name, but later on, I remember the other one, I'll do a shout out to Tim's box of not seeing him for nearly 30 years. So if he's listening to this, then hopefully he'll remember me and reach out and reconnect yeah. So anyway, the two missionaries came around and started to teach and said, look, we need you to come round because Michael's feeling a bit low on the church. You know, we need to we need to teach him a bit of some church lessons. Would you mind sitting in on the lessons with him? And Michael, he was a member, but just a friend. Yeah, he's friend, yeah. So he was kind of a new friend to me because I've met them a few times. We've been out. Gotcha. We're gonna end my car up at the seafront in great yarmouth and stuff. So I've got quite close to them. You're doing them a favor then. And I got con. So it's all blame him even for today. So we sat down and then the missionaries are talking away. And they're looking at me going, well, you know, we're just going to talk about Jesus Christ and the gospel and Joseph Smith and all these other moonlight, why are they looking at me? Why are they talking to me here? No, talk to Michael, not me. I'm.
"elder smith" Discussed on Planet Money
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A yearly deficit and the government boroughs the difference from international financiers people who know the government inside and out people like this person my name is elsie smith and i am seven and three quarters. I happen to know elsie smith. She's a friend of mine and in fact she is your daughter robert. Yeah but that's not important right now. What she is a creditor of the us government. Listen to what she discovered in my drawer. United states saving bonds fifty dollars. What did you learn the government money to keep it safe you. That's absolutely right. You did load it to them to keep it safe and they used your money to buy things like maybe a rivet on a fighter plane or something. That's a regret little thing that holds the plane together is back. Wow our international. Financiers are so fickle. You know it's funny. Even at seven years old she somehow. And i didn't tell us she somehow managed to look at this thing to savings bond and understand what is most fundamental about government debt. It's safe it's completely safe the. Us has never back on. Its promise she could get that fifty dollars tomorrow with interest back if i let her so to understand. What the debt is you. Gotta add up all the l. of the world all the retirement funds and central banks with lots and lots of treasury bills or savings bonds in their drawers. And even if you don't have a bond in your drawer you have effectively the money to the government somewhere like. Maybe it's your checking account or your savings account that guaranteed interest that you get. It's probably treasury bonds by government debt. And we're always hearing about how china holds over a trillion dollars of us bonds. Japan many many governments around the world. And when you add up all those promises all those different people and institutions at the us government has said. Hey we're going to pay you back. That is the national debt today. We're going to explain how we got into this mess. Where all this debt came from what happened when we tried to pay it off and who came up with this whole debt ceiling idea in the first place now turns out. We've been fighting about the debt since the united states was born. Okay we're gonna accuse some old timey music here in fairly well by the davidson fairly well. Elder smith okay. We're back in revolutionary war. Days has if you couldn't tell from that spot on impression this when the first debate over the national debt started and it's important to remember that the us debt wasn't something that just happened automatically. In fact the united states is very first few days maybe conscious decision to have a debt to issue these bonds and promised to pay it back. I spoke with robert e right. He's a professor of political economy at augustan college in south dakota what really happened is we fought fought a long and bloody revolution against the world's greatest superpower and racked up Eighty million dollars in debt. Doing so couldn't we've said sorry folks it's a revolution We're wiping out of the debt. We could have but thankfully we didn't and we didn't because of a man named alexander hamilton. He was the secretary of treasury the very first one and he argued that the united states faced a fundamental choice. If we don't take responsibility for the debt all those farmers that lent us money and the soldiers. We didn't pay in the french who lent us money. The rest of the world won't trust us. They won't lend us money. We won't be able to trade. We'll be stuck. The united states will be stuck living off whatever we grow here in our farms and back then the. Us didn't grow that much. We brought much of our consumables from europe. You know the hbo series. John adams did a great job of depicting hamilton's argument. The future prosperity this nation rests chiefly in trade trade depends among other things on the willingness of other nations to lend us money. Now would you propose to establish international. I would be too and karen national debt the greater the debt greater the credit two hundred recommended the president the congress adopt all the debts incurred by the individual states during the war through a national bank. The idea being that if the states gold's money then other nations will feel more inclined to lend it to now. Hamilton who was pro debt was fighting with thomas jefferson because thomas jefferson had a very different view. He felt that debt was extremely dangerous. And when you hear the speech that jefferson gave or at least the actor playing him in that. Hbo series gave. It's a speech. I feel like with very little change could be given today. The states are indebted to a central authority increases the power of the central government of exactly i fear. Revolution will have been in vain for virginia farmers to be held in hawk to new york stock. Jobber who in turn is an hawk to a london banker opportunities for avarice and corruption would certainly prove irresistible and this fight between northeast bankers and the rest of the country. This has been going on for two hundred years. It's going on today now. Hamilton one out. Initially the united states accepted its debt. It promised to pay but professor robert rights says that most politicians at the time they felt much more like jefferson. Okay fine hamilton will pay off our old debt but let's not make a habit out of this so what the battle was really about was How quickly to pay off the debt. Now whether to pay it off or not. And i have to get full disclosure here. I spoke with professor right and he told me that he gave his son a unique name. He named his son alexander. Hamilton was right. Oh come really dearly. you're really did. And in fact his son came the other day he told me and said shouldn't be accent. Hamilton is right because in his view. Of course hamilton is right forever. Wow so for the first forty years or so of the republic. We lived in hamilton's world. The nation had a debt manageable debt banks and bankers and the northeast flourished. We did trade with europe and everybody trusted us. The country grew and pretty soon. Us debt debt issued by the us government was seen as one of the safest investments in the world. This was alexander. Hamilton dream until one president dared to pay it off so q our next chapter in the amazing life story of the us debt. January eighth eighteen thirty. Can we put on character again. Picture all the big political names in washington. Dc have gathered to celebrate the president andrew jackson. It was the anniversary of his win. The battle of new orleans. It was bigger news that night. A senator stood up and he raised his glasses. Said gentlemen the national.
"elder smith" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"There saying that she wasn't there to judge Roger stone the person judge Amy Berman Jackson level to forty month sentence for the trump ally plus a twenty thousand dollar fine and supervised release once his prison sentence is over I'm Stephen Portnoy president trump says he won't step in just yet and I want to see it play out to its fullest because Roger has a very good chance of exoneration in my opinion Mr trump points to unconfirmed reports the four person or stones jury expressed a negative view of him on Twitter before the trial the president compared the license long time political adviser was convicted of telling to lies he insisted been told by those who sparked the Russia probe and rushes reportedly interfering in the election again to re elect president trump The New York Times says a senior intelligence official briefed the house Intel committee one week ago the briefing reportedly angered the president who complains that Democrats would use it against them correspondents the foreman with some numbers after last night's democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas she was the one who really went after Michael Bloomberg last night billionaire who calls women fat broads and of course faced lesbians and no I'm not talking about Donald Trump I'm talking about male Bloomberg and those attacks have proven to be profitable for the Elizabeth Warren campaign which says it raised two point eight million dollars yesterday the debate also proved to be a ratings winner drawing nineteen point eight million viewers on NBC and MSNBC making it the most watched democratic debate ever North Carolina is getting ready more than a half a foot of snow is expected to fall between now and tomorrow night governor way Cooper we can expect white out conditions on the coast due to heavy snows and gusty winds and we've just learned that due to high winds New Orleans has cancelled tonight's Mardi Gras parades and Atlanta couple was among the Americans on board the diamond princess cruise ship docked in Japan who were diagnosed with the corona virus running and Clyde Smith son David explains what it's like having as parents so far away with that illness it's horrible I'm doing much better now after being able to talk to my parents everyday the elder Smith's are both eighty hospitalized in Tokyo there've been more than two thousand deaths most of them in mainland China on Wall Street today the.
"elder smith" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Dill Vic missing a hockey star motor sport engineer. Nikki daily the activists elder Smith and the writer and actress Stephanie prize now over now to another question. This one is from Geraldine Mohan Geraldine the last two referenda marriage equality and repeal the eighth amendment demonstrated. The power of direct action grassroots mobilization. How can this mobilization be maintained? And how can it be continued to be effective? That's a really good question. How do you keep the momentum going and NICKY as someone who's been campaigning to promote women in motorsports? What would you say has worked for you? I think just awareness and visibility is a huge thing in in my sports. You know, they've just launched the twenty by twenty campaign, which is a movement here in Ireland to increase the participation the awareness and the media coverage of women's sport by twenty percent by the year, twenty twenty and a huge part of that is bringing role models and the visibility of role models to the younger generation, and especially younger girls, and they have a tagline. That's if they can't see us than they can't be as and I think in my sport and motorsport, it couldn't be more true. Because it's such a small percentage of women that are involved in this. And I think from my own experience younger generations, especially girls. They don't even really know what motorsport is they've never seen a go-cart or they've no real experience of it. Unless they've been kind of brought up within the sport themselves and Stephanie as a writer and actress uses you may help to engage people. It certainly makes you more palatable when I'm creating characters on. When I'm writing it's like when he says like what people see is important, it's crucial. When I was growing up, the president of Ireland was female, and I thought. A role for a woman. It was Mary Robinson those maim athletes. And I thought oh like the president is a woman I could be president. Because what you see is important. And then I was like all it could also be a man for that. That's so inverted in terms of how the narrative goals. And so it's something that we think about constantly when I'm writing when I'm creating which is what people see is important. So I put these two difficult girls with a difficult friendship on screen with can't cowpoke and continuously came up against like, can you make her more likable? No, I can't make more like because she's not like ground because some people just aren't likable, you know, like I want to be able to measure myself against the characters that I'm seeing on screen and always feel like I'm not as good as them. You know, I want people to make dirty decisions of bad choices and be messy, and and be difficult and still feel like they are worthy of of of love and their place in the world. And so in order to make people want to watch that car crash of a lifestyle. Infusing it with humor. I think gets people on site. I find an aggressive approach has never really helped me even though I can kind of naturally go that way. Okay deal. I wanna come to you. Now, I want to hear about your story. So you were born in Italy tissue Lincoln parents and then lived in Sri Lanka Bahrain. And then moved to Ireland. What was your first impression of the emerald isle? I suppose why I was tracked to move into Anna's because as living in Bahrain, I found most of my friends were Irish. And then somehow I saw river dance. And I thought. I think it was Jean Butler. I have massive.