But even worse was the fact that the good and faithful members of the Church were being mocked and scorned by the unbelievers. Alma the Elder was overjoyed when he heard what had happened to his son. She leaves behind a legacy that spans the business, political and philanthropic community. One day while they were out causing problems, an angel of the Lord appeared to them. Loy and her siblings — Gwendolyn Loy Guy and George W. Loy Jr. — were born and raised in Vero Beach. That means he was taught by Abinadi when he was about 25 years old (148 BC, Mosiah 18). "She was my greatest champion.". Together with many other people he prayed that somehow his son would have the desire to change. Alma was worried about these young people. May 26, 2020. Charlie Crist to the Indian River County Hospital District, and was an original member of the Indian River Medical Center board. Is it wrong to have questions or to be unsure about parts of the Church? Alma the Younger and the four sons of King Mosiah fought against the Church. Loy's personality, and the way she had of making those who came in contact with her seem special, endeared her to her friends and the community, friends said. This day has just been full of surprises.”. During this time Alma the Younger did not move. Alma Wahlberg was born Alma McPeck on May 6, 1942. This is the supported by the fact that she has been frequently sick since her character was introduced. In another case, Alma the Younger watched as apostate Nephties threw his recent converts in Ammonihah in a fire to painfully die because they believed in … Moses and Elijah were translated for a purpose. And Mosiah consulted with his priests. “The people who have been stopping by are old friends, new friends, people who have been here a long time and some who just moved here. Her presence at any meeting commanded respect and recognition. In the late 1920s he was joined in USA by Axell Tollof Kvist (a relative of Alma's, born: April 14 1896) from Gruvan, Bjuv. Astute readers of the Book of Mormon may have noticed that “Alma [the Younger] shows an affinity for the words of Abinadi.”1 Nowhere is this affinity more evident than in his counsel to his son Corianton, where research by John L. Hilton III indicates that Alma made at least thirteen allusions or direct quotations to Abinadi’s teachings (see table).2 Now draw what happened to Alma the Younger in verse 11. Alma is famous as the mother of Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg. The very thought of coming into Godâs presence racked Almaâs soul with horror. For two days and two nights they fasted and prayed. At the end of the mission, Alma walks out of an elevator, appearing within a ball of fire. The angel commanded, âAlma, arise and stand forth, for why persecutest thou the church of God?â. (See Mosiah 27:14) Because of the prayers of the people of God, and because of the prayers of Alma’s father’s who prayed with faith that his son might be brought to a knowledge of the truth. 1. Age, Ethnicity. © 2021 www.tcpalm.com. He was a wicked and idolatrous man and caused many problems for the Church. Alma the Younger’s experience with the angel happened sometime between 100 BC to 92 BC according to the chapter heading of Mosiah 27, so it was at most 9 years before Alma the Elder died. As the angel spoke, the earth shook and the angel asked Alma, âNow behold, can ye dispute the power of God? In 2018, she received the Florida “Spirit of Community” award, given to positive role models for women and girls. With their own eyes they had seen an angel of the Lord. A public celebration of Loy's life will be planned in the future, Guy said. Her influence in Indian River County is evident in the buildings, structures and awards that carry her name, including the Alma Lee Loy Bridge on 17th Street and the Alma Lee Loy Indian River County Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Vero Beach. The Book of Mormon says that Alma "was taken up by the Spirit," and that "the scriptures saith the Lord took Moses unto himself; and we suppose that he has also received Alma in the spirit, unto himself" (Alma 45:18, 19). Notes 1. Young Alma got up from his bed and began to speak to the people. She was a founding member of the Vero Beach City Recreation Board; charter member and past president of the Vero Beach Downtown Merchants Association; founding member and past president of the Indian River County United Way; founding member of the Vero Beach Museum of Art; founding co-chairman of the Environmental Learning Center; incorporator of the Education Foundation of Indian River County; and a member of the Indian River Land Trust, including two years as its president. Draw a speaking box coming from Alma the Younger’s mouth and in it write your favorite phrase he said in one of the verses 27:24-31. Loy accumulated state and local honors and recognitions. Mosiah 27:8. And while she and her two cousins, Gwenda Lee Loy and Laura Daily, knew about all Loy had done for the community, they have their own special memories of her. "She was always supporting the right kind of causes.". The father prayed with faith for his son. "Rod came over the estate to take Alma and Historia back right after his wife and children died, this would have brought great shame and disgrace over the Reiss family name. They had heard his voice and had felt the ground tremble when he spoke. More:May Alma Lee Loy's spirit guide Indian River County's future generations | Laurence Reisman. She was involved in all positive causes and activities, and wanted to invest in people to help them realize their potential, he said. Almost everyone has an "Alma Lee story" to share, friends said. Instead of trying to destroy the Church, they traveled throughout the land to correct the wrongs they had done. Alma is first mentioned as an unbeliever, engaged in persecuting and attempting to destroy the church. She operated Alma Lee's children’s clothing store in Vero Beach for 42 years. They knew that only the power of God could cause the earth to shake so violently. Alma was aware of the doctrine that the “same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world” (Alma 34:34), and this doctrine impelled Alma to command his people and us to make sure our earthly spirit, or who we had really become, would qualify us for entrance into the kingdom of God. Because she is African-American, her marriage to Kit was kept secret to avoid social repercussions. 6. “This is just an awesome day,” Loy said after the parade. Born in 1929, Loy dedicated her life to her community, achieving many firsts as a woman. Maria Berglund (neé Nilsson), born on 22 December 1859 in Fleninge, Sweden. 4. The Book of Mormon tells us how the prayers of a father helped a rebellious son return to the ways of the Lord. Go thy way, and seek to destroy the church no more, that their prayers may be answered, even if thou wilt of thyself be cast off.â With these words, the angel departed. Why did God send an angel to speak to Alma the younger and the sons of Mosiah? Dubbed the "Girl with the Giggle in Her Voice", she was the highest paid British female entertainer of her era. Am I wrong in wanting to donate some organs for transplantaion? From an ancient Near Eastern perspective, the voice of the angel This story is found in Mosiah 26â28; Alma 36. The local rumor is that she is his housekeeper, though that is a suspicious luxury for a mere gas station attendant. In spite of Alma the Youngerâs wickedness, his father still loved him. They joined Alma and traveled throughout the land, seeking to destroy the Church. KnoWhy 563; Alma 2:1-5. Alma the Younger’s Conversion is a powerful story in the Book of Mormon that teaches about the joy of redemption, the power of prayer, and the miracle of conversion. He thought, âIf only I could be banished and become extinct both soul and body, that I might not be brought to stand in the presence of my God, to be judged of my deeds.â. Then Alma asked members of the priesthood to fast and pray that the Lord would open the mouth of Alma the Younger so that he might speak, and also that his arms and legs would receive their strength. Her family was at her side at VNA Hospice House, said her niece, Robyn Guy. "She has touched our lives as a friend and servant of our home. It must have been wonderful for his father to hear him say, âI have repented of my sins, and the Lord has forgiven me.â He bore testimony to the people, saying that although he had once rejected Jesus, he now knew that Jesus was the Son of God and the Redeemer of the world. Alma the Younger did not believe the teachings of his father and became a wicked man. The story of Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah is one of the more popular scripture stories in our church. Alma Marie Halliwell (previously Sedgewick and Baldwin) was the majority owner of Jim's Cafe in Rosamund Street and the long-suffering wife of Mike Baldwin from 1992 to 1999.. Alma divorced her first husband Jim Sedgewick in 1982 after he ran off with a florist and got the café as part of the settlement. When she spoke —with her quiet, Southern accent — people listened. Alma the older died in 92-91 BC and was 82 years old (Mosiah 29:45). Strunk Funeral Home is handling arrangements. She was a woman who needed to be surrounded by creative genius, and the young Alma Schindler married Gustav Mahler in 1902 when she was 22, already pregnant with their first child. Dressed in only the finest, she is paraded around more as an accessory than Reynolds’s lover, and everyone around her seems to be waiting for the inevitable moment when Cyril asks her to leave. Then Alma asked members of the priesthood to fast and pray that the Lord would open the mouth of Alma the Younger so that he might speak, and also that his arms and legs would receive their strength. The prophet Alma and King Mosiah were worried about their sons and prayed for them. He could not speak or even move his arms or legs. The day she would have chosen if she could. About 148 BC, the prophet Abinadiwas arrested for preaching repentance and condemning the wickedness of Noah and his people. Alma the Younger and the Sons of Mosiah Repent Purpose. “Our quality of life is enhanced by our parks. His father is the high priest in Zarahemla. Alma the Younger and the four sons of King Mosiah were trying to destroy the Church, and many people followed them. The angel told It is a very powerful story of rebellion, repentance and conversion. Also the Carolyn K. Eggert Award, 2000, Indian River County Cultural Council; Good Government Award, 1972, Vero Beach Jaycees; Woman of the Year, 1961, Business and Women’s Professional Club of Vero Beach, and 1973, Junior Women’s Club; Citizen of the Year, 1979, Fraternal Order of Police; Torch Award, 1976, Vero Beach Civic Association; Safety Crusader Award, 1975, Indian River Safety Council. He longed to see his son happy and faithful in the Church. Alma was also heartsick because his own son, also named Alma, was a leader among the unbelievers and was doing all he could to destroy the Church. In 2009, she was appointed by Gov. Preparation. In 1963, she was the first woman to serve as president of the Vero Beach/Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. In 1964 she was an original member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women and, in 1965, was appointed to the Florida Association of Women’s Safety Leaders. When the angel spoke, his voice sounded like thunder and caused the earth where the young men stood to shake violently. The doctor’s explanation is “hepatitis, possibly”. Young Alma had four friends who were sons of King Mosiah. She loved that, and so did we all.". For Alma the Younger to … He, 19 … He was going through the difficult process of repentance. That Loy's passing came on a Friday was significant, Guy said. For two days and two nights they fasted and prayed. He knew his prayers were being answered and that the Lord was helping his son know the truth. So did other members of the Church. Alma Angela Cohen Cogan (19 May 1932 – 26 October 1966) was an English singer of traditional pop music in the 1950s and early 1960s. Two years ago, she urged the city to support Indian River County’s purchase of the former Dodgertown golf course property. Alma the Younger had fallen away from the teachings of his righteous father, Alma, and had gone about seeking to destroy the Church. 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