Flecks of Gold

Flecks of Gold

Ofttimes, we are like the young
merchant who, in 1849, as the story goes, was caught
up in the fervor of the California gold rush. He sold all of his possessions
to seek his fortune in the California rivers, which he was
told were filled with gold nuggets so big that one could
hardly carry them. Day after endless day, the young
man dipped his pan into the river and came up empty. His only reward was a growing
pile of rocks. Discouraged and broke,
he was ready to quit. There’s no gold here! Oh, there’s gold all right. You just have to know
where to find it. There’s nothing here. Trust me, I’ve been searching
for days. It’s hardly worth my time. I’m looking for nuggets like
the ones in your pouch, not just tiny flecks. Son, it seems to me you are
so busy looking for large nuggets, you’re missing filling
your pouch with these precious flecks of gold. He was stunned to see that
the pouch was filled with thousands of flecks of gold. The old prospector said, the
patient accumulation of these little flecks has brought
me great wealth. This story illustrates the
spiritual truth that Alma taught his son Helaman. “By small and simple things are
great blessings brought to pass.” Brothers and sisters,
the gospel of Jesus Christ is simple. Like the small flecks of gold
that accumulate over time into a large treasure, our small and
simple acts of kindness and service will accumulate into
a life filled with love for Heavenly Father, devotion to
the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a sense
of peace and joy.


  1. @SugarFreeTargets This channel is here to spread the gospel of Jesus through wonderful little messages like this one, and to bring as all closer to Christ by reminding us that He still calls prophets today just like in the times of the bible 🙂

  2. I really liked it! They have gold panning at the Mormon Battalion museum in San Diego and this reminded me of it. I really liked this video.

  3. I'm so glad that we truly have apostles and prophets guiding us through messages like these, I cringe to think where I would be without the gospel.

  4. @ilikesuzuki Mormons believe in God. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a prophet and apostles that are the mouthpieces of God here on earth. I know that if we listen to their counsel, we will be able to follow God.

  5. I love this video.As Elder Ballard had said our small acts of kindness will accumulate to become bigger and bigger. In every small things, great things shall come to pass.

  6. @DeusUniversa10… From an Apostle of the Lord "The gospel of Jesus Christ is not an obligation, it is a pathway marked by our loving father in heaven, leading to happiness and peace in this life, and glory and inexpressible fulfillment in the life to come. The gospel is a light that penetrates mortality and illuminates the way before us.

  7. @ilikesuzuki These videos provide life learning messages that are provided by the LDS (Mormon) church to learn life long lessons to help us become better people. There are at least a hundred videos that the church has put out that are similar to this video.

  8. @SirGabriel2076 "While many interpret the Bible to make God subjective, the Bible itself says that God only respects those who obey the Golden Rule."

    Well, that's a nice thought, but I bet you wouldn't like it if some powerful group told you that you couldn't marry the person you loved because of some belief they had. It's none of their business, but they stop you anyway. Wouldn't that be terrible?

    How would you feel? That breaks the golden rule, doesn't it?

  9. It was the patient accumulation that brought him wealth. He did not say that he only got wealthy when he got old. When we watch near the ending of this video, we can tell that he is wise and experienced by the way he teaches the younger man. Patience is a great thing to learn.

  10. Searching beyond the mark. Those things of greatest value sometimes take the longest time to aquire or at least fully appreciate, like our experiences

  11. Just haters. Good people recognize good and enjoy it, no matter its presenter, for all good originates from God. But those who serve a different master, whether they know of their service or not, despise any good that they deem comes from the "wrong" source.

  12. Late in life Karl Jung, who was Sigmund Freud's star student, was asked if he believed in "the Here After". The old man, then in his 80s, looked at his young inquisitor and replied; "No, young man, I do not believe in the here after. I KNOW IT!" Perhaps in time, Mr. Stall, you too will come to this knowledge. Until such time be of good heart.

  13. I agree. There are many things that would rule us and we must reject such things. At the same time I need to remind myself not to let me ego rule me!

  14. I love this video. I have a pretty good channel and the only videos i keep up from recently watched are from Mormon Messages.

  15. This is not the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel says that we are all sinners and are in need of Jesus blood to wash sin away. The Bible teaches something different; all my good works are as filthy rags and Eph 2:8-9 says that it is "not by works lest any man should boast". You must accept Jesus ONLY, because He says I am the Way the Truth and the Life and no man comes unto the Father but by Jesus. You cannot add the LDS temple, nor the sacraments nor the Watchtower or anything for salvation.

  16. Do you not know that God always speaks through the voice of his prophets. It is the in quiet and still voice which few in the world will hear let alone listen to. John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

  17. Without Jesus Christ, the ordinances and the temple are of no effect. Inasmuch as Jesus Christ has paid the price of sin, He has laid the way for us, commanding us to be baptized and receive all the ordinances of salvation, administered by His Holy priesthood. So, we can't be saved without Him, and He has told us how to receive that salvation. (Also, the Watchtower has nothing to do with the LDS church. That's the Jehovah's Witnesses.)

  18. Remi, you don't understand. We DO believe that we are all sinners and are in need of Jesus blood to wash sin away.

    Our faith leads to our works. One can't have true faiths without works, or true works without faith. They are two halves to a whole.

    By our Temples and sacrament, we remind ourselves of our faith in Christ. It is not as if we are adding things for salvation except that which Jesus Christ has already said.

    In other words, you misunderstand how we feel about these things! 🙂

  19. Flannel, how could you proclaim this with such absolute certainty?

    Surely, you do not know with any true degree of certainty at all that "God is not real." By it's very nature, you can't!

  20. I've found that the spirit shows me truths this way. A fleck of feeling here and there. Sometimes a grand nugget of overwhelming sensation but for the most part, a small whisper.

  21. This is the hardest part of mining.  Recovery of the very fine gold.  Panning was the way that a lot of folks did it (and still do it).  When I first went into the mining business many moons ago, a good friend of mine (and a former miner) told me, "I will tell you everything you need to know about gold mining in just two words".  "Hard Work"!  He was right.  Theodore Sumrall

  22. I was sad and devastated I had to leave my church after years being a member . I see know GOD my loving father had a plan and destiny I found the restored church and true church  I love you my new found truth and loving church  the church of JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS  THANK YOU FATHER AND JESUS is precious son and savior  I know this church is true and JOSEPH SMITH was a true prophet and that president THOMAS S MONSON IS OUR TRUE PROPHET

  23. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me so much. Peace, joy, but also the ability and the desire to serve and help my family and my fellow man. Jesus is the Christ and he leads all men to righteousness, strength, selfless service and lasting peace and happiness. Thank you Lord Jesus for never giving up on me, or on my family. I will always  remember you and the man you have inspired me to  become.  A man that loves you above all else. 🙂

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