Friday, November 30, 2012


IDENTITY - Do you know who you are - who you really are?  We are more than we can even imagine - and we are connected more than we can imagine!  Our genes are mortal and our genes are spiritual.  Our lives carry forth decisions that were made by those who came before us ... how they ate affects the body that we receive ... how they lived and thought affects our emotions and the life that we get.  What they learned, the intelligence they gained, afffects our ability to learn and our opportunities on earth.

The body we get for our mortal life (even if we are born with no arms and no legs) is perfect for the experience that we need on earth ... and that is orchestrated by a loving Father in Heaven.  So, we live in gratitude for our family, for our body, for what we got, because it is perfect for our needs and for the Plan of Happiness that was made before the earth was created.

IDENTITY - The reason for this Bluth blog, the Bluth reunion, the upcoming Bluth book is identity.  If we and our children know who we are, we will be more able to fulfill our life missions, not weaken, and stay close as an eternal family.  We will see the good in one another and we will have a desire to help one another to return to God and receive His highest blessings, and there will not be a weak link in our family line.


Melchior Ludvig Bluth, Christened in Straslund, Prussia on 18 May 1698 (married to Helena Sophia Wettergren) had a son who was born in Sweden who he also named Melchior Ludvig Bluth (born 18 November 1732).  See letter below:
                                                     Straslund, Prussia
Letter from our great grandfather, August Christian Fredrick Bluth (55 years old), to his brother John Melker Ludvig Bluth, written from Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico on 17 October 1897:

Dear Brother Ludvig,
     I was happy to hear from you and many thanks for the news that we received.  We were glad to hear that you are all getting along as well as you do.  All tha come here say that it is terrible in Utah and all other places, and all that went to Jubli(?) from here said they didn't want o live there again, but were glad they had a home back in mexico to go to again.  Our brother Farr is in Ogden.  He has been there soon a year, and come back here again until he has made enough money to pay for the trip.  He works in Tanner (?) Mill.  Maybe you can travel home and talk with him.
     We all have good health and feel good and we have much to do and we wish you the same, as you know and hope you are all well. 
     You stated our father was born in Lidingon (John Christian Fredrick Bluth).  You must not have understood me.  He was born July 23, 1788 and died in Lidingon, Stockholm, Sweden the 5th of June 1842.  But where he was born, I couldn't find out.  I heard something like you said, but not quite that way.  Rather it was father or grandfather, that I cannot remember.  But I heard it and it was from Sister Fredrika.  His parents were on a voyage and the ship went down.  They bound (tied) him on a plank and he came to land in Sweden, but from his parents he has heard nothing.  The one that found him, found his name marked on his clothing.  He would have been 3 or four years old.
     I shoud have answered your letter a long time ago, but I have been so busy that I have put it off time after time, but hope it won't be any more.
     We have a railroad right in the city.  The train comes in every other day and emigrants come to this placce (Nuevoa Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico) from Oklahoma and people come from just about every place.
     Matilda Ossmen Johnson's man came here 3 weeks ago.  He is working at the sawmill for $56 a month and food.  They are building a Stake Academy and it will soon be ready.  The money is there and two of the Jackson vbrothers are here and work with bricks and it looks like Mexico will be up with other places, but it will take a lot of work. 
     I wonder if you have been sealed to your father and mother, and I hope that I will live and be able to go and be sealed to them next year, if possible.
     Everyone sends their heartiest greetings, but first and last of me, your brother.
                                           ACF Bluth (Alexander Christian Fredrick) Pioneer

Do we "write our names" upon our children, that they may know "from whence they come"?  More importantly, is our name written in their hearts?

In the Book of Mormon (Mormon 7:5,9-10) Moroni, the son of Mormon writes:
"Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers, and repent of all your sins and iniquities, and believe in jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God.... For behold, this is written for the intent that ye may believe ... this also ... ye will know concerning your fathers, and also the marvelous works which were wrought by the power of God among them."

President Boyd K. Packer said, "You are a child of God.  He is the father of your spirit.  Spiritually you are of noble birth, the offspring of the King of Heaven.  Fix that truth in your mind and hold to it.  However many generations in your mortal ancestry, no matter what race or people you represent, the pedigree of your spirit can be written on a single line.  You are a child of God!"

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