- President Thomas S. Monson: Gratitude for birthday greetings (LDS Church News)
The Church News has been asked to express gratitude on behalf of President Thomas S. Monson for the many cards, letters and other greetings sent to him on his 88th birthday, which was Aug. 21.
- Angel Moroni Lifted to the Top of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple (LDS Newsroom)
Standing atop most temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the angel Moroni, an ancient prophet in the Book of Mormon. The statue is not a figure of worship, but rather symbolizes his role in the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Facts about the Indianapolis Indiana Temple (LDS Church News)
Location: 11565 Temple Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
Plans Announced: Oct. 2, 2010
Groundbreaking: Sept. 29, 2012
Public Open House: July 17 through Aug. 8, excluding Sundays
Cultural Celebration: Saturday, Aug. 22, at the IUPUI Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium
Dedication: President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the temple on Sunday, Aug. 23, in three sessions
- LDS church, Boys Scouts remain tight (Idaho State Journal)
Scout leaders in Southeast Idaho are pleased the close relationship between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Boy Scouts of America will continue.
LDS Church leadership had expressed its displeasure with a July decision by BSA to no longer ban openly gay leaders from Scout troops, but the First Presidency of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a press release Wednesday stating the church will stick with the scouting organization.
- BYU Education Week: 'Hope an anchor of the soul' (LDS Church News)
Students of all ages filled classrooms around the Brigham Young University campus for the annual Campus Education Week held Aug. 17-21. Each year, thousands of participants from around the world gather to hear a variety of topics available in the hundreds of class sessions throughout the week. This year’s theme came from Hebrews 6:18-19, where it reads, “Lay hold upon the hope set before us: which hope we have as an anchor of the soul.”
- Joseph Smith Papers: Insights from the Printer's Manuscript (LDS Church News)
In the wake of the Aug. 4 release of the latest Joseph Smith Papers volume — the one containing photo images and a printed transcription of the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon — the two volume editors spoke Aug. 20, giving insights about the manuscript and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
- Learn Best Teaching Practices from “Gifted Teachers” (Church News)
Members of the Sunday School general presidency have the opportunity to visit various wards and observe the teaching that takes place. After my visits, I often walk away with a feeling of gratitude in my heart for the excellent teachers I have witnessed as they blessed the lives of their learners.
- Young Men leader offers shepherding counsel in Japan (LDS Church News)
“You can walk into any building in the Church and you feel at home,” commented Brother Stephen W. Owen, Young Men general president, after his recent visit to Japan with his wife, Jane. “We found pockets of home,” he said.
- Helping people deal with criticisms against the Church (LDS Church News)
In helping Latter-day Saints young and old to deal with criticisms against the Church and the doubts they might cause, there is no substitute for the guidance of the Holy Ghost, Ed J. Pinegar declared at the annual FairMormon Conference on Aug. 6.
- How serving an LDS mission prepared me for motherhood (Deseret News - Utah)
I have always admired the two young men who knocked on my family’s door when I was 5. They taught us about the faith I have grown to love, and I made a goal at an early age I would be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was older. And in 2010, I became just that.
- Trib Talk: Mormon singles in a family-centric church (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Fewer Mormon men means more single LDS women, yet marriage and children remain core to the faith's sermons and culture.
On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., LDS members Ardis E. Parshall, Laura Durham and Chelsea Sue join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about how contemporary Mormonism addresses the needs of its single adults.
- Irvine teens re-enact pioneering religious trek (Orange County Register - California)
More than 100 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently made a three-day pioneer trek through the hills of Beaumont to replicate their ancestors’ Utah journey.