Friday, 23 September 2016
- Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Dedicatory Prayer (Church News)
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple on September 18, 2016. Following is the complete text of the dedicatory prayer...
- Brazil 'LDS frontier' a land of great promise (Deseret News - Utah)
Elder Neil L. Andersen was almost 50 years old when he stepped on Brazilian soil for the first time in 2001. He didn’t speak Portuguese and had little first-hand experience with the culture and people.
But over the past 15 years, Brazil has become something of a second home for Elder Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen. The Andersens learned the language and have made countless friends and memories in this South American nation. For several years, he presided over the Brazil South Area. And, after being called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 2009, he has returned to Brazil many times on assignments.
- Sen. Orrin Hatch proposes bill to speed up missionary visa applications (Deseret News - Utah)
Sen. Orrin Hatch introduced a bill Wednesday to speed up the visa application process for international missionary programs.
The Utah Republican proposed to reduce visa processing times by allowing eligible religious organizations to participate in a streamlined blanket petition procedure. Missionaries covered by the blanket petition could get their visas in just a few weeks rather than a few months.
- See Photos of New Star Valley Wyoming Temple (Church News)
Five years have passed since President Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple (October 1, 2011). A year and a half has passed since the ground was broken (April 25, 2015).
This week, the completed temple opens to the public from Friday, September 23, through Saturday, October 8, 2016—with the exception of September 24, September 25, October 1, and October 2.
- BYU Museum of Art Covers Six Centuries in “To Magnify the Lord” Exhibition (Church News)
“My soul doth magnify the Lord” (Luke 1:46).
That simple yet life-defining statement has been reverently uttered by believers of Christ since the dawn of time. And for centuries, those skilled with a paintbrush, a sculpting tool, or perhaps a carving knife have “magnified” their love for the Master and His works through art.
- Latter-day Saints in Nakolo, Tonga, Join the Nakolo Women’s Poultry Project (Church News)
Latter-day Saints in Nakolo, Tonga, recently joined with their neighbors to build a number of chicken coops.
The aim was to increase egg production, provide more nutritious meals for families, and reduce the threat of diabetes.
- Gala concert celebrates 25th Anniversary in Ukraine (LDS Church News)
Guest musicians and vocalists, members and missionaries performed and delighted attendees of the 25th Anniversary Gala Concert commemorating the dedication of Ukraine for the preaching of the gospel. The concert, organized by the Kyiv Ukraine Stake, was held in the famous National Opera Theatre of Kyiv on Sept.17, exactly 25 years to the day when the Church was officially registered in Kyiv.
- Council of Fifty minutes: volume editors comment on Joseph Smith Papers release (Deseret News - Utah)
The Council of Fifty as it was formed and operated in Nauvoo, Ill., in 1844 “wrestled with the meaning of the kingdom of God and anticipated the fulfillment of millennial prophecies,” according to the latest book to be released in the Joseph Smith Papers, publishing in full the council minutes from March 1844 to January 1846.
4 And thus we see, that there was a time granted unto man to repent, yea, a probationary time, a time to repent and serve God.
Understanding the Savior’s freely given atoning love can free us from self-imposed, incorrect, and unrealistic expectations of what perfection is."
"Becoming Perfect in Christ" - Elder Gerrit W. Gong, July 2014