Wednesday, 20 August 2014
- Apostle Calls for Uplifting Social Media Messages to Sweep the Earth (LDS Newsroom)
Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, called for Mormons to use social media to “sweep the earth” with authentic and uplifting messages.
- Share More Gospel Messages on Social Media, Elder Bednar Says (Church News)
During his address at the BYU Education Week devotional on August 19, Elder David A. Bednar urged Church members to flood the earth with gospel messages of truth.
- Watch: Elder David A. Bednar speaks about the LDS Church and social media at Education Week (Deseret News - Utah)
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the devotional speaker for Brigham Young University's Campus Education Week on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11:10 a.m. MDT.
- ‘Meet the Mormons’ film coming to theaters, Web this fall (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
At first, LDS officials thought their newest feature film would best be shown in the Legacy Theater in the church-owned Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City.
After all, that theater has been the venue for previous Mormon-produced movies such as "Legacy" and "Testaments."
But LDS apostle David A. Bednar announced Tuesday that church leaders have decided to unveil their next project, "Meet the Mormons," in selected theaters nationwide as well as on YouTube and other Internet sites.
- LDS Church announces feature-length documentary, 'Meet the Mormons' (Deseret News - Utah)
For the first time in its history, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will release a feature-length documentary commercially on Oct. 10.
The new feature-length film, “Meet the Mormons,” highlights the lives of six Latter-day Saints who live across the globe — in areas spanning from the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, to the rain forests of Costa Rica, to the Salt Lake Valley.
- New Seminary Graduation Requirements Expect More from Youth (Church News)
New requirements for seminary graduation are meant to “elevate learning” and better prepare students for lives of service and discipleship. The changes are being implemented throughout the world beginning this school year with this year’s course of study—Doctrine and Covenants and Church history.
- Experts say openness helps those who doubt beliefs (Digital Universe - Utah)
Emily Nevers was serving a mission in Ukraine and experiencing widespread atheism for the first time in her life. A native of Salt Lake City, Nevers found herself preaching and serving and unexpectedly, doubting.
While on her mission, Nevers developed what she called a “justice complex.” She didn’t understand why the people were “so good and pure and yet were slaughtered by hardship.” At one time, she even questioned the existence of God.
- Bernard Fisher, 1927-2014: Vietnam hero from Valley dies (Idaho Statesman)
Kuna resident Bernard (pronounced ber-nerd) Fisher, who risked his life landing his attack plane to rescue a fellow pilot while North Vietnamese troops shot at him, died Saturday at age 87.
President Lyndon B. Johnson presented Fisher with the Medal of Honor for his heroics in rescuing Maj. Dafford "Jump" Myers on March 10, 1966, in the A Shau Valley along South Vietnam's western border with Laos.
- Great Salt Lake approaches 167 year record low (Washington Post)
Dry winters are taking their toll on the Great Salt Lake, which is just a couple feet away from reaching its record low level, set over 50 years ago.
Utah’s Great Salt Lake, which is the largest salt water lake in the western hemisphere, has been on a gradual decline over the past few years, and is now about two and a half feet away from its record low level of 4,191.35 feet. In 2014 alone, the lake has been losing around half a foot per month since May.
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