Wednesday, 23 April 2014
- Church “Because of Him” Easter Message Reaches Millions (LDS Newsroom Blog)
A weeklong social media effort by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share the Easter story and to give hope through Jesus Christ received worldwide attention.
- Pres. Uchtdorf visits Provo MTC, delivers an Easter message (LDS Church News)
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – the most remarkable event in the history of the world — created a way for all people to receive eternal life. Also, it transformed a band of frightened, worried disciples into a dynamic group of fearless missionaries who changed the world.
- Florida Governor Visits Fort Lauderdale Temple (LDS Newsroom)
Florida Governor Rick Scott toured the new Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with members of Florida’s congressional delegation, American Jewish Committee leaders in south Florida and local religious leaders.
- Volunteers Make Mesa Easter Pageant Possible (Church News)
Presenting the annual outdoor Mesa Easter Pageant, titled Jesus the Christ, could not happen without the hundreds of volunteers—on and off the stage—that make it all possible.
Each one has personal, testimony-building experiences in helping to present the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus Christ through music, dance, and drama on a massive stage on the north lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple. For many, that motivates them to return year after year.
- No. 1 on two charts, 'He is Risen' latest hit from Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Deseret News - Utah)
"He is Risen," the latest album by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square, moved to the top of two Billboard Top 100 charts this week.
Released on April 1, "He is Risen" jumped from fourth to first on the Classical Albums chart. It passed Il Divo's "A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs From The World's Favourite Musicals," "Rumi Symphony Project: Untold," by Hafez Nazeri and "Lent at Ephesus," by Benedictines Of Mary, Queen Of Apostles.
- Added Links Help You Get More out of Sunday School (Church News)
Preparing for Sunday School just got easier thanks to an enhanced version of the Old Testament Class Member Study Guide. The Church released the new study guide to help members better prepare for and understand class material, as well as enhance their personal and family study of the gospel.
- Mormon group buys 143 acres in Hillsborough County (Tampa Bay Business Journal - Florida)
Farmland Reserve Inc., a non-profit group affiliated with the Mormon Church, bought 143 acres of state-owned land in Hillsborough County.
The land includes two non-contiguous parcels between U.S. 41 and Interstate 75, south of the Little Manatee River, the Tampa Tribune said. The sale for $803,000 was approved by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet.
- Mormon Helping Hands Day Of Service To Support Santa Clarita Schools (KHTS Radio - California)
More than 80,000 volunteers are expected to extend a helping hand to support West Coast communities on Saturday.
Officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are participating in service projects to clean up, paint and landscape 10 schools sites under the direction of the Saugus Union School District, as part of the Mormon Helping Hands Day of Service.
- A pioneer life, today (San Antonio Express-News - Texas)
Sean Smith, 17, packed a few changes of clothing, a flashlight, multi-tool and water bottle in a backpack and prepared to experience life as a pioneer.
He left his cell phone and laptop at home. They wouldn't be needed where he was going.
Sean is a youth member of the San Antonio West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his mother joined more than 220 members for the church's three-day Pioneer Trek at McGimsey Scout Park.
- Book Review: 'American Crucifixion' by Alex Beam (Wall Street Journal - New York)
Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism and that religion's chief prophet until his death in 1844, was many things: tireless, intelligent, personally magnetic. But humble he was not. "I am above the kingdoms of the world," he said. "I have no laws." When a visitor to Nauvoo, the Illinois city that Smith founded and ruled, asked if it wasn't dangerous to place municipal power almost exclusively in the hands of one man, he replied: "In your hands, or that of any other person, so much power would, no doubt, be dangerous. I am the only man in the world it would be safe to trust with it."
- S.L. father-son team gets U-Turned, comes in 4th during 8th leg of 'The Amazing Race' (Deseret News - Utah)
Salt Lake father-son team Dave and Connor O’Leary were targeted by one team but helped two other teams, including one they U-Turned, in the eighth leg of “The Amazing Race: All Stars,” which took teams to the Italian countryside during Sunday’s episode.
- Start spreading the news: A 2nd Mormon musical hits New York (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Will another show about wacky Latter-day Saints attract the same size New York audiences as the Tony-award winning "Book of Mormon" musical?
Not likely, but creators of "Missionary in Manhattan: A Mormon Musical" seem to be having fun.
38 What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.
My brothers and sisters, we are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us."
President Thomas S. Monson