Wednesday, 27 July 2016
- Elder Per G. Malm Passes Away (LDS Newsroom)
Elder Per G. Malm, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday morning at his home in Göteborg, Sweden, following a courageous battle with cancer.
- President Uchtdorf Visits Refugees in Athens, Greece (Church News)
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf—himself a former refugee—visited refugee camps in Athens on July 22, reaching out to those forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, and hunger.
“These refugees are our brothers and sisters; all of us are God’s children,” said President Uchtdorf. “The gratitude we saw in the eyes of these refugees for the generosity and kindness of our Church members will never be forgotten. I could deeply feel the bond of love and compassion with these stranded families.
- President Uchtdorf Presents Donation to UN Food Program (LDS Newsroom)
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presented a $3 million donation to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) on behalf of the Church during a recent visit to Rome, Italy. On July 17, President Uchtdorf met with Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the WFP. The donation will be used to provide food to refugees and displaced people in Cameroon, Chad and Syria.
- Elder LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr. addresses 'A Legacy of Faith' during Days of '47 Sunrise Service (LDS Church News)
The Mormon Pioneers — and many of their faithful descendants — have crafted a legacy of faith that continues to inspire and bless lives.
That was the message shared July 25 by Elder LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr., a General Authority Seventy, at the annual Days of '47 Sunrise Service.
- Mormon missionaries save dozens from carbon monoxide (Fox 2 - Michigan)
An apartment building filled with toxic gas from a faulty water heater this weekend and, if not for two women, they may not have. The two women were the only ones in the building with a carbon monoxide detector.
Sister Adams and Sister Rambert of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints, moved to the Cambridge Square apartments in Southfield earlier this year to do missionary work. But they say God used them a different way, when their carbon monoxide detector went off early Sunday morning.
- Tour times of Fort Collins Mormon temple filling fast (Coloradoan)
Time slots to tour the new Mormon temple in Fort Collins before it is dedicated and closed to the public are filling fast.
Tour times on Saturdays and some evenings during the public open house scheduled Aug. 19 to Sept. 10 have been taken, said Mary Peery, chairperson of the temple public affairs committee.
- BYU football: Inside 425-Pound Motekiai Langi's Path to BYU (Sports Illustrated)
If Motekiai Langi's chair were able to emote, it would beg for mercy. It deserves a Congressional Medal of Honor, a Nobel Prize in Physics—anything for holding out over this hour-long lunch as Langi's posterior overflows from three sides of its metal frame. Though this Phoenix-area Red Robin has seen its fair share of overweight American carnivores, he's another classification altogether: the human equivalent of a genetically modified fruit, the sort of man one imagines living at the top of a beanstalk or north of Winterfell.
- Mormonism needs to divorce itself from polygamy — historically and theologically — author advocates (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
It's time for mainstream Mormonism to strip away all vestiges of polygamy — past, present and future — argues a prominent LDS writer and activist.
Remove a defense of polygamy from Mormon scripture, disavow it as ever having been an inspired historical practice, Carol Lynn Pearson proposes in her new book, and discontinue marriage practices dictating it in heaven.
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