Friday, 29 August 2014
- Mormonism Online: In Your Own Words (LDS Newsroom Blog)
The Meridian Idaho Temple groundbreaking was held Saturday, 23 August 2014. Hundreds of people attended the groundbreaking in person, and the proceedings were broadcast by satellite to Latter-day Saint chapels in the area.
- Faith Lecture Honors Alexander Schreiner's Legacy of Music (Church News)
When iconic Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Alexander Schreiner played his final broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on December 4, 1977, his heart was full. He expressed his feelings in writing: “My blessings have been many: The huge dome of the Tabernacle above me, the gorgeous organ kept in perfect condition, the nearly 400 singers and staff which have poured love on me through the years have been marvelous, to say the least.”
- Elder David E. Sorensen, former executive director of LDS temple department, dies at 81 (Deseret News - Utah)
Elder David E. Sorensen, who served as the executive director of the LDS Church's temple department during a period of remarkable temple building, died Thursday in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Elder Sorensen was 81.
- 'True compassion': Members of the LDS Developmental Center Ward serve those who serve them (Deseret News - Utah)
The LDS meetinghouse across the street from the Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple looks like any other. Inside on Sunday mornings, Aaronic Priesthood holders, dressed in white shirts and ties, pass the sacrament to the congregation. After sacrament meeting concludes, teachers check out materials from the meetinghouse library for classes that follow.
- Mormon woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.
Inside cotton sacks, burlap bags and blankets buried in the ground are the remains dating back to the 1930s of stillborn babies, tuberculosis patients, and sick and malnourished Native Americans from Winslow and the nearby Navajo and Hopi reservations.
- Why we care about the LDS Ogden temple rededication (Signpost - Utah)
August 1 marked the first day of Ogden’s LDS temple open house. Since then, thousands of people have flooded in from all across the country for a chance to see the inside of the building.
- ‘Book of Mormon’ disappointing (Spokesman-Review - Washington)
I went to “The Book of Mormon” based in part on the review in The Spokesmen-Review. Having seen and heard it, I think the reviewer missed a couple of items.
I go to musicals and sometimes participate in them to fully absorb the music and the message. Easy to do in the past, with “Les Miserables” or “The Sound of Music” or even “Jersey Boys.” Not so with “The Book of Mormon.” I know I have lived too long when I can’t find a reason to jump up and clap and laugh out loud when the sacred name is blasphemed, when obscenities are screamed out to 1,000-decibel music that leaves not a tune worth whistling. They ridiculed Mormon beliefs and the young elders spreading the word.
I am not a Mormon, but know many. They are good people who help each other, believe in community and live it. From what I can tell, they personify what I wish this country could be, and once was. Those in attendance seemed more willing to shout down Mormons and all other religions.
We all could use something to believe in, something that might give us pause before we scoff at what others hold dear.
- Watch: Mormon missionaries save baby ducks (Deseret News - Utah)
In a video posted in October 2010, two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are shown helping several young ducklings escape from a storm drain in New Zealand.
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