Friday, December 2, 2016

First Presidency sends Christmas message to members worldwide

Intellectual Reserve, Inc."Journey of the Magi," by James Tissot.

Like the Wise Men, who sought the Christ child and offered Him gifts, we too should seek Jesus and lay before Him our most precious gifts — a broken heart and a contrite spirit, our love, and our willingness to take upon ourselves His name and walk the path of discipleship.

"As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this Christmas, we think of that sacred time when “The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) came to earth as a newborn babe. Like the Wise Men, who sought the Christ child and offered Him gifts, we too should seek Jesus and lay before Him our most precious gifts — a broken heart and a contrite spirit, our love, and our willingness to take upon ourselves His name and walk the path of discipleship.
“I am the light of the world,” the Savior declared during His mortal ministry, and “he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). We follow Him as we remember Him always, emulate His example, and go about doing good.
At this Christmas season, may our faith be strengthened as we follow Jesus Christ. Truly, He is our Savior and Redeemer, who was “wounded for our transgressions, ... and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). We solemnly testify that He lives and that because of His love and atoning sacrifice, He offers the gift of salvation to all of God’s children.
Thomas S. Monson
Henry B. Eyring
Dieter F. Uchtdorf"

Monday, November 28, 2016

Face to Face Event with Elder and Sister Christofferson (Spanish)

Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Kathy, will answer questions during the Church’s first regional Face to Face event on December 10, 2016. 
The event in Guatemala will be broadcast throughout the region in Spanish and Portuguese only.

The Church’s first Regional Face to Face will feature Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Kathy, on December 10, 2016. The event in Guatemala will be broadcast throughout the region in Spanish and Portuguese only.
 
All youth and their friends, leaders, and parents are invited to participate in the live, interactive Q&A on Saturday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. Guatemala time.

Elder Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks Spanish and translates his own general conference talks into Spanish. “Yo fui misionero de tiempo completo en Argentina (...) A partir de esa experiencia y en muchas otras asignaciones subsiguientes como Autoridad General, gané un profundo respeto y amor por los miembros de habla hispana de nuestra Iglesia,” dijo el élder Christofferson. “Y en particular, por nuestros jóvenes de habla hispana, que son valientes y sensibles al Espíritu; es más, son un gran ejemplo para nosotros. ¡Me encanta participar con ustedes y servir a su lado!”

Youth are invited to prayerfully ponder what questions they might have for Elder and Sister Christofferson and submit them on the event page anytime before or during the event. Then plan to watch on the home page or at caraAcara.lds.org.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Groundbreaking Announced for New Mormon Temple in Canada


Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are welcoming the announcement of the groundbreaking date for the first Mormon temple in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Church leaders announced that the event will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 12:00 noon. The temple site is located at 2 Center Street in Winnipeg.

The ceremony will be directed by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Larry Y. Wilson, of the Seventy and executive director of the Church’s Temple Department. Community, government and interfaith leaders will also be in attendance. Due to limited space, attendance at the event is by invitation, with the general public invited to view the proceedings live from local Church meetinghouses.



January 2017 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults


President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will address single adults worldwide on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
The worldwide devotional for young adults—originating from the Marriott Center on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah—will be transmitted live on the Church satellite system, lds.org, and other media.

2016 First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional DECEMBER 4, 2016


The First Presidency invites Church members and their friends to participate in the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional broadcast on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).
The program, originating from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, will include Christmas messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will provide the music.
The devotional will be rebroadcast over the Church satellite system in more than 50 languages. For specific times and languages, see the broadcast schedule. Video and audio recordings of the devotional—along with text from the messages in English, Spanish, and Portuguese—will also be provided on broadcast.lds.org and in the Gospel Library app within a week. These recordings may be used as part of local unit or family Christmas celebrations and gatherings.