Friday, May 29, 2015

Elder L. Tom Perry Thanks Members and Friends as Health Worsens

Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is suffering from terminal cancer, it was reported Friday. The Church announced last month that Elder Perry had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but a spokesman said Friday that the cancer had spread. Elder Perry is 92.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said, “Elder Perry has asked that we share his thanks for the prayers and kindness extended to him by Church members and friends. Despite earlier treatments, cancer has spread aggressively to his lungs and beyond. Elder Perry is at home. He will no longer attend meetings, though he is still receiving visits from members of the Quorum of the Twelve, the First Presidency, and close family. He will begin receiving hospice care in the coming days.”
(new release from Mormon newsroom)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Use Bible Videos app to share your testimony

Contributed By Camille West, Church News

In addition to the website, the interactive Bible Videos app for Android and iOS offers an engaging and interactive way to watch and read key accounts from the New Testament and makes it easy to share one video at a time.
Members of other faiths may not be aware that individually and as a Church, Latter-day Saints love and revere the Bible. Because all content in the Bible videos is based on solely on the Bible, people of many faiths can benefit by experiencing Christ’s ministry and teachings.
As you share Bible videos on social media, consider expressing your love for Bible teachings or your testimony of the Savior.
“The message of the Lord Jesus Christ needs to be shared as widely as possible throughout the world,” said Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Seventy. 
Watch and show videos to study and teach about the Savior
The Valiant classes in Primary are studying the New Testament this year. And with the New Testament being this year’s Gospel Doctrine course of study, the Bible videos provide new and meaningful ways to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Each video is only a few minutes long, which makes it easy to use one or more to illustrate specific events and teachings during lessons or personal study.
“It is our hope that these New Testament videos will help people to visualize what they have only been able to imagine and to more deeply feel the truths of the New Testament as they witness the Savior’s life and not just as they read about it,” Elder Robbins said. “Hopefully, there will be entirely new insights into the Savior’s character that will help viewers feel of His love and inspire them to want to be more like Him.”

Church Announces Open House Dates for Trujillo Peru Temple

The First Presidency has recently announced the open house, cultural celebration, and dedication dates for the Trujillo Peru Temple.
The temple open house will be available to the public beginning Friday, May 8, 2015, and run until Saturday, May 30, 2015. The open house will run every day except Sunday. A cultural celebration will be held for the new temple on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, June 21, 2015 (9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m.), and broadcast to all stakes and districts in Peru. To enable members in Peru to watch the broadcast, Church services will be cancelled the day of the dedication.
The temple was announced December 13, 2008, and ground was broken September 14, 2011. The Trujillo Peru Temple will be the second temple built in Peru and the 147th operating temple in the Church.