Friday, August 31, 2012
|The Importance of Truth in Living a Virtuous Life|
Importância da Verdade Quando se Vive Virtuosamente
La importancia de la verdad para llevar una vida virtuosa
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
At 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time on September 9, 2012, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will address young adults ages 18 to 30, married and single, in a CES devotional broadcast originating from St. George, Utah.
A notice dated August 21, 2012, will announce the 2013 Mutual Theme, “Stand Ye in Holy Places.” “Stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord” (Doctrine and Covenants 87:8).
Leaders are encouraged to use the theme as a focus of “special cultural events and other dance, music, and drama activities.” Leaders may also introduce the theme with a new DVD, Strength of Youth Media 2013: Stand Ye in Holy Places, which will be sent to units in December 2012. Additional resource material in support of the theme will be available in the New Era and Liahona magazines and on LDS.org at the beginning of 2013.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
|Source: LDS Living|
The Church has changed the design for tithing slips, including fewer item lines. The new slips will soon reach every congregation.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has approved and adopted new tithing slips for worldwide distribution to Church membership.
This change, which actually began in the early months of 2012, is now seeing more widespread effect as wards and branches restock tithing slips.
On the new slips, members will no longer find an address line; the new line asks for membership record number, which is not required for non-member donations or if one is donating in his or her home unit. Additionally, several lines of the old slip have been eliminated, specifically, lines designating funds for Book of Mormon, Temple Construction and Perpetual Education. Church members may still designate funds previously specified on the tithing slip (as well as various other Church funds) by writing them in the “other” field.
Finally, a change has been made to the language at the bottom of the slip, explaining how funds will be used. The previous explanation said, “All donations to the Church’s missionary fund become the property of the Church to be used at the Church’s sole discretion in its missionary program.”
The new explanation takes a more general approach to donated funds: “Though reasonable efforts will be made globally to use donations as designated, all donations become the Church’s property and will be used at the Church’s sole discretion to further the Church’s overall mission.”Scott Trotter, spokesman for the Church, said of the changes, “We feel a sacred obligation to make sure that tithing and other donations made to the Church are used prudently and wisely. The new language on the donation slips simply gives some flexibility to meet the changing needs of a growing, global faith as circumstances require.”
These new slips are similar to slips that were previously distributed outside of North America.
This article is edited from an earlier version to clarify the use of membership record numbers.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The general Relief Society meeting will be held in the Conference Center auditorium on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. mountain time and will be broadcast to many areas of the world.
Relief Society sisters worldwide are invited to view the satellite broadcast of the general Relief Society meeting. All sisters 18 years of age and older are encouraged to gather together in meetinghouses to view the broadcast.
By Heather Whittle Wrigley, Church News and Events
Victoria Bol Cucul sits in a building in Senahú, Guatemala, her eyes reverently focused on the choir at the front as she listens to the official LDS version of “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” in her native language of Kekchi (pronounced kek-chee) for the first time ever. (full story.....)
Los pensamientos puros
Download a short video clip of President Packer’s “Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts.”
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
| Elder Britten Schenk was severely injured in March when he was hit by a bus while serving a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Less than five months after his accident, he is talking and walking|
by Carole Mikita, Deseret News
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Shannon, of The Red Headed Hostess blog, had posted this talk by Sister Patricia Holland (Elder Holland’s wife) and it is fantastic!
All of us need learn and understand the divine principles mentioned in the talk. Enjoy it and share with your sisters, family and friends!
|Read full talk here|
If you would like to take a look until you get your own, the copy of 2013 Outline for Sharing Time is here