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Friday, December 16, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
"Let us make Christmas real. It isn’t just tinsel and ribbon, unless we have made it so in our lives. Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. It is peace because we have found peace in the Savior’s teachings. It is the time we realize most deeply that the more love is expended, the more there is of it for others."
Friday, December 2, 2016
"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.
Monday, November 28, 2016
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!”
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.
The Church has announced it will soon begin production of a video library of scenes from the Book of Mormon, similar to the New Testament project The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos (biblevideos.lds.org) that was just completed (see related story).
Starting in 2017, the will be printed on thicker, textured paper that’s perfect for coloring and paper-and-pencil activities.
It’s time to break out the crayons! In 2017, new paper and new features are coming to the Friend.
Here are five new things to look for in next year’s magazine.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently launched a new website, Mormon and Gay, which provides resources for Church members who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual and their ward and family members.
Take a look!
"We know we should respect other people's agency and love them despite any differences we may have. But this cute, animated video shows us why, if we truly love them, we should explain to them our reasons for living the way we do and
help them understand the purpose of God's commandments."
help them understand the purpose of God's commandments."
(LDS Living Staff)
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Mormon youth are being encouraged to submit their questions for the upcoming Face to Face broadcast hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. The guests for the live event are all 10 cast members of BYUtv’s comedy show “Studio C.” The performers, who are all members of the Church, include Whitney Call, Mallory Everton, Jason Gray, Matt Meese, Adam Berg, Stacey Harkey, Natalie Madsen, Stephen Meek, James Perry and Jeremy Warner.
Read full article (Mormon Newsroom) here
“If we would advance in holiness—increase in favor with God—nothing can take ... to give prayer—daily prayer—secret prayer—a foremost place in your lives. ... We need to get onto our knees in prayer and gratitude. .... And so I pray and calmly wait.
President Ezra Taft Benson
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
All teachers and leaders who supervise teaching are invited to participate in a worldwide auxiliary training broadcast on Teaching in the Savior’s Way on November 5, 2016.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and members of the Auxiliary General Presidencies will provide training and answer questions about teaching in the Savior’s way, teacher council meetings, and new teacher orientation, which were recently introduced as part of an ongoing effort to “help members build faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ through improved gospel teaching and learning” (see May 2 official Church notice).
Members also may participate in the broadcast from their homes. Stakes and wards may also plan to view it in a meetinghouse. Those who cannot participate in the live broadcast can view it on LDS.org any time after the event begins. Some wards may choose to show a recording of the broadcast in a meeting of teachers and leaders at a later date. Stream or download the broadcast later at lds.org/broadcasts/training.