Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012 Relief Society Auxiliary Leadership Training

This training is designed to help leaders learn their duties and to introduce resource materials that can be used for priesthood and auxiliary leadership training.

You will find some answers of your calling. Take a look!

Relief Society Training Outline (PDF) - EnglishEspañol
My copy are here - English and Spanish

watch the webcast here

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Beginning in April, Visiting Teaching Messages will focus on ministering as the Savior did.

While Visiting Teaching Messages have always focused on the teachings of the Savior Jesus Christ, beginning in April they will begin to teach about ministering as He would. April’s message, “Love, Watch Over, and Strengthen,” is the first such message to teach these principles.
Visiting teaching can help all sisters follow a higher path of discipleship, said the Relief Society general presidency. They hope that visiting teachers will discuss these responsibilities with sisters they watch over or teach principles that will help sisters increase their faith, strengthen families, and give service.
Several resources have been provided to help familiarize Relief Society leaders and sisters with the current guidelines for visiting teaching.

Read the updated Visiting Teaching Training on Serving in the Church

Elder Harold G. Hillam dies at age 77

Elder Harold G. Hillam in March 1999 at
 the Church History Museum
(picture credit to Deseret News archive)
Elder Harold G. Hillam, an emeritus General Authority and a former member of the Presidency of the Seventy, died March 27, 2012, at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 77.

President Ezra Taft Benson called Elder Hillam to the Second Quorum of the Seventy on March 31, 1990. He was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy a year later and also served in the Presidency of the Seventy from Aug. 15, 1995, to Aug. 15, 2000.
A short time after being named emeritus General Authority on Oct. 1, 2005, he was called to be the president of the Boise Idaho Temple. Sister Hillam was once again his companion, serving as the temple matron. He would preside at the temple for three years.
Throughout their marriage, the Hillams demonstrated their commitment to serving the Lord and members of the Church across the globe.
“There is never a compromise with the gospel and gospel principles,” Elder Hillam declared in 1990. “Whatever the Lord asks, we will do.”
Funeral services are pending.


Arise to the Mountain

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Daily Quotes March 28, 2012

That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do—not that the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do has increased.”
("A Man Without Excuses -  Emerson, quoted by Pres Heber J. Grant)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

..." we can accept the Lord's Ill , but we will keep praying for miracles."...

Elder Britten Schenk, a  missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hit by a bus while serving in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(São Paulo East Mission - mission  that covers  the area where my house/Stake are in São Paulo).
I have been received  many information from latter-day friends and outside Church as well, sharing their love  for the family and appreciation to the Church's care in this matter.
Elder Schenk's family started a blog and has been updating Elder Schenk's status, their parent's travels during their ordeal. and to update friends and relatives.
We all know that  Heavenly Father has a Plan for us.
As Elder Schenk's mom said: "..." we can accept the Lord'Is Ill , but we will keep praying for miracles..." we are adding our prayers to hers and her family!
The Brazil Missionary Training Center
(Photos courtesy of Provo MTC)
 For more information,  visit

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Daily Quote March 18, 2012

A place prepared for you

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will  come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."
John 14:3

Friday, March 16, 2012

Daily Quote March 16, 2012

"How can we make the most of Temple attendance?... Set specific goals, considering your circumstances, of when you can and will participate in temple ordinances. Then do not allow anything to interfere with that plan. This pattern will guarantee that those who live in the shadow of a temple will be as blessed as are those who plan far ahead and make a long trip to the temple"
Elder Richard G. Scott

Members Invited to Participate in April 2012 General Conference

Members and others around the world are invited to participate in the 182nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to be held on March 31 and April 1, 2012.
Members can participate by attending or watching general conference. In addition, this conference, Church leaders are encouraging new ways of participating through the newly created “Invite Others” section of
Members can use the resources under “Invite Others”—social media channels, ready-made widgets, and artful banners—to encourage friends and family to be involved in conference, as well.
A short, shareable video on the page explains what general conference and prophets are and how individuals can watch or listen online or at local meetinghouses. 
The four general sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. mountain daylight time. The priesthood session will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sister Julie B. Beck - Continuing the Legacy - at LDSLiving

LDS Living  (Jamie Lawson) Interview with General Relief Society President Julie B. Beck
"Sister Julie B. Beck serves in a calling that few others can fully comprehend. In a recent interview, she shared what it’s like to work with Church leadership, what she wishes women in the Church better understood, and her inspiring testimony of faith." 
(click link above to read complete interview)

Notice to Registered Users of

Recently, the First Presidency of the Church reiterated the policies, first stated in 1995, concerning the submitting of names for proxy temple ordinances. As a user of the system ( where temple ordinances are cleared and submitted, you should follow these important policies. 

Young Church Service Missionaries: Elder Wyatt

Feasting Upon the Elder L. Tom Perry's Words

In a week-long series of meetings in California, Elder L. Tom Perry met each day with the missionaries for a few hours and then with the Priesthood leadership of multiple stakes. As an Apostle’s witness of the Savior, in his conclusion testimony in one of the meetings, he said: "The Savior directs this church from above.....There is only one man who receives revelation for all...“This is how he continues to reach out to each of us. There is an order and a system in place. Twelve are given the keys but only one may use them at a time. In the church there is order and uniformity. This provides absolute certain direction that comes from the Lord. I know without any doubt God lives and that the Savior directs this church.” 

Monday, March 12, 2012

A missionary blessing after 45 years — via Facebook

I never expected Facebook to bless my life, but it did. In June of 2010, I received a Facebook message from someone with a familiar last name, Baldi.
This was the text of the message: (read  article here)

Daily Quote March 12, 2012

Giving Our Lives in Service
"There are lessons to be taught; there are kind deeds to be done;
 there are souls to be saved." - President Thomas S. Monson