Saturday, April 28, 2012

A tribute to Frank Sinatra by Andre Rieu

Always our hearts are touched when we hear good music and also, good performance! Unfortunately, I am not talent at all with any music instrument - just little bit here, little bit there with piano and electronic keyboard, because I'm practicing and playing in the Temple's waiting room,but as Pres. Elder Boyd K. Packer said, "Good Music, Good Thoughts!"

This an old presentation by Andre Rieu at Radio City Music Hall in New York - Unforgettable! Enjoy it!

2012 General and Young Women Conference Quotes - Set 5

How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life
Como Obter Revelação e Inspiração para a Vida Pessoal
Cómo obtener revelación e inspiración en tu propia vida
As We Close This Conference
Ao Encerrarmos Esta Conferencia
Al concluir esta conferencia
The Merciful Obtain Mercy - Stop It
 (Creative LDS  Quotes design used with permission)
Os Misericordiosos Obterão Misericórdia - Parem Ja
Los misericordiosos obtienen misericordia  - Dejen de Acerlo
Creative LDS Quotes

George Albert Smith, Chapters 9 and 10 - handout

Abran su alma al Señor en oración
Abrir a Alma para o Senhor em Oração
Open Your Soul to the Lord in Prayer
As Escrituras, a Biblioteca Mais Valiosa do Mundo
Las Escrituras son la biblioteca más valiosa del mundo
The Scriptures, the Most Valuable Library in the World

"And they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory"

 The 2012 BYU Women's Conference had as theme: “And they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory" (1 Nephi 14:14)
"This section of the Book of Mormon records Nephi’s vision of our day and time. He saw that the Saints of the Church of the Lamb were located in all parts of the world though their numbers were few. And he also saw that their influence was great because they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God." (from the welcome message by Sister Sandra Rogers, Chair)
The conference, co-sponsored by the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in two days featured speakers covering a variety of topics along with activities such as service projects and instant choir. It was held on April 2012, 26-27.
It was wonderful hear about the new Relief Society Presidency on a more personal basis - experiences, testimonies and love they have of Relief Society.
Relief Society General Presidency
 Carole M. Stephens, President Linda K. Burton and Linda Reeves
 at the BYU Women's Conference at the Marriott Center on the BYU Campus in Provo
(picture from Laura Seitz, Deseret News)
They used their own experiences to testify the veracity in "Daughters in My Kingdom" book.
Some of the subject they talked in an open discussion format:
  • the duties of women in the church, and the vital role they play in the gospel
  • gospel habits — prayer, scripture study, family home evening and temple attendance
  • be strengthened through the atoning power of our Savior, Jesus Christ when we face experiences like unemployment, cancer, drug addiction, miscarriages, infertility, death, twins, divorce, adoptions, disability, financial loss, depression, alcohol addiction and pornography - all types things.
There were women registered and volunteers from almost every U.S. state, along with many from other countries.

The Gordon B. Hinckley  Alumni & Visitor Center building
The closing keynote speakers were Elder Neil L. Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen.
The official transcript from all talks/classes will be available pretty soon and I'll let you know.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Young Women, Manual 1 - Lesson 17, handout

The Purpose of Covenants and Ordinances
Propósito dos Convênios e Ordenanças
El propósito de los convenios y las ordenanzas

Young Women Camp: 100 Years and Counting! (and suggestions to celebrate it)

This year marks 100 years since the first Young Women camp. Read about he history of Young Women camp and ways you can celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Sister Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women general president, writes about the importance of camp and suggests ways you can celebrate the 100th anniversary at your camp this year.
read the article
Download here a special preview of the June 2012 New Era article.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Conference Center Fire: Church Statement

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today regarding a fire Monday evening in the Church Conference Center in Salt Lake City: (read here)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

At Age 19, From Utah to Uganda

The New York Times has published an in-depth piece about Mormon missionaries in Uganda. The article, written by Josh Kron, explains the transformative effect missions have on the young men and women who serve, meticulously follows the active day in the life of missionaries in Uganda and clarifies common misconceptions people have of Mormons.
Read the article, watch little video here

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Liahona, New Era Special Sections Offer Helps for Seminary Teachers, Students

The April 2012 issues of the Liahona and New Era, however, offer additional help—they include special sections on seminary, intended to help strengthen students in their commitment to attend and complete seminary and in their understanding of the blessings associated with attending seminary.
A letter from the Church Seminaries and Institutes of Religion encourages leaders to read the issue and use the articles about seminary “to motivate parents and students in seminary enrollment.”
Audio and/or text versions of the April 2012 Liahona are available at in 41 languages. Find the New Era issue online at Extra copies of the issue are available in 48 languages through the Online Store,  distribution centers, or local priesthood leaders (item number 10484).

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Elder Britten Schenk: A Darn Good Day!

Elder Britten Schenk: A Darn Good Day!: Dear Ladies and Gentleman,     I'm excited to tell you that my super awesome brother had a darn good day!  Today during physical therapy B...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bible Videos - He is Risen

Just in time for Easter, watch and share a new Christ-centered message:

  "He is Risen"

Ponder what the Savior means to all humanity—and to you personally.
And then share the good news.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bible Videos - Jesus is Laid in a Tomb

The Savior's body is taken by Joseph of Arimathea to a garden tomb. Angels appear and remove the stone from the front of the tomb. Mary and other women visit the empty tomb.

2012 BYU Women's Conference - Insert Pages, correct link

For those who were having problems to download the BYU Women's Conference binder covers.
2012 BYU Women's Conference link (here)
The original post with others binders covers -  here

Daughters in My Kingdom - Chapter 6, handout

A Worldwide Circle of Sisterhood
Um Circulo Mundial de Irmandade
Un círculo mundial de hermandad

The New Relief Society General Presidency

 The General Relief Society Presidency:
 Sister Linda K. Burton, center,
 Sister Carole M. Stephens, left,
and Sister Linda S. Reeves, right 

The new Relief Society General Presidency announced at the Saturday afternoon session of the Church's 182and Annual General Conference

Sister Linda K. Burton,
was serving as a member of the Relief Society general board when she received her call to serve as the organization’s president. In her Church callings, she spent three years serving with her husband as he presided over the Korea Seoul West Mission. They returned from Korea in 2010. She also served on the Primary general board and in various callings in the Young Women, Primary and Sunday School and as a seminary teacher.She studied elementary education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and is married to Craig P. Burton. They have six children and 19 grandchildren.

Sister Carole M. Stephens,
was also serving on the Relief Society general board when she accepted the call to serve as first counselor in the general presidency. She has also served as stake Relief Society president, ward Relief Society president, counselor and teacher, ward Young Women president, ward Primary counselor, Primary teacher, Cub Scout leader, Church-service missionary and seminary teacher.She attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah and is currently a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.She is married to Martin R. Stephens. They are the parents of six grown children and 15 grandchildren.

Sister Linda S. Reeves,
was serving as the first counselor in her ward’s Relief Society when she was called to serve in the Relief Society general presidency. Previously she served with her husband when he was president of the California Riverside Mission. She also served as stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, ward young single adult adviser, Sunday School teacher and Primary chorister.She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of arts degree in special education. She is married to Melvyn K. Reeves, and they are the parents of 13 children.