Thursday, May 24, 2012

Are your plans to make your own road? Watch some advises by Mr. Scott R. Petersen to BYU Students!

Mr. Scott R. Petersen co-founded Apu Solutions, Inc. in 1999. A community leader, Mr. Petersen serves as the faculty advisor to Brigham Young University's Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) chapter, He has a proven track record of founding and growing successful companies. He joined Vance and the executive team of Best Vinyl in December 2002. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Best Vinyl LLC. He serves as a Director of Apu Solutions, Inc. He serves on several boards assisting foundations committed to helping third world countries and other important causes. He is an avid writer and has recently become a published author. He also volunteers as the adjunct faculty advisor to BYU's CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization) chapter. 

Daily Quote May 24, 2012

"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family"
Finding Joy in the Journey -  President Thomas S. Monson

Friday, May 18, 2012 Widget has announced a new tool for bloggers and website owners to help them easily share the gospel online.

Read more about at Church Product Updates here

Country Websites

The Church has recently created new local versions of called country websites. These new websites contain much of the regular content currently available on the global version, but with additional local information, including messages from the Area Presidency and local news. The Brazil country website was introduced this week, adding to the current list, which includes Canada (English and French), Caribbean Area, Mexico, Africa Southeast Area, South America Northwest Area, Armenia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

"Dear Friends, Look for the symbol, read the stories and "Pass It On"!

The Friend Magazine June 2012

Ooopssss! A Righteous Example Influences Others is Lesson # 21

Lesson 20 - Reach Out to Others
Lesson 21 - A Righteous Example Influences Others

Young Women - Manual 1, Lesson 20 - 2 handouts for your choice

Reach Out to Others
Aproximar-se das Pessoas
Acerquémonos a los demás

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day "Tulip Card" for your VT, from Kaboose

Instruction link

We are in "tulips" season! This tulip card is perfect for the sisters you visit! It is easy - any kid of 5 years old can make one. And better than that: doesn' take to many time to do it!With your special refinement, it will be wonderful and original! click on the link to see the pattern and instructions.

Daily Quote May 11, 2012 - "I am because We Are"

An anthropologist proposed a game to a group of African tribe kids.
 He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he said "go," they all took each others' hands and ran together, then sat and enjoyed the fruits together.
When he asked them why they had run together, as one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said: "Ubuntu.
How can one of us be happy if all the others are sad?"

 UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means:

 "I am because we are"



Friend website new and improved

An example of the new updated Friend magazine "games and activities" web page
In the article published  by  Ryan Morgenegg, Church News staff writer, last Saturday, May 5, 2012, reads:

The Friend magazine website at has been supplying families with young children Church-related content for a few years but recently the site has undergone a significant facelift. "I find the new site to be very user-friendly and a great resource for my children and grandchildren," said Elder Keith R. Edwards of the Seventy. "The Church has developed wonderful material to assist parents in teaching their children and this site puts it at their fingertips."
The updated Friend magazine website is easier to use, contains new content and brings together several resources that will be exciting for children and will help parents and teachers teach them the gospel.
The site is divided into five simple categories for navigation.
1. Scripture stories
2. Videos
3. Games and activities
4. One in a Million
5. I Can Play It!

The videos section of the Friend website features videos that children will enjoy to watch
The site still has all previous content as well as some new features. For example, a new podcast for children called "Bedtime Stories from the Friend" is quite popular. It's a half-hour program that contains stories and music that families can enjoy together.
The addition of 50 American Sign Language videos is also new. The videos feature a Primary-age child who demonstrates the sign language gestures while audio of the song plays in the background. It's a great way for children to learn a new language.
The "I Can Play It" feature is very popular among children and adults. Visitors to the site can download simplified sheet music and accompanying .mp3 files to learn how to play Primary songs. Piano and music teachers can use the materials to teach others how to play Church music.

The new version of the scripture stories website

An example of the new updated Friend magazine "games and activities" web page
Electronic versions of past issues of the Friend magazine dating back to 1971 are also available at the site. Full PDF versions date back to 2001.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Explains Political Neutrality with Animation

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Young Women, Manual 1 - Lesson 19, handout

Personal Records
Registros Pessoais
Los Registros Personales

Love Her Mother

Site em Portugues de "Dever para com Deus"‏

O novo site do programa para rapazes Dever para com Deus foi lançado hoje em português. Através desse novo site, os rapazes podem criar e manter seus planos online. Os jovens precisam de uma conta SUD que pode ser obtida facilmente com a data de nascimento e o número de registro de membro (encontrado na recomendação para o templo ou obtida através do secretário da ala). Basta ir para esse site e registrar (escolha a língua portuguese na parte de baixo do site)
Esse site contém videos e outros materiais que irão ajudar os jovens que falam português a mais facilmente completarem a aproveitarem o programa Dever para com Deus.
Por favor nos ajudem a compartilhar essa boa notícia com todos!
(Fernando Camilo, Manager of Product Awareness - Priesthood Department)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Daily Quote May 8, 2012

"Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers"
DC 112:10.

Mother's Day Shoes!

Template here

Area leadership assignments announced for 2012

The First Presidency has announced changes in the Church's area assignments effective Aug. 1. All members of area presidencies are members of the First or Second Quorums of the Seventy.
Members of the Presidency of the Seventy have responsibilities for the areas in North America.
The First Presidency announced last September that the South America South Area and the Chile Area would be combined into one area — the South America South Area, headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. These changes will also be effective Aug. 1. The Church now has 15 areas outside North America and 10 areas inside North America for a total of 25.

Keep in tune!

Kansas City Missouri Temple dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson

President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Kansas City Missouri Temple on May 6, 2012 - the Church’s 137th operating temple.

Mother's Day - Flash Back Cards and Poem

They were posted in 2011 for Mother's Day 
Set of cards to your Team here
Poem here

Monday, May 7, 2012

Leave your love for Mommys inside the Binder

I thought it was not necessary my colaboration for Mother's Day clipart once we have friendly blogs around, with tons of them. But today I was request to come up with a bookmark just to stuck inside the binder of Relief Society that runs in the RS room.  So, there we go! You'll find two boomarks and one card where you can place your own message. Enjoy it!