Thursday, April 25, 2013

Missionary correspondence rules changed

The Church recently changed rules regarding correspondence for full-time Church missionaries.
For years, the Church's Missionary Handbook limited email correspondence for young single missionaries to weekly communication with their respective families and mission presidents. But Church spokesman Scott Trotter said this week that missionaries now "can also communicate by email with friends, priesthood leaders and new converts."

While in the mission field, Brother Trotter noted, "missionaries should get permission from the mission president before communicating with converts and others of the opposite gender within the mission."
Other handbook policies regarding missionaries and email remain in place, including:

  • Missionaries should use only, the filtered service established by the Church.
  • Email should be used only on the missionary's preparation day.
  • Email should be accessed on computers in public places, and never in a place where the missionary's companion can't see the computer screen.
  • Missionaries should not use members' computers.
"As your call letter states, you are 'expected to devote all your time and attention to serving the Lord, leaving behind all other personal affairs,' " the Missionary Handbook indicates. "Do not become preoccupied with communicating with family and friends."

(Published: Friday, April 19, 2013)

Friday, April 19, 2013

YW May - Prophets and Revelation, handout and scripture

Los profetas y la revelación - Handout
Los profetas y la revelación - Scripture
Os Profetas e a Revelação - Handout
Os Profetas e a Revelação - Scripture
Prophets and Revelation - Handout
Prophets and Revelation - Scripture

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mother's Day Bookmark and Cards. Old or new, - ideas are always ideas!

Mother's Day
Dia das Mães
Dia de las Madres

If I Could Choose My Mother, poem

Download full poem here

April 2013 General Conference Quote Card - The Home: The School of Life - Elder Enrique R.Falabella


April 2013 General Conference Quote Card - Four Titles - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf


Message to All the World

Message to all the world

Published: Saturday, April 13, 2013

A growing chorus of cynical voices in the world makes light of religion and of age-old standards that long have held together families and societies. The Pew Research Center recently published a study that identified a fast-growing demographic that professes no religious affiliation.
Many of these "nones," as they have come to be known, seem to be confused and searching. They make up one-third of all adults under the age of 30 in the United States — evidence of a generation searching for substantive answers to life's most important questions.
It was against this backdrop that the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints convened April 6 and 7 in Salt Lake City. And it was there that a loving Heavenly Father addressed these people through His anointed leaders.
The message given was clear, and it ought to give the world reason to rejoice. God lives, and He speaks today through His servants. Cynicism has no place in the divine plan. Despite the world's turmoil and uncertainties, hope abounds; there is a pathway to happiness, certainty and joy.
President Thomas S. Monson, a living prophet, spoke comfort to those who are searching. "Throughout the ages, men and women have sought for knowledge and understanding concerning this mortal existence and their place and purpose in it, as well as for the way to peace and happiness. Such a search is undertaken by each of us," he said. "This knowledge and understanding are available to all mankind. They are contained in truths which are eternal."
Then he spoke words that should bring light and joy to all earnest seekers.
"There is no need for you or for me, in this enlightened age when the fulness of the gospel has been restored, to sail uncharted seas or to travel unmarked roads in search of truth. A loving heavenly Father has plotted our course and provided an unfailing guide — even obedience. A knowledge of truth and the answers to our greatest questions come to us as we are obedient to the commandments of God."
General conference is a time of rejoicing for all faithful Latter-day Saints. It is a time when divine communication brings specific instruction from heaven to the world — messages that would headline the front pages of newspapers worldwide if people only understood their importance.
It is a time of testimony-strengthening instruction and comfort to Church members. It is a time of instruction to the world at large, as well. The responsibility lies with Church members to make sure those messages find their intended targets.
There is nothing new in that responsibility. As President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, noted during the conference's priesthood session, a general instruction to Church members in Britain in 1923 said every member should be a missionary in order to combat some bad feelings toward the Church at the time.
President David O, McKay reiterated that instruction in 1959, and it has been re-emphasized in our time. "I pray that wherever we are and whatever duties we have in the priesthood of God we will be united in the cause to bring the gospel to all the world," President Eyring said.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, bore powerful testimony to God's light, which counters the darkness of the world and "is available to all."
"It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound," he said. "It can be a healing balm for the loneliness and sickness of our souls. In the furrows of despair, it can plant the seeds of a brighter hope. It can enlighten the deepest valleys of sorrow. It can illuminate the path before us and lead us through the darkest night into the promise of a new dawn."
Could there be a more resounding message of hope to the "nones" who seem to have lost hope of finding answers to life's meaning? Could there be a more convincing rebuke to those who would cynically belittle religion and its values as they cling to the doctrine of despair?
"The knowledge which we seek, the answers for which we yearn, and the strength which we desire today to meet the challenges of a complex and changing world can be ours when we willingly obey the Lord's commandments," President Monson said.
"We live at a time in the world's history when there are many difficult challenges, but also great opportunities and reasons for rejoicing. There are, of course, those times when we experience disappointments, heartaches and even tragedies in our lives. However, if we will put our trust in the Lord, He will help us through our difficulties, whatever they may be."
It was a conference full of messages worth studying and pondering again and again. And, especially, it was a conference worth sharing with a world in desperate need of direction.

(LDS Church News)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Young Women's Project: To give little love to all who were leaving the Temple

After spent some hours at Sacramento Temple, how sweet was to see some young women waiting outside  with a white basket giving cookies to all who were leaving  the Temple in that wonderful afternoon
I was surprise! My thought was about some $ project for Girls Camp.....I was wrong! It was just to have little free "sweet" love from them.(Sacramento Temple is a "self-service" Temple - does not have cafeteria)

Thanks girls of Tempo Park Ward (that I don't have any idea what Stake belongs to)!
Good idea to share!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 2013 General Conference Quote Card - A Sure Foundation, by Bishop Dean M. Daves


Elder Walker Scheduled to Speak at May CES Devotional

Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy will be the third speaker of the 2013 CES Devotional series on May 5, in a broadcast that will originate from the campus of BYU–Idaho, in Rexburg.
The devotional will be broadcast at 6:00 p.m. mountain time, and live audio and video broadcasts will be available a in English and at in American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Church’s Facebook page will also include live English video of the devotionals, under the “Live Broadcast” tab.

New LDS Young Women General President on Pinterest

Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson, the new Young Women General president, has presence on Pinterest with 45 boards, 2,340 pins and 531 followers. Topics of her boards include "Temples," Church and Family" and "Interesting Women." The description at the top of her Pinterest profile page cites the13h Article of Faith:: "'If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.' And may I add just downright cute to the list?"
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media sites, and it is particularly popular among women

It was announced new LDS Young Women general presidency

Bonnie Lee Green Oscarson was called to be the new president of the Young Women general presidency, with Carol Louise Foley McConkie as her first counselor and Evelyn Neill Foote Marriott as second counselor.

April 2013 General Conference Quote Card - The Words We Speak - by Rosemary M Wixon