Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Temple Stories - Bern Switzerland Temple

The Bern Switzerland Temple was the first temple built where English is not the main language. It was announced on July 1, 1952, and dedicated on September 11, 1955, but prophecies of this international temple were made several years before. In August 1906, President Joseph F. Smith visited Zurich, Switzerland, and predicted that “the time would come when temples to the Most High would be built in various countries of the world.”5 At that time all four temples in operation were in Utah. Another prophecy was made by President Heber J. Grant in 1923: “I have no doubt in my mind that temples of the Lord will be erected in Europe, none whatever.


Elder Ballard Gives Institute Students Time-Tested Advice

Elder M. Russell Ballard offered the sort of time-tested advice that a grandfather might share with a beloved grandson or granddaughter during an evening devotional at the Ogden LDS Institute

“If you stay anchored to the gospel of Jesus Christ, I promise that you will not have any challenge that you can’t deal with.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve

read here some highlights of the devotional August 25, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Borrowed from the Blogs - Thomas the Tank Engine Halloween Costumes, created by Jyl Johnson Pattee

Are you wondering what to do about your kids and their Halloween costumes? Instead of spending tons of money at the store, why not make your own?  These Thomas the Tank Halloween costumes are fun to put together and your kids will love them!

Here's how to make these Thomas the Tank Halloween costumes

Monday, August 25, 2014

Where to find the LDS Church on Facebook, Pinterest and other social sites

By  Deseret News

In a devotional address at Brigham Young University's Education Week on Aug. 19, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to use social media to share gospel messages.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints maintains several social media accounts for a variety of organizations within the church, which church members can look to for inspiration as they increase their own sharing efforts.
"Social Media platforms give (church members) a unique opportunity to flood the earth with positive thoughts, imagery and messages," according to

While not all-inclusive, this list provides links to many of the LDS Church's social media accounts.
A complete list of official accounts can be found on

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Elder Bednar - To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood - BYU Education Week Devotional, Aug 19, 2014

Elder Bednar made an impassioned plea to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world to actively use social media and new technology to “flood the earth” with Gospel-goodness! Watch the devotional and  read  the full transcript here

Social Media and the Gospel of Jesus Christ: To Sweep the Earth as With a Flood

Cancer Couldn't Stop This Marine and His Bride From Walking Down the Aisle

The Military Wedding That Even Cancer Couldn't Stop

Here's all the proof you need that love conquers all. (link)

Friday, August 15, 2014

How to Freeze Eggs

It is all about setting tables for family reunion, missionaries dinner or just for your family!

The everyday table
After a busy day, you need a fast, easy approach, so set out only the items you are going to use: Fork on the left, knife on the right, dinner plate and napkin in the middle, drinking glass to the upper right. If you're not going to need a spoon, why throw your utensilary pearls before swine? Some unwitting diner will inevitably knock it on the floor when grabbing for the last slice of pizza and then you'll have to wash it anyway. And no sporks. Ever.

The casual dinner table
For gatherings that are special but still cozy, this approach starts with the basic everyday setting above and adds a salad or bread plate with butter knife on the upper left, wine goblet next to the water glass on the upper right, and napkin to the side. Note that the knife blade always faces in—toward the diner and away from other guests. This symbolically reassures one's neighbor to the right that one does not secretly wish them harm.

The elegant dinner table
Building on the casual dinner setting, add a charger beneath the dinner plate for instant glamour, then position the dessert spoon and fork horizontally and head-to-tail above. A smaller salad fork is placed to the left of the dinner fork. Rule of thumb: Always begin dining with the outside utensil and work your way in, no matter how many pieces there are. When in doubt, look to your host or hostess with big, pleading puppy eyes and shrug your shoulders.
Setting up a Buffet
This table-setting business is all well and good if you're having a sit-down dinner. But what about a buffet? Is there no handy diagram for that easy-on-the-hostess approach to dinner parties? Glad you asked.
If you still want to keep your dining table for seating, you can set your buffet around a kitchen island or adapt it to a sideboard or kitchen counter.

Relief Society Project Ideas - Scriptures Tote/Case

That idea is from my friend in Brazil, some years ago. 
The idea is to make 10 or (enough number) starting now, to give to some ladies for Christmas, Visiting Teaching Christmas Gift or any other occasion. The most important you will be proud: was made by you!!!!!!! (I'll post the tutorial soon).  Keep the idea in mind!

The influence of missionary work - Florida teen invites dozens of friends to LDS Church, 6 serve full-time missions

Missionaries, after 18-24 months of service, often completely wear out their shoes.

Junior Reyes was the only young man in his church congregation in 2010 until he invited other young men to join him at church. Four years later, six of those men have served full-time missions, while a few others are preparing to leave this year.

Primary 2014 - Seek the Lord Early - Song Video

Primary 2014 Monthly Theme Bookmark - Link fixed

Public Invited to Tour the Phoenix Arizona Temple

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The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, 16 November 2014, in three sessions. In conjunction with the dedication of the temple, there will also be a cultural event featuring music and dance on Saturday, 15 November 2014.

The Phoenix Arizona Temple is in the final stages of construction. Temple open house tickets will be available at 10:00 AM MST on September 29th, 2014. (information here)

Elder Christofferson to Speak at September CES Devotional

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will address young adults—single and married—in a CES devotional broadcast on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the Marriott Center on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
The devotional will be broadcast at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time, and live audio and video broadcasts will be available at 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 devotional, under the “Live Broadcast” tab.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

What is the most common language in the world by number of native speakers?

What is the most common language in the world by number of native speakers?

Mandarin Chinese, with 935 million native speakers, which is 14.1% of the world population. It is followed by Spanish with ~387 million and English with ~365 million.

LDS Church announces Phoenix Temple open house and dedication dates

The LDS Church announced the open house and dedication dates for the Phoenix Arizona Temple Thursday.
The temple will be open to the public from Oct. 10 to Nov. 1, excluding Sundays. Free tickets for the open house will become available on Sept. 29 on
Following the open house, the building will be dedicated on Nov. 16 in three sessions, according