Friday, May 29, 2015

Elder L. Tom Perry Thanks Members and Friends as Health Worsens

Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is suffering from terminal cancer, it was reported Friday. The Church announced last month that Elder Perry had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but a spokesman said Friday that the cancer had spread. Elder Perry is 92.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said, “Elder Perry has asked that we share his thanks for the prayers and kindness extended to him by Church members and friends. Despite earlier treatments, cancer has spread aggressively to his lungs and beyond. Elder Perry is at home. He will no longer attend meetings, though he is still receiving visits from members of the Quorum of the Twelve, the First Presidency, and close family. He will begin receiving hospice care in the coming days.”
(new release from Mormon newsroom)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Use Bible Videos app to share your testimony

Contributed By Camille West, Church News

In addition to the website, the interactive Bible Videos app for Android and iOS offers an engaging and interactive way to watch and read key accounts from the New Testament and makes it easy to share one video at a time.
Members of other faiths may not be aware that individually and as a Church, Latter-day Saints love and revere the Bible. Because all content in the Bible videos is based on solely on the Bible, people of many faiths can benefit by experiencing Christ’s ministry and teachings.
As you share Bible videos on social media, consider expressing your love for Bible teachings or your testimony of the Savior.
“The message of the Lord Jesus Christ needs to be shared as widely as possible throughout the world,” said Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Seventy. 
Watch and show videos to study and teach about the Savior
The Valiant classes in Primary are studying the New Testament this year. And with the New Testament being this year’s Gospel Doctrine course of study, the Bible videos provide new and meaningful ways to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Each video is only a few minutes long, which makes it easy to use one or more to illustrate specific events and teachings during lessons or personal study.
“It is our hope that these New Testament videos will help people to visualize what they have only been able to imagine and to more deeply feel the truths of the New Testament as they witness the Savior’s life and not just as they read about it,” Elder Robbins said. “Hopefully, there will be entirely new insights into the Savior’s character that will help viewers feel of His love and inspire them to want to be more like Him.”

Church Announces Open House Dates for Trujillo Peru Temple

The First Presidency has recently announced the open house, cultural celebration, and dedication dates for the Trujillo Peru Temple.
The temple open house will be available to the public beginning Friday, May 8, 2015, and run until Saturday, May 30, 2015. The open house will run every day except Sunday. A cultural celebration will be held for the new temple on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, June 21, 2015 (9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m.), and broadcast to all stakes and districts in Peru. To enable members in Peru to watch the broadcast, Church services will be cancelled the day of the dedication.
The temple was announced December 13, 2008, and ground was broken September 14, 2011. The Trujillo Peru Temple will be the second temple built in Peru and the 147th operating temple in the Church. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Elder Christofferson Visits Family of Missing Returned Missionary

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, visited the family of Jennifer Cadillo, a returned missionary who went missing and was found dead several weeks ago.
Jennifer Cadillo had recently returned from serving a mission in Brazil when she was reported missing on February 23, 2015. Cadillo was last seen leaving the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires where she was completing the paperwork necessary to return back to Brazil to be a teacher in the missionary training center in Sao Paulo.
President Christofferson, who was in Argentina for the dedication of the Cordoba Argentina Temple, made it a priority to visit the Cadillo family. The mother of Jennifer, Luz Cadillo, expressed her gratitude,
"My home has been blessed by the presence of Elder Christofferson, a direct representative of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Luz Cadillo also received a personal letter from President Thomas S. Monson in which he expressed the sadness which he felt when he heard of the incident. “I have put Jennifer’s name on the special prayer list of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles,” Monson wrote. “We remember her and keep your family in our prayers.”

Friday, May 8, 2015

Elder and Sister Bednar invite youths to prepare to ask questions for upcoming live stream (+video)

Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife Sister Susan Bednar recently invited youths through a Mormon Newsroom video to prepare to ask inspired questions in the couple's upcoming live-stream event.

The LDS Church's third Face to Face event will take place May 12, at 6 p.m. MST. The event will feature Elder and Sister Bednar, and they will answer questions that are sent in from youths around the world.
"Every question that we'll attempt to respond to will belong to every young person participating all over the world,” Elder Bednar said in the video. "We're not going to have a particular theme; we simply hope to be responsive to your questions."
Youths may watch the event on the Church’s Youth Activities website, the Mormon Channel YouTube siteand the LDS Youth Facebook pageaccording to the Mormon Newsroom.
By Deseret News