Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy Pioneer's Day Celebration!

Let others know about sacrifice, perseverance, and unflinching faith.Share your testimony of the pioneers and their faith in Jesus Christ.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Returned missionary maintains personal modesty standards during Ms. United States competition

Bekah Pence, left, competes as Ms. Virginia United States, and Afton Liddell competes as Ms. Idaho United States in the Ms. United States pageant on July 3. (Provided by Afton Liddell)

Sticking to her personal modesty standards is not something new for Bekah Pence. Earlier this year, the 29-year-old returned missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints searched tirelessly for appropriate formal wear as she competed for and eventually won the title of Ms. Virginia United States.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Elder Russell M. Nelson called as new president of Quorum of Twelve Apostles

SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Russell M. Nelson was set apart Wednesday by LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson to the calling of president of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, the church announced on

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Church Announces New Resource for Returning Missionaries

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new resource for missionaries: My Plan, an online course designed to help missionaries develop post-mission goals.
The resource was announced in the July 2015 issue of the Ensign magazine and on Beginning in August 2015, LDS missionaries can participate in the online course, which includes eight learning experiences that are designed to be completed before, during and after missionary service.
According to, the course is "designed to strengthen returning full-time missionaries" and involves creating post-mission plans to be discussed with the mission president.

ready full article here

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

60-plus secret menu items at 23 restaurants in Utah

All times in Utah, we are booked in Salt Lake City downtown and eat around; it is good to know others varieties along! Interesting article. Take a look!

By Deseret News - read here

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, Chapter 15: The Sacred Callings of Fathers and Mothers, handout

Church Announces Open House Dates for Indianapolis Indiana Temple

The First Presidency has recently announced the open house and dedication dates for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple.
The temple open house will be available to the public for tours beginning Friday, July 17, 2015, and will run until Saturday, August 8, 2015. The open house will be closed Sundays. A cultural celebration will be held Saturday, August 22.

Broadway’s Cinderella Headlines Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day Concert

Laura Osnes, star of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, is headlining for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for two gala performances on Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18 in the Conference Center.

(Tickets are sold out.
Standby tickets for those without tickets will not be issued. However, patrons are invited to stand by for last-minute seating each evening. The standby line will form at the north gate on Temple Square.)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 2015 - First Presidency Message - All Is Well, handout

Funeral Services Scheduled for President Boyd K. Packer

Funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, July 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. The funeral will be open to the public ages 8 and older.
The Temple Square gates and the Tabernacle doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend should be in their seats by 10:30 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the Assembly Hall and the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square. The Church campus buildings will be closed at 10:30 a.m. and will reopen following the funeral at 1 p.m.
A private burial service will take place at the Brigham City Cemetery following the funeral.
There will be no public viewing, but expressions of sympathy can be posted on President Packer’s official Facebook page or emailed to
Additional broadcast information will be released in the next few days.

June 2015 - First Presidency Message - Families Can Be Together Forever, handout

I just noticed that I forgot to post this handout last month.......I am sorry!

Visiting Teaching Reminder Card

Friday, July 3, 2015

President Boyd K. Packer Dies at Age 90

Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, at about 2 p.m. MDT from causes incident to age. He was 90 years old.
“He was truly an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. From the crown of his head to the soles of his feet, he represented the Savior of the world,” said Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
More details to follow.

Amazing Grace - Condoleezza Rice & Jenny Oaks Baker

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and violinist Jenny Oaks Baker have released a patriotic-themed music video of “Amazing Grace” just in time for the Fourth of July.

The music video ends with the phrase, “May the grace of God continue to shine on lovers of freedom everywhere.”

LDS missionaries in some countries no longer required to purchase suit coats

The dress code for some missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed, according to a release on the Mormon Newsroom blog.
While missionaries are known around the world for their formal attire, the LDS Church recognizes that coats are unsuitable in certain climates.
"To reduce the financial burden on missionaries and their families, elders who are called to serve in missions identified by the church as having hot climates will no longer be required to purchase or wear suit coats,"according to the Mormon Newsroom blog.
Missionaries will be notified if they fall into this category when they receive their call. A list of areas that will be affected by this change can be found on the Mormon Newsroom blog.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

2015 Seminar for New Mission Presidents: The Spirit will teach

During the seminar, held June 24 through June 28 at the Church’s Provo, Utah Missionary Training Center, 126 new mission presidents and their wives participated in large group interactive sessions led by members of the quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Instead of speaking to new mission presidents and their wives from the pulpit, as has been done in the past, members of the Quorum of the Twelve conducted interactive sessions. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder D. Todd Christofferson led discussions on “Doing the Will of the Father” and on “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement.” Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder Neil L. Andersen facilitated a conversation on “Repentance” and “Baptism and Receiving the Holy Ghost.” Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Quentin L. Cook shared insights on “Following the Spirit” and “The Restoration.” Elder Russell M. Nelson, chairman of the Missionary Executive Council, and Elder David A. Bednar, who serves on the executive council, summarized the learning pattern during the concluding interactive session of the seminar.

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President Monson shares love for missionary work with new mission presidents

President Thomas S. Monson has a love for missionaries, mission presidents and their wives, and the work they accomplish.
That love was evident as he addressed 126 couples attending a sacrament meeting at the conclusion of the 2015 Seminar for New Mission Presidents.
The mission leaders and their wives received instructions from General Authorities at the Provo Missionary Training Center from Wednesday, June 24, through Sunday, June 28. They reported to their assigned missions on July 1.
Read full article here