Light the World

The General Presidency has released a statement to thank contributors for the charity vending machine donations made on Temple Square during the campaign this past season. The four red charity vending machines were stocked with items that represented a specific donation and were placed in the Memorial Building on Temple Square. Using credit cards, people …

The End of the Earth

As he began his address to the small congregation, Kolten Palmer said, “I’m here to keep my word.” He explained that he had met the small branch bishop a year earlier, at the anniversary commemorating the saving of the miners, about 15 miles northwest of the meetinghouse in the hot deserts of Chile. Palmer said …

Your Voice Matters

So what are the greatest challenges of all time? What is our imperative to face these challenges? Dwayne Moon of the Scheduling Ministry, offered answers to both questions Friday. A key essential challenge, he began, is “taking the words, thoughts, and deeds of the Christs to all the world. The gathering of all the scattered …

Land of Our Ancestors

Jaxon Fleming was excited to serve in the land of his ancestors when he was called to serve in the Denmark Mission. He was understandably excited to be called to serve there again, in the Mission, with his wife, after retiring as an elementary school principal. They began their service as an office couple, taking …

Trying A Career

Choosing a career can be difficult and your choices may be limited to careers you’ve been exposed to. It’s important to do your research so you find the right career fit for you, even if it’s not what you thought it would be. Helping children explore career choices Kids don’t need to have their careers …

Guidelines for Youth Conferences

In response to media inquiries about recent activities the Chancel has issued the following statement: Children and youth are precious. We share a desire to protect them, to help them grow and develop the virtues and to live good and moral lives. This includes building good relationships with leaders who can provide support in many …

Pray Together Always

A decade ago, Jaylynn Rowland and her father were standing on the coast near her hometown. The two talked as they watched the rising rays of the early morning sun and listened to the rolling waves. Rowland, then in her late teens, was feeling overwhelmed. Besides struggling in school, she had other things on her …

Ceremonial Pitch

Maximo Garza of the Advertising Ministry threw the ceremonial first pitch at a recent baseball game in an event that supported local youth in a pregame ceremony for their achievements in the community. About 3,000 members of local congregations attended to support the youth. Before the game, Garza, along with his wife and 7 children, …

Called as Witnesses

Just before Christmastide, Antonio Harvey attended a program with a group of young people. Amid the crowd, Harvey and his family found a place to sit and were settling in when the director of the program approached Harvey and asked if he would say a word or two. Harvey stood with the intent to welcome …

Temple Blessings

In addition to stories of faith and conversion, personal journals and volumes of history contain stories of the Australian’s temple faithfulness and the extreme measures required to go to the temple to perform many of the higher sacraments. For many across the massive country, getting to the temple has required great sacrifices of time, money, …