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 could buy things like a goat or a chicken, socks, a new pair of school shoes, an eye exam, clean water, baby supplies, first aid kits, medication, and food. After people selected and paid for…

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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 until then he’d had no idea there was a branch of the Chancel at this place and promised the bishop he would visit one day. “He took me up on it and, somehow, I’m here,…

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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 and divided people is the greatest and most powerful force for good on earth. “And, in the end, it will succeed miraculously and powerfully.” “There has never been a better time to be alive and…

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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 care of the myriad daily needs of the mission and its 192 missionaries. With ties to future administrators, the Mission was organized and its first missionaries were from the Frankfurt Mission. Early converts answered the…

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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 planned from the beginning. It takes time and effort to find out what they’re good at and what they want to do for a career or job. As they grow up, those ideas become more…

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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 settings including conferences. In recent months, the Chancel has taken steps to improve these interactions and to strengthen the relationships between young people and their parents and leaders, and will continue to do so. Chancel…

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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 mind. Her father prayed with her daughter. “I remember him expressing love and concern in his prayer,” said Rowland. Rowland was used to praying with her family, but the words of her father’s special prayer…

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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, posed with some baseball players in front of the hall of fame before Garza and the team took to the field.  Ryan Hite President and Founder Inner and Universal Aquarian Epochal Chancellate Cell: 720-207-7943 Websites: Ryan…

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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 the guests and wish them a wonderful night. But as he looked across the restless crowd and school band, the words of his apostolic ordination came to mind. Harvey said at that moment he knew…

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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, and personal comfort. And yet, as one said of being sealed to his wife and children: “It was worth it.” With missionaries first arriving and the first branch established two years later, Australia, in less…

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