Tuesday, 26 September 2017
- Coverage of the October 2017 General Conference General Women’s Session (Church News)
Thousands gathered in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on September 23 for the general women’s session of the Church’s 187th Semiannual General Conference.
- 187th Semiannual General Conference talk summaries and photo galleries (Deseret News - Utah)
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will gather in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, as well as in chapels and homes around the world, on Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to participate in the 187th Semiannual General Conference.
- All LDS missionaries to leave devastated Puerto Rico (KUTV - Utah)
In an unusual move the LDS church is taking its missionaries off the Island of Puerto Rico as a result of the devastation left behind by hurricane Maria.
That means about 150 missionaries are being transferred or reassigned to other missions until the church believes it's safe for them to return. Some have left already others are still waiting to get off the Island.
- The Lord Has a Hand in Designing His Temples, Interior Designers Say (Church News)
As interior designer Gloria Kummer reflects on her 11 years designing LDS temples, the sweet memory of a young woman helping local families install furniture in the El Salvador Temple stands out in her mind.
- After 32 years with the same hymns, many Mormons are wishing for different songs to sing (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Despite the rumors you’ve been hearing since the day the LDS Church published its current hymnal in 1985, there are no new editions on the near horizon.
Church staffers still are translating hymn texts and compiling country-specific editions of “Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” for use all over the world. While a generation of English-speaking Mormons has grown up with “the green hymnbook,” church music manager Diane Bastian observed in 2015 that many members still are waiting for a standardized hymn resource in their own language.
- LDS mom shares 16 secrets behind having 3 kids with perfect ACT/SAT scores (Deseret News - Utah)
Michelle Lehnardt has three kids now who have aced the ACT or SAT.
From long-term to short-term goals, Lehnardt, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has a wide range of tips on how to help improve the test scores of teens applying for college. The Mormon mom recently shared her tips with Today.com.
- An industry that began more than 150 years ago, 'Mormon literature helps us figure out what it means to be Mormon' (Daily Herald - Utah)
The written word has been an important part of the culture of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and text that is designed to appeal to the LDS reader began its published life over 100 years ago.
- Old Joseph Smith PBS documentary remade into new docudrama depicting 'American Prophet's' polarizing life (Deseret News - Utah)
An old PBS documentary has been remade into a docudrama to present new information and bring the Joseph Smith story to life for viewers.
In cooperation with WETA, the flagship public broadcaster in Washington, D.C., co-directors Lee Groberg and Mark Goodman have taken the 1999 film "Joseph Smith: American Prophet" and created a version with dramatic scenes, new interviews with religious scholars and the latest research on Joseph's life.
- Dave Crosby, LDS father of YouTube sensation Claire Crosby, advances on season premiere of 'The Voice' (Deseret News - Utah)
Dave and Claire Crosby, the LDS father-daughter duo that has charmed online audiences since early last year, appeared on Monday night’s season debut of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Dave Crosby, a Salt Lake City native, auditioned for the show but his 4-year-old daughter still found her way onto the stage after an invitation from the judges.
28 ¶ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
My dear associates in the work of the Lord, I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day. As we do so, we will be in a position to hear the voice of the Spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven’s help in our lives."
President Thomas S. Monson, April 2017