Friday, 20 October 2017
- Missionaries Temporarily Transferred from Madagascar (LDS Newsroom)
Due to the emerging outbreak of plague in Madagascar, as a precautionary measure, the missionaries serving on the island of Madagascar are in the process of being transferred out of this area or temporarily reassigned to other missions.
- Learning How to Minister: Relief Society Leaders Explain Changes to Visiting Teaching (Church News)
Beginning January 2018, changes to the monthly visiting teaching message will help sisters “minister” to each other in a more personal way.
Rather than providing a specific message, each month a “Visiting Teaching Principle” will provide ideas to help sisters minister more effectively to each other.
- Mormons regrouping after California fires (LDS Church News)
As Diablo winds blasted the wildfire out of the mountains and down into the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa in the middle of the night on Oct. 9, Jack Reisner saw the first embers arriving.
“It was the middle of the night, but it felt as hot as if I were standing in the sun in the middle of a hot day,” said the Primary chorister in the Peterson Lane Ward. “I was standing in the swirling wind. It was like the ‘Ten Commandments’ movie. I know now what the children of Israel and the armies of Pharaoh saw. I understand the pillar of fire now.
“It was here.”
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