Touching July 4th video – The Star-Spangled Banner by the Siebert Family of Katy Texas.
By Melanie Ferguson
Over 4,000 members of the Houston Texas East Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a new stake president from Baytown. Robert B. Brown will now lead and preside over seven congregations in the cities of Baytown, Pasadena and Broadway. A stake president usually serves for ten years. A stake is a geographic organization of multiple congregations, known as wards. There are 20 stakes in the Houston area. [Read more…]
As part of the ongoing evolution of the Church’s administration, at the October 2015 General Conference the 1st and 2nd Quorums of the Seventy were reconfigured.
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– I have been reading many criticisms about the three new LDS Church apostles for being the “typical upper-middle class white guys born in Utah” with no racial or socioeconomic diversity. While I cannot personally comment on the background of the other two new apostles, I can comment a bit more on the background of my uncle, Dale G. Renlund, the now 12th member of the Quorum of the Twelve. Yes, Dale was born in Utah, but there is so much more to his story that I think people should know: [Read more…]
With about 17,000 children involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) in Harris County each year, emergency supply needs for the children can be substantial. BEAR, or Be A Resource for CPS Kids, is a non-profit organization that relieves this burden by supplying necessities such as diapers, clothes, shoes, formula and blankets for CPS in Harris County. [Read more…]
by Jim Santiago – 100 Houston area teenagers had an unforgettable journey to upstate New York this past week as they toured historical sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The group of teens traveled more than 1,700 miles by train and bus to visit the birthplace of the Mormon church. [Read more…]
By Anne Billings and Ciera Kizerian
SPRING TEXAS – It’s not all that unusual for a youth conference to include some kind of service activity. But completing three different major projects in two days?
That is exactly what about 170 Houston North Stake young men and women did Easter weekend. During the conference, built around the theme “We Are His Hands,” they collected over 3,000 shoes for Haitians in need, planted nearly 150 trees in a historic neighborhood, and assembled some 7,000 meals at a food bank. [Read more…]