LDS Woman On Catholic Charities Board Is Catalyst For Service In Both Faiths

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. When Albuquerque resident Cindy Madsen Frame sent her last child to college, she experienced a noticeable void in her life. Wife of a podiatrist and mother of five, she decided to engage in volunteer work that was genuinely constructive and helpful to others. For a couple of years, a Roman Catholic friend, Carmel […]

Church Daily Dose ESL Program Changing Lives

Excitement rippled through the throng of more than 60 participants and families gathered at Spring Woods Middle School (SWMS) May 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas for the adult graduation of the Daily Dose program.  Daily Dose is an ESL, English as a Second Language program sponsored by a collaboration between Spring Branch Independent School District […]

New Leadership For The Houston, Texas LDS East Stake

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 […]

GA’s In 1st & 2nd Quorums of Seventy – Combined & Redesignated – General Authority Seventies

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. Click on this images Enlarge.

“Reunite The Black Family” One Record At A Time – Freedmen Bureau

At its September meeting, members of the Houston Texas Chapter of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) heeded the “Call to Action” issued by FamilySearch as they received instruction on indexing Freedmen’s Bureau Records from volunteers of the Friendswood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

JustServe Takes To The Airwaves – Radio Interview

Facilitating community service on a grand scale is what JustServe is all about. Kathryn Asby and Linda Hayes Houston area Public Affairs representatives had the opportunity to discuss JustServe with radio personality Mercy Richard in Houston. Click Orange Circle below to listen to the entire interview. Thanks to KPFT Radio in Houston for providing this […]

Want a New Apostle With A Diverse Background? He’s Already There

By Lisa Renlund Hyde   –  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 […]

Nepal Will Rise Again

           In a recent gathering at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Klein, Bishnu Adhikari – a Nepal in-country director for CHOICE Humanitarian — spoke to close to 800 people about his humanitarian work after the devastating earthquake. Bishnu, a 2010 CHOICE Humanitarian of the Year and featured in the film Meet […]

Freedmen Bureau Freed Slave Records Indexing Kicks Off At Houston Family History Center

Houston Texas – A thrill of victory filled the air at a Mormon Family History Center in north Houston as Jesse Williams, president of the Houston chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) successfully completed his first attempt at indexing records from the Freedmen’s Bureau Project.

Mormon Church’s Peanut Butter Cannery Responds To Houston Food Bank Request

In the wake of widespread flooding and loss in the Houston area the local Mormon peanut butter cannery has come to the aid of the Houston Food Bank with an additional shipment. Though the flood waters have receded, the aftermath is still impacting many area families.  The Houston Food Bank distributes to locations in eighteen southeast […]