by Judie Rawlin – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is, “Not a spectator church” taught Elder Stanley G. Ellis on a recent visit to Friendswood, Texas. Its members are willing to accept assignments to serve wherever they may be called. Consequently, Elder Ellis who owns a home in Houston, is currently living and serving as a Seventy in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Read more…]
By Kate Pingree
More than 150 youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today will begin “Haitian Soles,” an effort to collect more than 3,000 shoes for donation to Haiti as part of a youth conference that will include a 5K run in North Houston.
Collection bins will be placed in LDS church buildings and other locations in North Houston from March 9 to April 20 with the goal to collect enough shoes to fill a shipping container. From baby shoes to adult pairs, dress shoes to hiking boots, the youth are looking for all they can gather. [Read more…]
This week my husband’s Grandma passed away at the age of 95. We have lived down the street from her for the past 11 years, so I had the great privilege of getting to know her well. She was my good friend—and FUNNY. I’d call her up and ask her how she was doing and she’s say something like “well…..I’m not buying any green bananas, let’s put it that way.” I loved how she always treated me as if I were actually one of hers. She made me feel included, unconditionally loved—and like I always had at least one friend in my home away from home town. [Read more…]
To say that BYU’s football program is unique would be a gross understatement. It is the only Division 1 School to have an Honor Code that requires students and football players to live by standards that most of the collegiate world would view as positively puritanical in today’s society, yet the system works remarkably well. [Read more…]
By Lisa Hyde
There was not a dry eye to be found at a recent interfaith concert in Cypress celebrating freedom and gratitude.
After a two-year hiatus, the annual “Lest We Forget” Concert occurred on Sunday, September 8 in Cypress, Texas. Held in September to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001, the concert celebrated those who have preserved the freedoms enjoyed today.
The concert, first debuted in 2004, was held annually until 2011 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Grant Road. This year the concert was reinitiated and held at the Cypress United Methodist Church (CUMC) on Cypress North Houston Road. The concert included many participants from both The Church of Jesus Christ and CUMC churches. [Read more…]