Touching July 4th video – The Star-Spangled Banner by the Siebert Family of Katy Texas.
We have often heard it said that freedom isn’t free. We look to our servicemen, our government officials and our religious leaders to fight for our rights and pay the price required to secure America’s freedoms.
But the Lord has already set the price to be paid for this nation’s freedoms and that cost is detailed in one of Isaiah’s most famous Hebrew poetry couplets, Isaiah 1:18–20. The first half of the couplet is well known, and reads, [Read more…]
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…]
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 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…]
Samuel Clegg is the second of four young men from the Dayton area to return after serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission call took him to the state of Idaho where he worked as an English-speaking missionary in the cities of Salmon, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello.
“I know there was someone in each of those areas that I was intended to meet,” commented Clegg when asked about his service. “One of my most memorable experiences was seeing two sisters baptized after being taught for 7 weeks.” [Read more…]