Extremely well done and touching video about Hurricane Harvey, floods and people…
The pervasiveness of Hurricane Harvey is such that everyone in the area has been affected or is closely connected with someone who has been affected emotionally and physically by its devastation. In Richmond, Texas in southwest Houston, members of the Richmond 1 and 2 wards in the Richmond Stake, rallied around fellow saints including Tace Hart, whose home was impacted by the flood waters brought on by the 50 plus inches of rain dumped by Harvey over 5 days.
A heart-rending scene repeated with only slight variations throughout Houston is recounted by Julie Stanger, one of the thousands of volunteers who are helping people begin their lives again after the floods of Tropical Storm Harvey:
A Mormon Helping Hands crew from the Richmond 1 and 2 Wards works to muck out a home that experienced minor flooding. Thousands of homes in the Metro Houston area had multiple feet of contaminated flood water in them.
Crew members willingly labored and came from all walks of life…moms, dads, financial managers, doctors, teens, engineers…all willingly helped.
The flagpole dedication at the LDS church in Katy, Texas on July 7, was the culmination of months of effort to fulfill a Boy Scout leadership goal. Over 100 volunteers and well-wishers took part in the event which was the vision of Lisa Davies, Den Leader for 9-year-old Bear Scouts of the Nottingham Country Ward pack 1047.
On April 30, 2017 a new Conroe Texas Stake for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized comprising nine congregations. The organization creates the twenty-first stake in the greater Houston area.
Former basketball players from across the United States joined their beloved coach Rick Sherley at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. The occasion was the north gymnasium was renamed Rick Sherley Gymnasium in his honor. Over 200 players, school personnel, friends and family gathered at a reception and presentation marking Sherley’s 25 years as head basketball coach from 1977-2002.
It’s not often that students who haven’t graduated from high school take a direct route to college, especially if they are years younger than most graduates. For one family, however — Stan and Melanie Jensen and their four children — it’s getting to be a tradition.
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…]