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 […]

Over 100 New Mission Presidents Begin Service In Worldwide Mormon Church.

Each year approximately one third of the 400 plus full time mission presidents worldwide in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormon Church rotate into their new assignments. This mass shift takes place during the first few days of July and marks the beginning of their three years or service. Each mission […]

A Life That Is Not Documented Within A Generation Or Two Will Be Lost…

It was just another Saturday in Spring, Texas. But instead of gardening, or even sitting inside watching the History Channel, on February 28, family history enthusiasts made their way over to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the annual Roots Tech Family Discovery Day.

20th Stake Created in Houston Area – Houston Texas Bear Creek Stake

Members of the Cypress Texas and Katy Texas Stakes in the Houston area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Sunday, February 15, 2015 to learn of the creation of a third stake within their borders.  The new stake is named the Houston Texas Bear Creek Stake. No ward boundaries were changed […]