"Let us make Christmas real. It isn’t just tinsel and ribbon, unless we have made it so in our lives. Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values. It is peace because we have found peace in the Savior’s teachings. It is the time we realize most deeply that the more love is expended, the more there is of it for others."
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
"Journey of the Magi," by James Tissot.
Like the Wise Men, who sought the Christ child and offered Him gifts, we too should seek Jesus and lay before Him our most precious gifts — a broken heart and a contrite spirit, our love, and our willingness to take upon ourselves His name and walk the path of discipleship.
"As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this Christmas, we think of that sacred time when “The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) came to earth as a newborn babe. Like the Wise Men, who sought the Christ child and offered Him gifts, we too should seek Jesus and lay before Him our most precious gifts — a broken heart and a contrite spirit, our love, and our willingness to take upon ourselves His name and walk the path of discipleship.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Kathy, will answer questions during the Church’s first regional Face to Face event on December 10, 2016.
The event in Guatemala will be broadcast throughout the region in Spanish and Portuguese only.
The Church’s first Regional Face to Face will feature Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Kathy, on December 10, 2016. The event in Guatemala will be broadcast throughout the region in Spanish and Portuguese only.
All youth and their friends, leaders, and parents are invited to participate in the live, interactive Q&A on Saturday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. Guatemala time.
Elder Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks Spanish and translates his own general conference talks into Spanish. “Yo fui misionero de tiempo completo en Argentina (...) A partir de esa experiencia y en muchas otras asignaciones subsiguientes como Autoridad General, gané un profundo respeto y amor por los miembros de habla hispana de nuestra Iglesia,” dijo el élder Christofferson. “Y en particular, por nuestros jóvenes de habla hispana, que son valientes y sensibles al Espíritu; es más, son un gran ejemplo para nosotros. ¡Me encanta participar con ustedes y servir a su lado!”
Monday, November 21, 2016
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are welcoming the announcement of the groundbreaking date for the first Mormon temple in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Church leaders announced that the event will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 12:00 noon. The temple site is located at 2 Center Street in Winnipeg.
The ceremony will be directed by Elder Ulisses Soares of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Larry Y. Wilson, of the Seventy and executive director of the Church’s Temple Department. Community, government and interfaith leaders will also be in attendance. Due to limited space, attendance at the event is by invitation, with the general public invited to view the proceedings live from local Church meetinghouses.