October 2006


This is a great story in today’s Tribune. It profiles a group of LDS Harley riding Temple riders. They are called The Temple Riders, and you can visit their website here. I had no idea such a group existed; but, they have 600 members in chapters all over the country: (more…)

West Africa Ghana MissionI’ve received another incredible email update from the Moncurs, serving their fellow man, and their God over in the West Africa Ghana Mission. Reading these emails, and thinking back to my own mission years in South America puts modern day life here in the well fed and talkative west into some much needed perspective. I’ve posted the email below. After the email are 14 photographs of mission life in West Africa Ghana Mission. I’ve also posted on this same mission here, here, here, and here.  The photos posted at the end are reduced in size.  The full sized photos are even more incredible, and you can see them here. (more…)

For my friends who read the Messenger and Advocate; but don’t get much further around the Bloggernacle, I wanted to point you to two posts I’ve done in the last two days over at the Bloggernacle Times, here and here. They both discuss, and provide additional links to commentary on the yellow journalism and religious bigotry coming out of the Globe, about the Church and Mitt Romney. Any updates will be posted over at the Bloggernacle Times.

constitution.jpgAs Latter-day Saints, we as a Church believe The United States Constitution to be a Divinely inspired document, established by God Himself, and embodying just and holy principles. The Doctrine and Covenants section 101:77-80 confirms this belief: (more…)

hawaii-quake.jpgThis morning’s Deseret News contained a report focusing on Church members in the Hawaiian Islands after their large earthquake yesterday. The line that caught my attention was the hometeaching angle, which if you think about it, makes absolute common sense. Quoting President Eric B. Shumway, BYU Hawaii President, and an area Seventy: (more…)

I am ashamed as an American that this war  continues in my (our) name(s).  As an active and believing Latter-day Saint and Christian I am aghast that a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles persists in such an unchristian endeavor.  I condemn the political leaders of both major political parties of this nation for not taking some decisive action to end this madness, this death, this destruction, this misery, this unholy and ungodly war.  I pray daily that God will soften hearts, any hearts to end this travesty.

The BYU Jerusalem Center will resume limited student programs beginning Winter Semester 2007. The BYU Jerusalem page notes:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

October 9, 2006

Brigham Young University will resume student programs on a limited basis at its Center for Near Eastern Studies in Jerusalem beginning Winter Semester 2007. This program will be limited to current BYU-Provo students who have completed at least two semesters of full-time enrollment at a college or university. All qualified applications received (or postmarked) between October 23 and November 3 will be given equal consideration for the 44 available positions. Future programs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with due consideration to the political and security environments in the region. (more…)

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