For Madame Josefa A. Puentevella, wife of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, the invitation to speak during the opening ceremony of the Family History Exhibit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought back fond memories of visiting the Church’s Family History Center. She recalled how she visited the center several years ago to search for ancestors’ names in preparation for a family reunion.
From Brazil to Bacolod, Mormon Helping Hands Actively Serve in Their Communities
At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the Philippines, Mormon Helping Hands volunteers recently marked their calendars yellow on April 26 as they held a National Day Service.
Despite busy summer schedules, single adult representatives from Islam, Evangelical Christians and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints managed to put together a one day Peace Camp full of fun, friendship and activities which made them get to know each other and to find commonalities despite religious differences.
Graduation exercises were held in the Philippines for 620 carpenters who are building shelters following Typhoon Haiyan, locally called Yolanda. Family members and friends of the trainees attended graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, in Ormoc and Thursday, 29 May, in Tacloban.
The Lord knew that our earthly existence would not be without its challenges; they were always going to be part of the 'Great Plan of Happiness' which we welcomed with cheerful hearts when it was presented to us in the pre-existence. And so, with the 'sweat of our brow' (Moses 5:1) we work our way through concerns knowing that where there is no struggle there is no growth.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a Mother’s Day initiative Wednesday to celebrate the divine calling of mothers and women around the world. The initiative, sponsored by the Missionary Department of the Church, includes a YouTube video titled “It Was Mom,” which depicts all that a mother does in the lives of her children and emphasizes the crucial role mothers play in God’s plan.