What if there were a way to overcome our habits, addictions, and burdens? What if there was a way to gain sufficient confidence in the Lord that you could call down the powers of heaven? What if there were principles you could teach your loved ones that, if applied, would allow them to overcome personal weaknesses and draw closer to God?
The month of December is upon us and the carols of Christmas echo around us. Children seem to have bigger smiles and an abundance of good will permeates the air. We just love Christmas and the joy of the season and I have come to believe that nowhere in the world is Christmas more anticipated and loved than in the Philippines. Few people decorate better than Filipinos and so in this joyous season, decorations abound, lights sparkle and a chorus of carols fills our homes, hearts, markets and malls.
An effort to share a message about Jesus Christ during the Christmas season will be underway throughout the month of December by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The month-long Christmas initiative focuses on Heavenly Father’s love as demonstrated in the sacred gift of Jesus Christ (see John 3:16). The “He Is the Gift” initiative is expected to reach millions during the month through social media, displays in visitors’ centers, member and missionary tools, online paid promotion and outdoor advertising in New York City’s Times Square.
The historic summit that brought together a diverse group of global faith leaders concluded Wednesday. About 30 faith leaders from around the world participated during the event, including President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Despite the devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda, families living in areas on the path of the typhoon made conscious, active effort to lift their lives and provide for their families. Family members availed of the different programs and projects provided by LDS Charities and Self-Reliance Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In the October 2012 General Conference President Thomas S. Monson announced a change in the age of missionary service for both young men and women. At a press conference held immediately thereafter, Elders Russell M. Nelson and Jeffrey R. Holland explained that the purpose of this historic revelation was the “Hastening the Work of Salvation.”