- ‘Helping Hands’ volunteers from 6 states offer help after Michigan flooding (Church News)
After being told for 10 weeks to “stay home and stay safe,” at least 10,000 Michigan residents were told on May 19 to instead “get out and stay safe.” At 5:46 p.m. on May 19, the Edenville Dam in central Michigan failed, releasing 21.5 billion gallons of water.
- Joyful Congolese Saints Are Preparing for the Future Lubumbashi Temple (Church Newsroom)
For Latter-day Saints in Lubumbashi, last year’s dedication of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple marked an emotional so-near-yet-so-far-away paradox.
A temple was operating for the first time in their central-African nation. That historic fact doubled as a miracle.
- Some Utah LDS wards are resuming restricted Sunday services, but how they’re doing it varies (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
Some Latter-day Saints scattered across Utah will gather with fellow believers for worship this Sunday for the first time since church services were suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic — and what they experience will be dramatically different than what they had known their whole religious lives.
- Private collectors donate rare Book of Mormon collection to BYU (KSL - Utah)
Brigham Young University alumni Carolyn Potter Ingersoll and William Boley Ingersoll both had a passion for the Book of Mormon since they were children. However, they didn't expect to become the rare collectors they are today.
The BYU Library announced the Ingersoll's rare collection — which includes several copies of the 1830 edition of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' scripture, along with first editions in all 149 translations — has been donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections department of the Harold B. Lee Library.
- This week on social: 2 missionaries creatively produced Facebook ad about Christ’s peace, reached thousands (Church News)
Church leaders took to social media this week, promoting messages of peace, creativity and celebration.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, May 24, President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, wrote about peace.
- Former Miner Jack Skidmore is foregoing college athletics for a higher purpose to serve his LDS mission in England (Park Record - Utah)
Part of what makes high school and college so special is that more often than not, it takes kids on a journey of self-discovery. It’s a time in their lives when they begin to discover who they truly are in this world and what their purpose may be, or at least what direction they should be heading towards.
Jack Skidmore is no different.
A former Park City High School athlete who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Skidmore, 18, has spent parts of the last year on this same journey, albeit one based on faith.