LDS (“Mormon”) Apostle of Jesus Christ Addresses Young Adults Worldwide

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is under the direct divine administration of the Lord Jesus Christ, who revealed its name, and facilitated the restoration of His pure, undiluted doctrines and organization as existed at the time of His ministry. What a glorious message to the world!

One of the modern-day twelve apostles, Boyd K. Packer, of The Church of Jesus Christ (sometimes mistakenly referred to as The Mormon Church by the media or those of other faiths who aren’t familiar with the full name), will address the young adults of the Church and any interested friends of other faiths in a devotional address on November 6, 2011, at 6:00 P.M. MST.
2011 November Educational and Spiritual Devotional for Young Adults

The one-hour broadcast will originate from the Brigham Young University (BYU) campus in Provo, Utah. The Church of Jesus Christ’s satellite system will subsequently rebroadcast the devotional to many areas of the world.

According to LDS/Mormon News source, the Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ, there are several ways to watch and listen:

This broadcast will be available in English on Mormon Channel HD Radio and the following BYU Broadcasting services: BYU Television (BYUtv), BYU Radio, KBYU‑TV (Eleven), and KBYU‑FM Radio (Classical 89). It will be available in Spanish and Portuguese on BYU Television International.

Live audio and video of the Latter-day Saint (“Mormon”) broadcast will be available online at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time at An audio-only live broadcast can be accessed at at the same time.  [“CES” is an acronym for the Church Educational System which provides continuous spiritual and doctrinal instruction to young adults as they transition through school, marriage, and life.  Mormons believe highly in educating minds, hearts, and hands to be of service in families, communities, and the world.)

Within three weeks of the apostle’s address and this spiritual devotional event, audio and video will be archived online at in more than two dozen languages.

Check local program listings for availability in your area, or visit,, or for more broadcast information.


Additional Resources:

For more information and events visit the official site for The Church of Jesus Christ.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir 2011 Christmas Concert

Mormon Christmas concert guests; Jane Seymour, Nathan GunnMore news of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir–a choir composite of 360 ambassadors-of-Christ, faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called The Mormon Church by friends of other faiths). These talented singers who’ve graced 28 nations with performances and who participate in the longest running Christian Choir Sunday Morning broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word, have announced their 2011 Christmas concert venue.Mormon Tab Choir: 2011 Christmas concert guest performers announced! Two internationally renowned performers—Jane Seymour, British actress, artist and author, and Nathan Gunn, much sought-after American baritone—will join with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square December in performances on December 15-18.As per the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s official site:Seymour is a familiar face on the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. A recipient of the Officer of the British Empire, her long list of credits includes the James Bond film Live and Let Die, romantic classic Somewhere in Time and six-season television classic, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. She holds an Emmy and two Golden Globes for her work. She has a thriving career as an artist and has written several books including a children’s series. Gunn has appeared in opera houses around the world from the Met in New York to the San Francisco Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Paris, Bilboa and Brussels Operas and so many more. In addition he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Boston, Chicago, London, and Rotterdam Symphony Orchestras. He also got rave reviews for his role in Camelot with the New York Philharmonic and Showboat at Carnegie Hall. 

Online registration for random ticket selection will begin on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 12:01 a.m. and continue through Monday, October 17, 11:59 p.m. Those without Internet access can register by phone at 801-570-0080 or 1-866-LDS-TIKS Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert registration, visit this page. Further details are also available on the page.

Mormon Christmas Concert: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performs in Salt Lake City Conference Center

  • Thursday, December 15, 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 16, 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 17, 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 18, 9:30 a.m.

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Additional Resources:

For more information and events visit the official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths as the “Mormon Church”)

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Mormon AidFor many years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes mistakenly called The Mormon Church by the media or friends of other faiths) has been actively involved in humanitarian relief and development activities throughout the world. These include emergency relief assistance in times of disaster and humanitarian programs that strengthen the self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ share personal offerings and donations on a consistent basis, that are extended to those in need. As indicated on the official Church site, “One-hundred percent of these donations go directly to help the poor and needy. In-kind material assistance is provided through items donated by Church members and others.”

Mormon aid and selfless humanitarian efforts are intended to relieve suffering for families of all nationalities and religions and offer hope with the potential for a better life for millions of people around the world. Such giving is inherent in Christian Mormon discipleship.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  Partnering to Help East Africa Drought Victims

October 26, 2011

The worst East African drought conditions in 50 years have left more than 13 million people in urgent need of assistance, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) is working with various other organizations to coordinate the distribution of aid in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

The Horn of Africa has experienced two consecutive drought seasons during the past two years, resulting in extreme food shortages in the area. In Somalia, the situation is compounded by civil unrest.

For more information relative to this Mormon effort, please visit the LDS Newsroom, source of official Mormon news of  The Church of Jesus Christ of  Latter-day Saints.



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EPUB and PDF files of General Conference

Files for the October 2011 General Conference are now available in EPUB and PDF format in English. These files can be view in many different e-readers, such as the Barnes and Noble Nook or the iPad iBooks app. To download the files, visit the General Conference page and click on the “Download” button under Entire Session. PDF files of the November Ensign and Liahona in English are also available for download here.

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Mormon ArticlesThis new and helpful update on resources available to LDS (Mormon) leaders and Church members, was prepared by Fernando Camilo.

For those visiting the site who are friends of other faiths, we invite you to learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or to receive a Free Bible or Book of Mormon, to assist you in your spiritual growth and journey.

A new set of leadership training videos is now available through the Leadership Training Library, launched last week on The training library includes videos that illustrate principles shown in Handbook 2: Administering the Church. Various Church leadership responsibilities are highlighted in the library, including bishopric, Relief Society, Primary and Sunday School. Each video is directly linked to a principle taught in Handbook 2, and links to excerpts of the handbook are displayed when that principle is selected. All videos can be downloaded for offline viewing. The library is currently available in English, but early in 2012, portions of the library will be available in Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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A new section on now gives you access to several other addresses by Church leaders. This section can be found under Menu > Study > Other Addresses. In this section you will find CES Devotionals, General Conference, Relief Society Meetings, Young Women Meetings, First Presidency Devotionals, Worldwide Leadership Training and other broadcasts (other addresses given by members of the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency). Use the language selector to choose another language.

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Fires of Faith

BYUtv is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Translation of the Bible by presenting Fires of Faith: William Tyndale and the King James Bible, a three-part docudrama produced by filmmaker Lee Groberg. The program will premiere on BYUtv this Sunday, October 16th at 6pm MT. Earlier this year, the Church produced a short video based on Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s talk titled “The Blessing of Scripture”, which also discussed the story of the King James Bible.

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October 2011 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ: Archives AvailableWhat an amazing, intensely personal and yet global experience, listening to and viewing the recent 181st Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons is a nickname, coined by friends of other faiths based on The Book of Mormon, a companion volume of scripture to the Bible).To those of you who are curious friends of another faith, we invite you to access and listen to words spoken through living apostles and prophet in our day. Below please find ways to receive audio, text, and video files of the LDS (Mormon) General Conference, October of 2011. Thanks to Fernando Camilo for providing these links.  We invite your honest questions.

General Conference archives

Downloadable files for all sessions of the October 2011 General Conference are now available. Here is a summary of what you can access now:

–          MP3s – full sessions and individual talks for streaming and download (70 languages)

–          Video – full session and individual talks for streaming and download (English)

–          Other languages (60+) – Various full session and individual talks for streaming and download

–          Transcripts – Text in English should be available later this week. Text in other languages should be available    within 2-8 weeks.

Highlights for the Youth: Watch highlights of conference that were especially selected for the youth on the Church’s Youth website.

For Mormon news and information about the most recent General Conference visit the official site of The Church of Jesus Christ.

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Worldwide Mormon Women’s Meeting

Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church), join together annually in what is referred to as the General Relief Society Meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Relief Society, as its inspired name indicates is a global circle of sisters, Latter-day Saint (Mormon) women who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, take to heart the commission to act in His name under His authority as manifest in our day through a living prophet and apostles, as the Lord’s female disciples and equal participants in God’s plan to redeem His children from sin and error and bring them ‘under His wing.’  It’s an amazing organization, and those of all faiths are invited to participate in the service opportunities it provides, in Sunday meetings and evening instruction in Christ-centered living, in gospel outreach, and in strengthening homes and families.  To find a Relief Society meeting near you, visit Find a Meetinghouse and to learn more about the women called of God to serve the worldwide sisterhood today, visit the LDS News Source, Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ.

To listen to the messages from two members of the current Presidency of the Relief Society–Julie Beck, Barbara Thompson- as well as the words of a living apostle of Jesus Christ, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, please visit these audio and video archives. Archives for the General Relief Society Meeting have been posted in more than 60 languages. To choose your language, simply select it from the drop down menu on the top right hand side of the page, as shown below:

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Mormon Woman: Relief Society History

Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are diverse and extraordinary, ordinary women.  They face the challenges of life with the resources of the gospel, striving as Emma Smith, first president of the Relief Society–the largest women’s organization in the world of approximately 4 million Mormon Women, to have the Spirit of God “to know and understand [ourselves] that [we] may be able to overcome whatever of tradition or nature would not tend to exaltation in the eternal worlds” and to be about “taking care of the poor–administering to their wants” and “correcting the orals and strengthening the virtues of the female community” (Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society, p. 11).

As these women coalesced, after The Church of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth through a personal appearance of the Savior and God the Father to a young boy, they sought to organize themselves in the manner of the day.  That included by-laws to govern and provide order and direction for the society.  When asking the prophet Joseph Smith to review these, he acknowledged that they were better than any he’d previously seen but not after the pattern the Lord had in mind for His female disciples. That pattern was then restored to the earth–and its organization has been known as Relief Society ever since.


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